Huntington Creek Recovery Center

Huntington Creek Recovery Center Shickshinny Pennsylvania

Clearbrook Lodge is a private, not-for-profit, sub-acute, freestanding Adolescent Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center serving PA, NY, NJ, CT, and the Northeast. This co-ed facility admits patients who are between 13 and 18 years old, and have sufficient hearing, speech, and verbal skills to effectively participate in the therapy offered. These candidates must be ambulatory and without psychiatric disorders which would prohibit their benefiting from the therapy, or would serve as an obstacle to other patients personal safety and recovery efforts.


Set on 39 scenic rural acres, Huntington Creek Recovery Center, located in Shickshinny, Pa., is one of the state’s 143 (27.1 percent) treatment centers offering private residential treatment for adults. Medically monitored on-site detox is also available, making it one of the only 43 (8.1 percent) facilities in the state offering this service. The facility was formerly known as Clearbrook Lodge.


The facility’s program begins with a medical detox, if necessary, in a non-hospital setting with around-the-clock nursing care provided. On average, clients remain in detox for four to five days for alcohol detox, seven to eight days for opiate detox, and 10-12 days for benzodiazepine detox. Upon completion of detox, clients then begin their primary treatment program.

The treatment program is based around 12-Step and includes regular Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and/or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, AA Big Book and NA Basic Text study sessions, Living Sober workshop groups, and educational lectures. Clients also receive individual counseling twice per week and participate in two and a half hours of group therapy daily.

Family involvement is strongly encouraged and the facility offers weekly family visitation and education groups on Sundays, as well as private family therapy sessions. Alumni aftercare meetings and support are also available.


Huntington Creek Recovery Center’s treatment team includes a doctor and a 24-hour nursing staff, as well as certified alcohol and drug counselors, licensed social workers, and master’s level therapists. The staff-to-client ratio is 1:4. In the state of Pennsylvania, 98.7 percent of all substance abuse treatment centers have higher education requirements for staff.


Situated beside a calming stream, the residential facility houses 46 clients in semi-private, dorm-style rooms. Meals are prepared by an executive chef and served in the recently renovated cafeteria. Amenities include furnished common areas, and a warmly decorated 10,000-square-foot “Recovery Dome” that is used for meetings, recreation, skill-building activities, and alumni events.


At the time of this writing, the two alumni polled by gave mixed reviews of the facility. One anonymous alum regarded the facility positively and gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. “Program was AA based. Since leaving have been attending group meetings for indefinite period,” the alum wrote.

Offering two stars for treatment effectiveness, three stars for accommodations and amenities, and four stars for meals and nutrition, alum S.H. wrote: “This rehab was more like ‘Scared Straight.’

On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 4.4 out of five stars based on 10 total reviews.

On, the facility has one five out of five-star rating.


At the time of this writing, the three loved ones polled by expressed satisfaction with their loved ones’ treatment at this facility. One anonymous family member gave four-star ratings for the cleanliness of the facility, counseling options, family participation, and the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders.

The parent of another former client, on the other hand, summarized, “They were successful. She’s still clean,” and provided four-star ratings for exercise & leisure activities, counseling options, and fairness of facility pricing. The third loved one offered a perfect five-star rating for family involvement. “The family/Spouse weekend was great. It allowed us to learn about addiction and they answered all of our questions. We were able to meet others going through the same problems. Great Support!” they wrote.


Huntington Creek Recovery Center’s treatment cost is not published. However, the facility accepts private insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem, and Unitedhealthcare. Financial assistance is not available.

Huntington Creek Recovery Center Reviews

First I like to thank each and ever person that truly helped save a life ! I not only recommend Huntington recovery but I’d back this place 110% ! I waited 5 months to write this since leaving the facility in July 2020 with that said there hasn’t been many days since I left the facility that I haven’t looked back feeling so grateful for all the wisdom, KNOWLEDGE, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually support they provided ! THE ENTIRE STAFF WAS GREAT FROM NURSES TO Counselors, EVERYONE hell people that came in at night TO watch the place ! The doom is where a lot of wisdom was brought to the table! Groups were all worth hearing learned so many lifesaving tools the bill isms I will NEVER FORGET ! ,THE place I considered as my landing strip (lol) , I HAVE TO THANK THE STAFF FOR LETTING ME USE THE GYM IT HELPED daily to get rid of the built up anxiety from everything going on!!!! Thanks for truly caring for another human being . Anyone looking for help believe me u got the right place BAR NONE!!! Lauren, Kevin , Bill , Donuts I miss u guys hope to see u all again 1 day on the flip side ! U gave me Me back the will to live sober today ! Amen
Huntington Creek Recovery saved my daughter's life, in my opinion. She was down to 80 lbs and near death from multiple addictions, including iV heroin use, when she was driven down that 6 mile rural road in Shichshinny,, PA. Although we never gave up hope, she had. By the fourth day she called me. i was expecting 'pick me up', but instead, when i asked her how she was doing, she answered me "I feel great.. This place is amazing.' She even praised the food ....which helped her to reach a normal, healthy weight. She has not yet looked back, although i am not a Pollyanna and know the road to recovery is long and full of temptations. After 28 days, our daughter, restored to physical health and much improved emotionally , spiritually and in every way, went on to a sober living facility, where she continues her recovery.. i cannot thank God enough for this 12 step based program or for the dedication and inspiration she received from the clinical and technical staff. God bless this facility and the people who run it.
I went to HC for a 2 week alcohol Detox but they kicked me out after 6 days because they said I was a suicide risk (I wasn't) and sent me to Crisis at Wilkes Barre General. After spending 2.5 days there, I went to 1st Hospital (not a great place either). Anyway, I've managed to stay sober but that was in spite of HC--not because of it. I do not recommend!!
This is a fantastic place. They truely care and I can't thank them enough. If you have the opportunity and need help you can't go wrong here. It's been life changing for me. It's a small facility and it's like family. You won't be treated better anywhere else. I thank God everyday that I landed in such a caring wonderful and beautiful place.
AA program based. Behavioral Health is virtually nonexistent. The overall philosophy is, stop abusing and all your problems will go away. There is no psychiatrist or MD. The available counseling is unskilled and based on AA only!