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The Clinical Program at Little Creek Lodge

Alcohol and drug addiction recovery in Pennsylvania

Our clinical program unfolds in The 3 Stages of Care, and is an in-depth, comprehensive approach utilized by professional counselors and experienced staff.

The Three Stages of Care are designed to break down the barriers and fear surrounding the change needed for ongoing recovery. By creating an intimate setting, we are able to help residents love themselves again, face challenges in a healthy and controlled way, and develop the environment where recovery becomes their idea.

Little Creek Lodge residents are expected to commit to a minimum of 30 days. Thirty days is certainly not a magic number; it does not mean that every resident will be ready to transition after a 30-day period, which is why we offer our 30, 60, or 90 day extended residential programs. We have seen that the longer the resident is taken away from their last substance use the more receptive the resident is to clinical guidance and peer support.

Little Creek Lodge offers a wide variety of programs designed to facilitate a healthy, sober lifestyle, and to empower men to feel good about the choices they make.

The 3 Stages of Care

Stage I: Admission Stage

  • Understanding what you’re working on
  • The Disease Concept
  • 5 Stages of Grief
  • Cross Addiction
  • First 3 steps of AA
  • Emotional first step
  • Domestication
  • Anger management, coping skills & reaction time

Stage II: Growth and Personal Development Stage

  • Fear of success
  • What is responsibility?
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Sponsorship AA
  • Asking for help
  • Home visits & family integration
  • Relationships: letting go of people, places and things
  • Planning for transition, step down & sober-living relocation
  • Employment, education & vocational training
  • Working on trust
  • Spiritual growth

Stage III: Preparing to Transition Stage

  • Applying new-found knowledge
  • Giving it away
  • Community leadership
  • Next stage transition: presenting as ready
  • No longer defensive
  • Living in the here and now
  • Actively moving toward change
  • Occurrence of spiritual growth
  • Acceptance stage

Adventure Trek

The Recreational Programming at Little Creek Lodge helps residents learn to trust, and to be trusted, again. Time spent outdoors can renew the mind, body, spirit, and remind residents that anything is possible. We feel that many other treatment centers keep you from reality and lack exposure to the real world. We feel by exposing them to healthy activities within a community setting we are able to promote healthy interaction between peers, and to allow relationships to develop in a healthy and safe way. We have been told by many residents that these experiences are what helped them smooth the transition from treatment to a real sober lifestyle. By creating these experiences residents are empowered to make good choices about their futures and can celebrate their successes with their peers.

Common activities and excursions for Adventure Trek include:

  • Kayaking
  • Zip Lining
  • Mountain Biking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Horseback Riding
  • River Rafting
  • Go Karting
  • Amusement Parks / Water Parks
  • Museums
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ironman – Overnight Camping Trip
  • Day trips to NYC or Philadelphia

Vocational Guidance

Vocational group and consultation appointments are available to residents of Little Creek Lodge. We also offer individual assistance in choosing a career path, GED preparation, tutoring, college guidance, and overall help with employment.

Family Program

Our Family Program is the first Sunday of every month at 10:00 a.m. It is held at the Little Creek Outpatient Facility, 518 Easton Turnpike Lake Ariel, PA 18436, an adjacent property to Little Creek Lodge. Our family counseling and education is designed to promote healing in the family unit. Family members are a significant part of the treatment process and contribute to the residents’ emotional growth. In addition to offering weekly family contacts by the client’s Primary Counselor, we offer weekly family therapy sessions by a member on our Clinical Team on Sundays between 11:00am and 4:30pm, and monthly Family Programing where our entire clinical team is present on the 1st Sunday of each month (with few exceptions due to holidays). Parents and family members need to know the importance of their role in the process of recoveryWe also accommodate by referring them to parent groups that are available in their local areas.

Music Expression

Our Music studio is the only one of its kind in the area. Residents can jam and practice their music in the studio. When a resident is ready to record a project options and planning will take place. We have seen residents take great satisfaction in the experience of completing a task from beginning to end. We have had many communities record their own songs and make a CD.

Visit Rehab Recordings for a glimpse of the music our residents and alumni have created while at Little Creek.

Additional information for parents


All meals are prepared by a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Meals are nutritional and of the highest quality. Food allergies are noted for all residents and dietary consults are available when requested.


Transportation is included for all appointments within a 5-mile radius. All independent appointments outside a 5-mile radius will be billed at the rate of $20 per hour, including but not limited to transportation to and from outside counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, court hearings, or doctors.

Doctor Visits and Medication

Initial general health and physical appointment with our physician is included.

All resident medication is filled at local pharmacies in Hamlin, PA. All resident prescriptions will be picked up by staff and billed on a separate monthly invoice. Any questions or concerns about medications may be discussed with Little Creek Lodge staff or the Pharmacist.

Method of payment:

Little Creek Lodge accepts most major insurances. We are in-network with Geisinger Health Plan and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. If you have any questions or would like to verify your insurance, please call or fill out our insurance verification form under the admissions tab.

  • We also accept private pay, personal check, or credit card (3% additional charge added for use of credit card)
  • Scholarship requests will need to send in two years of tax returns, which will be reviewed by the Foundation Board for approved rate.

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Little Creek Lodge
359 Easton Turnpike
Hamlin, PA 18427