Pennsylvania's Premier Recovery Destination

Brookdale Premier Addiction Recovery’s SHIELDS Program sets the standard for one-on-one treatment offering a clinically sophisticated approach to care. We recognize the hardships first responders face, as well as the personal and professional impact of substance use disorder. Our SHIELDS Program offers all first responders the immediate treatment they deserve, in a space free from judgement and stigma.

Why Brookdale's SHIELDS Program?

  • SHIELDS Buddy System
  • Specific Room Assignments
  • Dedicated 1-on-1 Therapy
  • Certified Trauma Counselors
  • Exclusive Small Groups
  • Introduction to the 12-Steps
  • Weekly Zoom with First Responders in Recovery

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SHIELDS Services Specialist at Brookdale Premier Addiction Recovery | Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Pennsylvania

Pat DeSarno | Shields Specialist

Former Fire Chief of the Scranton Fire Department, Certified Recovery Specialist, and person in long-term recovery, Patrick DeSarno understands the specific needs of our first responders and what it takes to overcome addiction in their environment. As a SHIELDS Specialist, Pat is able to inspire identification among SHIELDS patients, opening the door to trust, honesty and recovery.

To learn more about our SHIELDS Program please call (866) 213-8777


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