Pennsylvania (PA) > Rehab Centers in Wilkes Barre, PA
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4.3
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1100 E Northampton St
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18706

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Facility Highlights

40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction

Engaging, Interactive Presentations and Lectures

Tranquil Mountain Setting

Individualized Treatment Plans Built Around Patient Needs

Special Needs Groups for Trauma and Grief

Gender Specific Groups

Outdoor Adventure Activities in Sober Canyon Program

AA / NA Meetings

Treatment Center Philosophy

Our patients and their families are our most valuable resource. We are dedicated to act on their behalf and to always advocate for their best interests. We must therefore adhere to the position of never compromising patient care for any reason. We believe in putting our patients first. Clearbrook Treatment Centers treats chemical dependency as a disease, providing supportive, immediate care to those suffering from addiction, and their family members. The 12-step based treatment model is administered in a tranquil, rural setting in conjuction with an individualized treatment plan, based on each patient's needs. Our co-ed facility admits patients who are at least 18 years old, and have sufficient physical, cognitive and behavioral skills to effectively participate in the therapy offered, and not pose an obstacle to the personal safety and recovery efforts of others in the program.

Testimonials

  • I was so angry I was in rehab,How could I f*** up!!! Why was I here. And today I thank my family for saving my life by sending me too Clearbrook, can't say enough about this wonderful place, it would save your life if you put the work, it sure save mines. To all staff I thank you. Your truly: Benito.
  • I was court sent there back in the late 70's....the system felt I had a chance to survive if taken out of my reality at the time. Man oh man were they right! I ended up being there for a year some paid by insurance some by the staff finding a way to keep me there to be safe. They took my living a healthy life personal. It became my home I never wanted to leave...crazy but true. The staff and many people soon were my friends and family. I felt safe, secure and loved. I traveled many paths after leaving but that experience lives in my heart. My story back then shocked them but oh that was just the beginning.....I am happy to see this place of caring still exists.
  • Clearbrook helped change my outlook on things and just life itself. Yeah when i first arrived i had my doubts. But they helped change that. And i honestly couldnt thank the staff enough. This place does get a 5 star because im still sober today. Because of this rehab, i can live my life. Because of this rehab i know im not alone in a world where i thought only i had a problem. Thank you so much Clearbrook. Keep it up!
  • Clearbrook saved my life. The staff was amazing, the community was as well. I learned so much I had no idea about. I truly found & learned to love myself. Now I'm out i miss everyone. It really was a comfort zone.
  • Saved my life!! I'm a wife and mother now, 15 years clean and sober!
  • Six years ago I walked in the doors of clearbrook for the third time. I was broken,beatin and I needed help. It was probably the BEST decision I ever made. I am now six years sober, getting ready to get married and two beautiful children. I live a life, I never thought would even be possible for me... And it all started with clearbrook!
  • 5 years ago I was fortunate enough to find myself at the gates of that Mountain. I had no idea what was to come of me. I was in a very bad and dark place and I was terrified. Clearbrook and all of it's amazing staff (Oct. 2008) saved me...they shared their experiences with me and the community that was with there. I emerged from that mountain a different person...a sober person for the first time in my life. I listened to what they suggested and my journey in recovery has been absolutely amazing. I have a bigger and beautiful life than I would have ever imagined -- and I wouldn't trade it for world. Thank you Clearbrook for showing me how to love and live life.
  • Best treatment centers ive been too. The staff truly cares about you. They helped me turn my life around!
  • Clearbrook helpes changed my outlook on things and just life itself. Yeah. When i first arrived i had my doubts. But they heloed change that. And i honestly couldnt thank the staff enough . this place does get a 5 star. Because im still sober today. because of this rehab , i can live my life. Because of this rehab i know im not alone in a world i thought were only i had a problem. Tha k you so much clearbrook. Keep it up
  • Clearbrook and it's staff saved my life. I will forever be grateful.
  • I went to Clearbrook to straighten out my life. One of the most impressive things I experienced was Clearbrook’s CEO Nick Colangelo taking part in my recovery. I saw him all the time while I was in treatment. He gave one of the best lectures I have ever heard in regards to recovery. It’s like he is in the trenches with us while we’re in treatment, helping us navigate the road back to life.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D.
CEO

Nick has personally helped thousands of people along the path to sobriety since becoming a counselor in 1975. A graduate of Boston University, he received his Master of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his doctorate degree from International College. Nick has been at Clearbrook since 1990 after serving as a principal in several recovery centers and was appointed CEO in 1998. Nick’s personal approach to Clearbrook patients can be witnessed every day. You can always find Nick eating lunch with our patient community or giving a weekly lecture on his own personal experience of life in recovery. He maintains an active role in every department at Clearbrook to ensure that the facility is running as smoothly as possible. In October 2015, he was able to share the miraculous feat of 40 years in recovery.

