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About Little Creek Recovery

Little Creek Lodge is an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, nestled in the woods of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Our structured recovery program is proven to help those in recovery live a sober lifestyle. Residents develop the tools they need to become the people they want to be. Our holistic approach to treatment—with recreational therapy as a cornerstone—addresses the root causes of addiction while promoting overall spiritual, emotional, and physical growth.

We pride ourselves on our alumni and the sober community that we developed here in Northeast PA. Our alumni have a firm commitment to a sober lifestyle and giving back to those in treatment, whether through sponsorship, employment assistance, or housing.

At Little Creek Lodge, you have the time to discover who you are while learning how to love yourself and be loved by others. You learn how to form intimate relationships and have fun while engaging in a sober lifestyle.

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THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES
BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.

TAKE THE RIGHT PATH TO RECOVERY,
PERSONAL GROWTH AND LONG TERM SOBRIETY.

Little Creek’s Treatment Programs

At our addiction treatment facility in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, we provide comprehensive behavioral health services to individuals from all walks of life, including adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our treatment programs and resources are designed to provide in-depth clinical care, while fully embracing each individual’s needs and lifestyle.

Whether an individual is transitioning from a higher level of care or trying treatment for the first time, we understand the importance of personal autonomy when it comes to healthcare decisions.

Although different in their offerings, our residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment programs adhere to the clinical philosophy and values that form the foundation of our facility.

While Little Creek specializes in providing gender-specific inpatient treatment for men only, all of our outpatient rehab services are co-ed. This means that men and women can partake in the PHP and IOP treatment sessions at Little Creek Lodge.

Addiction Recovery Programs

We Treat the Mind, Body, and Soul For Optimal Recovery

Little Creek Lodge follows a 12-step model, and offers a structured environment based on the Three Stages of Care, for adult males in our residential treatment program and men and women in our co-ed outpatient programs. An important part of the recovery process is developing healthy, sober relationships with others, based on mutual trust, respect, and understanding.

We have found that exploring the world we live in, in a new and healthy way, can help spur a successful recovery process that fosters structure and creativity. Our treatment programs include the following:

Adventure Trek

Little Creek’s recreational program is designed to facilitate social integration with peers, promote healthy relationships within the community, encourage team-building skills, and, of course, allow residents to enjoy the benefits of physical exercise. Adventure Trek helps individuals develop new strengths, cultivate teamwork and trust, and create a “peak experience,” all while empowering them while having fun.

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Our Clinical Program

Little Creek’s clinical program utilizes individual, family, and group therapy modalities to help residents explore who they are without drugs and alcohol. Treating the underlying causes of addiction as well as unresolved internal conflicts is vital for long-term recovery.

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Music Expressions

Sparking the creative process without the use of drugs or alcohol is a very important step in early recovery. Restarting the imagination takes internal motivation, work, and coaching. This can be done through our music and identity therapy program.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment, also known as MAT, is an effective solution to the harmful effects of withdrawal. MAT uses certain medications along with types of therapies to treat an individual’s addiction. These medications are effective in reducing cravings, as well as preventing individuals from experiencing any sort of high.

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Men’s Residential Program

Our men’s residential drug rehab program is a form of inpatient treatment that’s designed to address substance abuse problems along with any underlying behavioral issues or mental illnesses.

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Outpatient Program (OP)

Little Creek contains two primary forms of outpatient rehab in Pennsylvania. These two forms of outpatient rehab include partial hospitalization program treatment and intensive outpatient program treatment. These programs are open to both men and women seeking addiction treatment.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program is the second most intensive form of outpatient rehab. Therefore, individuals with moderate levels of addiction benefit from attending this type of treatment. An IOP requires patients to attend rehab for a few hours, multiple days a week. As this is an outpatient form of rehab, individuals receiving IOP treatment at Little Creek can live in the comfort of their own homes.

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial hospitalization program treatment is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment. PHP requires patients to attend rehab for five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week. Because this type of treatment is outpatient care, patients can live in the comfort of their own homes and maintain daily responsibilities.

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Dual Diagnosis Program

Co-occurring disorders are very common, as addiction often causes mental illness and vice versa. Oftentimes, people suffer because conditions are left untreated or misdiagnosed. That is why the behavioral health services we offer include a dual diagnosis treatment, as both conditions must be treated to ensure all symptoms are accounted for and to facilitate optimal recovery.

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Recreation Program

Little Creek’s recreational program is designed to enable social integration with peers, promote healthy relationships within the community, encourage team-building skills, and, of course, allow residents to enjoy the benefits of physical exercise.

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Sober Living

Recovery houses offer substance-free spaces where recovering addicts can typically live after they have completed their treatment program at a facility. During a typical stay, at one of Little Creek’s sober living homes, residents will attend regular recovery meetings, see a therapist, and do their part to maintain sobriety.

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Continuum of Care

After remaining clean without relapsing for a few months or longer, individuals will leave and return to independent living. For people who have completed their full continuum of care but want to have access to aftercare resources to maintain recovery.