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Richard P. Conaboy, Jr.
Vice President of Clinical Affairs

A valued member of the recovery team since 2001, Conaboy joined Clearbrook as Administrator and Clinical Director. His current responsibilities include evaluating all incoming clients, assigning them to the appropriate counselor, following their care and planning after-care, as well as implementing the facility’s daily schedule. As a patient advocate, Conaboy takes time to talk to each patient every day, helping them solve daily problems, legal problems, and help get them through the treatment course. Conaboy has been involved in professional counseling since 1975, beginning at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, conducting psychiatric and educational assessments of inmates. A graduate of Marywood University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Conaboy has garnered more than 300 continuing education credits pertaining to drug and alcohol abuse, and recovery.

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Joseph Kane, L.S.W.
Clinical Administrator

Joe, a native and current resident of West Scranton, PA, attended the Pennsylvania State University earning his B.A. in Psychology. He then went on to Marywood University and received his Masters Degree in Social Work. Going one step further in his educational credentials, Joe completed all the requirements for become a Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.). Outside of work you can usually find Joe spending time with his wife and children. Joe says that the rewarding part of working for Clearbrook is “I feel like God has given me the ability to work with people afflicted with the disease of addiction. Seeing people at the lowest point and then hope getting restored and the light returning to their eyes.”

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J.M.
1.0
They use On ethical tactics to get people to come there they don’t really care about the patients only about what type of insurance you have not a place to go for treatment there’s no accountability no rules for the patience whatsoever. They lie and I think It’s criminal and unethical.
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L.Z.
5.0
Excellent
This facility is like no other in regards to the way they deliver information. I've never gotten an education on addiction better than the one I received at Clearbrook. The staff are compassionate, loving, and patient, and treated me like I was their family member. The fact that almost all of their staff is in recovery, or effected by addiction in some way is also a major factor in what makes Clearbrook one of the best facilities in the area. If it weren't for Clearbrook, I wouldn't be coming up on 5 years sober. Overall this facility's biggest strength is its staff. This is by far one of the best staffed facilities I've ever come across. The facility's biggest weakness is down time. When there isn't anything to do during recreation, it seems all we did was smoke. There needs to be an increase in activities, as well as the staff to provide it.
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J.Z.
2.0
A.A based. No individual counseling. However, techs and staff truly do try to help everyone. More counselors are needed. Insurance driven-if insurance stops paying: you go. If insurance continues to pay: you stay...length of stay is not driven by individuals' needs, but by financial status. If you feel your needs are not being met and would like to leave-but insurance continues to pay-plan on a 28 day stay!!! or you will be leaving without a letter of completion and assistance with suitable after care.
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
At the time I was very pleased. In hindsight, not as much. The counselor was a wonderful man,altho close to burnout.Besides playing basketball in the gym, I am not aware fo anything
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SMB
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Inconsistentcy with various rules and medical care. Billing information is very vague and creates alot of frustration for family and patients. Staff are genuine for the most part and I enjoyed my small group. Do not feel much one on one was provided to me personally but do know of those who may have required more assistance.
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Kz
4.7
Excellent
This place truly saved my life. This was my fourth rehab. The staff truly cares about there patients and ensures to provide all the tools necessary to begin a new life
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N.A.
5.0
Excellent
Clearbrook provided me with amazing care! Every staff member I came into contact with genuinely seemed to care about me and wanted to help me. My courselor was nothing short of a miracle worker. She helped me work through the issues I used as excuses to get high. She showed my wife the value of going to their family program and as a result she feels better and our relationship is healing. Clearbrook taught me how to live in a way I never thought possible...joyful without drugs! I am forever grateful to them for showing me what real recovery is.
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Frank
5.0
Excellent
Entering into drug and alcohol treatment can be quite scary. Fortunately, there's no need to feel that way about Clearbrook. From day one you'll notice the family-like environment where the CEO himself is available to speak with. After working with Clearbrook this past year, I highly recommend Clearbrook as the treatment center of choice for anyone looking to take the steps towards a better life. Beautiful campus, friendly staff, and the professional support needed to help you achieve success with your journey.
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Holly
5.0
Excellent
No frills. Pampered wealthy clients Staff was mostly in recovery and that was a big help
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Anonymous
3.7
Very Good
It is a nice facility location and program. You have to really want the treatment in order for it to be a self success!
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Dennis
3.0
Good
Would recommend this place.
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Deborah
5.0
Excellent
An overall great facility with supportive staff.
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
My sister attended Clearbook and has now been sober for three years. I feel as if her treatment at this facility greatly helped her change her life.
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
Program was AA-based.
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Dianna
5.0
Excellent
They keep your family involved and they continue to offer free and informative sources when you leave the facility and I think a big part is they offer open AA meetings while you are a patient which we feel gives you a look into the real world of recovery.
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L.A.
4.7
Excellent
Clearbrook was a clean, safe, and supportive environment. In addition to being a place where substances, DOCs were not present, it provided guidance and self reflection. It is fully based on AA principles and prepares one for navigating oneself within the program upon leaving the facility. While there is little room in its rules/programmed time for personal choices/preferences to be made, it's program is tested and efficient to meet the needs of it's community members.
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JR
4.7
Excellent
The facility was very clean and well run. The food was above my expectations. My counselors were thorough and usually always made to time to speak to me personally. There was even an incident of disruptive behavior by a patient that happened to be related to one of the higher ups at the facility. We were all impressed when the facility kicked him out, as opposed to turn a blind eye to his behavior that was affecting our treatment. I would definitely recommend Clearbrook to others seeking treatment.
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Sharon
5.0
Excellent
My personal experience was a very rewarding one, I am very pleased to say this facility worked with me in every area I had asked for help and with that I am so thankful to be clean and sober today and manage my life in a new way.
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SAB
2.7
It was okay.
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Alan
4.3
Great
Really helped me out.
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Lily
5.0
Excellent
Still in recovery.
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JZ
5.0
Excellent
I want to thank all the staff and outside speaker that came in and told their stories because it help me to change and listen. I thank God for the person I am today and the tools I have getting by working a program of recovery now it all started in the rehab.
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Anonymous
3.3
Good
Helping people but kinda expensive. It was a good place.
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Angela
4.7
Excellent
The workers who are ex addicts tell there life story and it gives you hope. All of the speakers are incredibly inspiring. This was a great place that had gotten me through my 4 year addiction of heroin and now i am living the life i have always wanted, one day at a time!. Highly reccomend this rehab to anyone and everyone.
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
Clean with attractive setting. Strong 12 step following. Length of stay is way too short. Some staff are very unprofessional and involve patients in staff issues that are none of their concern.
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Kerri
4.3
Great
I am successful in my recovery because of the staff who taught me tools and connected me with others. They have a willingness to help with recovery plans and very generous with scholarships. The staff are mostly in recovery which makes it easier to relate. Not enough recreational things to do such as yoga and exercise.
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
It was a good facility but I was disappointed with the holistic opportunities.
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
I really enjoyed the facility.
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LC
3.3
Good
Caring staff. Beautiful facility. My son was happy there but they did not follow up or have an after care plan. He was on his own when discharged. He took his own life 8 days after discharge.
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Annmarie
4.3
Great
Clearbrook is quite remote in a rural setting. This made it difficult to visit, but once there, if you allow yourself, the natural setting is quite nice. Take advantage of the family weekend- it is well worth it! Clearbrook has a strong family program and encourages participation. The long-time staff are well versed and competent. However, some of the staff was young and seemed inexperienced.
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
Clearbrook rehab center has very friendly and supportive staff. I always feel welcomed when arriving and never embarrassed. It is somewhat expensive. It is a lovely "campus." The family day activities are nice. I never felt completely alienated from my family. The staff are supportive and fair while I was detoxing. I feel like the staff are compassionate and understanding of the worst monsters.
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HC
4.7
Excellent
Focus was on treatment and not the outside world. They favored rich and politically connected patients.
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
The facility was very understanding and they brought in meetings, which was nice. However, you couldn't talk to non-patients.
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Anonymous
3.0
Good
They cover key facts on sobriety. Overall it was a good place. It did help me but I went twice. They continually let the same people in over and over again and I believe a longer term facility should be offered. Also, the staff could be better and it was overrun by greed.
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Anonymous
3.0
Good
They were kind, caring and supportive. The people were nice.
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
Everything was great. It was wonderful for families.
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TD
5.0
Excellent
This is the first treatment center that has my loved one wanting to stay. He wants it to be his home group after he is out of the 30 day stay. The staff gathered info from the family at the time he entered the program and even gave us a tour. No other place has done that much. This was a huge impression to us as a family. He is happy and lives the treatment and staff at Clearbrook. Beautiful location, wonderful staff, friendly and relaxing atmosphere for those truly wanting help.
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