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Addictions We Treat

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) also known as alcoholism, is a condition portrayed by a hindered capacity to stop thinking about alcohol, and having no control over the amount they consume, regardless of whether it is creating significant issues in all parts of their lives. Substances such as alcohol, which is a depressant, can worsen symptoms, particularly for people with co-occurring mental health disorders, and vice versa. For those with alcohol addiction, treatment includes detox, inpatient and/or outpatient programs, etc.

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Benzodiazepines or “benzos” such as Valium and Xanax are widely prescribed to commonly treat anxiety disorders and insomnia. Despite being a prescription drug with medical benefits, abusing benzodiazepines is increasingly common. Research shows that benzos are addictive and cause similar euphoric effects as opiates and marijuana. As a result, repeated use of benzos is rewarding to the brain, causing a person to develop a physical and psychological dependence.

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Cocaine is a drug that affects the central nervous system (CNS). This substance is a stimulant, and when abused causes the brain to produce neurotransmitters responsible for boosts of energy and feelings of euphoria. Due to liking the feeling they get while using the drug, the body becomes tolerant of it, then dependent, and with continued use, addicted to it. Cocaine is very addictive, and people who abuse this drug are also at risk of a fatal overdose. To break the cycle of addiction, individuals must receive professional help at a facility that offers a cocaine addiction treatment program.

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Heroin is a powerful type of opiate that nearly 1 in 4 users become addicted to. This is because the substance has an intense effect on the brain’s reward system. In normal circumstances, the brain releases neurotransmitters to reward behavior necessary for survival and to help people cope with pain. When someone abuses heroin, dopamine and endorphins are also released. This tricks the brain’s reward system into thinking that these drugs are good. With continual use, the user becomes addicted and can’t function without the drug. Intense withdrawal symptoms commonly occur, triggering people to use the drug to stop withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, this makes it harder to quit on one’s own. Therefore, clinical care at a rehab facility that specializes in heroin addiction treatment is needed to break the vicious cycle.

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Marijuana is the most commonly used substance in the United States. When marijuana is smoked, THC passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the substance to the brain and other organs. Regardless of how it’s ingested, the substance’s THC-like chemicals create a reaction in the brain’s cannabinoid receptors. They’re part of a network of cells, known as the endocannabinoid system, which plays an important role in brain development and function. When someone smokes marijuana over time, their endocannabinoid system causes them to feel the euphoric and calming effects of being “high” that everyone associates with this substance. Just like any other substance, marijuana is addictive and can cause some health and behavioral complications, such as mental illness when chronically abused. ​

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Prescription drugs are medications prescribed by doctors. There are many types of prescription drugs including stimulants, depressants, opioids, and barbiturates, to name a few. These different medications each have differing degrees of abuse-potentiality. Treatment for prescription drug addiction includes MAT detox, inpatient and/or outpatient programs, therapy, etc.

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Little Creek Behavioral Health Services

We offer various forms of individualized and group behavioral health services including therapy. Most importantly, our team’s mission is to focus on helping our clients to create and achieve their long-term treatment and recovery goals.

Our recovery programs and behavioral health resources will provide you or a loved one with the extra support you need. Case management and personal care will be provided to help individuals learn to utilize various tools and skills that can help them better cope with and manage their conditions to maintain sobriety.

Why Choose Little Creek Lodge for Your Recovery?

About Us

Little Creek Lodge was the first of its kind on the East Coast to mix clinical care with recreational therapies. We invite you to read more about us, our mission, our philosophy, and our purpose.

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Our Facility

We treat addiction as a chronic disease and strive for continuity of care. Our facility is private and safe, and we are licensed by the state of Pennsylvania.

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Family Awareness

We are a small family-owned and operated drug and alcohol treatment center that gives personal attention to each resident. Our team is dedicated to family education from the day of entry to years after completion.

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When You’re Ready for the Next Step, We’ll Be There to Take it With You

At Little Creek Lodge, we understand each stage of the recovery process.

Our highly-trained and experienced staff will guide you every step of the way and help you reclaim your life.

To learn more about our services, or to speak with an experienced addiction and
recovery professional call us at 855-941-5433.

Client Testimonials

Recovery is an ongoing process

  • Little Creek Lodge saved my life. When I was in the throws of addiction I used to wonder to myself if I would ever be 'normal' again or if I would just continue on my path of destruction forever. Since leaving Little Creek 5 years ago my life has changed for the better in ways I could not have imagined. I'm on my way to a Bachelors degree and am getting married next year to an amazing woman. Little Creek played a key role in my recovery and I would recommend it highly to anyone struggling with addiction.

    Braden S.
    Braden S.
  • Thank you so much for your work with me the last three months. Your vision and passion for creating a place like little creek is truly inspiring. Your ability to lead people in a positive direction is admirable and I am happy to be a part of it.

    Andrew S.
    Andrew S.
  • I am eternally grateful for the opportunities little creek has given me in my life. I went to countless treatment centers before little creek and never felt loved or cared about always felt like a number. Andy & Barbara cared for me as if I was their own son. The inspiration they put into my mind is something that cannot be measured. I am so thankful for everything they do and the lives they save day by day. The people they have introduced me to have become my fellowship and  my life today is better than I could have ever imagined and I owe it all to Little Creek Lodge and the Pace family for welcoming me into their hearts.

    Ethan B.
    Ethan B.
  • Andy & Barb, with the ten o'clock and three o'clock groups, gourmet cooking, physical fitness and invited guest speakers, just to name a few activities, you have given little creek a wonderful atmosphere for recovery. without the help of the staff, patients, and all the amenities I would not have been able to make the progress I have made. I still need to do much more work on my road to recovery but because of your generosity I have been able to gain much needed traction in going in the right direction. Thank You Again.

    Dan W.
    Dan W.
  • Thank you so much for all of the attention and understanding that you gave me during my time at Little Creek. I learned so much while I was there and am now in the process of integrating this new knowledge into my daily life. Thanks to you and all of your staff, I discovered a lot about myself and what it takes to lead a happy, healthy, and honest life. My time with you was truly a blessing and I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for all that Little Creek has done for me. Although it wasn’t always easy, my time there has been one of the most illuminating and worthwhile periods of my life. Thank You!

    Nick G.
    Nick G.
  • Even though I did not attend Little Creek Lodge, through working at the facility I have had the opportunity to help many people to create a better life for themselves and their families. Little Creek Lodge has helped me build a career in the field of addiction which until that point was only wishful thinking. Since I have been working at the facility I have made the best of friends and have seen others build long lasting friendships which only furthers my gratitude for this opportunity. Andy and Barb make Little Creek Lodge more than just a treatment center, it is a fellowship and family that continues to grow and prosper with every passing year. Little Creek Lodge and the generosity of the Pace Family have made one of the most positive impacts on my life and I am both happy and grateful for this.

    Steve Schwartz
    Steve Schwartz Counselor In Training
  • On August 20th 2011 I entered The Caron Foundation frightened and utterly defeated. Now, two and a half years later, I lead a life that is truly beyond my wildest dreams. This incredible alteration in my outlook on life would not have been possible without Little Creek Lodge and the people who make it possible. Through my experiences at the Lodge I was reintroduced to the joy of living and the possibilities that are brought about by a life of sobriety. I have since been granted the unique opportunity to be a part of the staff here and to contribute to the transformative experiences of others. Through the Adventure Trek outings I have rekindled the many lost passions of my youth and have found a rich and hope filled new way of living.

    Evan DeShong
    Evan DeShong Alumni / Adventure Trek Coordinator
  • I could not be more grateful for having the opportunity to come to Little Creek Lodge. Little Creek has saved my life and I can see why it is one of the best programs in the country. Little Creek has given me the opportunity to learn about myself and also how to have fun in sobriety which I believe is extremely important for young people in recovery. the staff here is amazing and has helped me in so many ways. from introducing me to the large network of young people in recovery around the area to helping me get a job and helping me find sober living for when I leave little creek. they are always there to lend a helping hand or if I just need someone to talk to. I know I can go to anyone here for advice. I couldn’t be happier with the direction my life is headed and I owe this to little creek. I am forever thankful  for the opportunity Andy & Barbara have given me to stay in their beautiful home.

    Kevin J.
    Kevin J.
  • I just want to say thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to stay at Little Creek. It has truly been a life changing experience. If it wasn’t for Little Creek during my troublesome times I don’t know what the outcome would have been . You Have Truly Saved My Life and I Thank YOU!

    Jason M.
    Jason M.
  • Thank you so much for everything you are doing to help our son learn his way in this world. You all are doing fantastic work there.

    Jane & Moose
    Jane & Moose
  • We are sincerely Grateful for everything you have done for Chris and our family. We will forever be indebted to you for helping save our son's life. Your genuine caring is reflected in everything you do and say for your patients. This has been a very difficult time in our lives and you’ve helped ease the pain and give us hope.

    Bill & Heidi
    Bill & Heidi
  • We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the magnificent help that you have given our son. During the past year, through all your guidance and concern, you have given our son back to us. There really are no words to express what is in our hearts. We thank god he has all of you wonderful people to learn from, look up to, and have as role models.

    Connie & Akhtar
    Connie & Akhtar
  • I wanted to thank you for Little Creek & the important role it has played in our son's ongoing recovery. Our family has seen Duncan make tremendous progress. Were very optimistic that he is making healthy decisions that can lead to a bright future.

    Tom & Meg
    Tom & Meg
  • Thank you so much for all that you both do. Max has found a home in Hamlin, PA and especially within Little Creek Lodge. Even though he no longer lives there I know that he feels so very much at home and you all make that happen.

    Judy & Larry
    Judy & Larry

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Little Creek Lodge
359 Easton Turnpike
Hamlin, PA 18427