Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse

New Jersey (NJ) > Rehab Centers in Mays Landing, NJ
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4.1
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5034 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330

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Treatment Center Settings

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Facility Highlights

24/7 Psychiatric & Medical supervision

Masters-level therapists

Industry-leading staff:client ratio

Full continuum of care from medical detoxification to outpatient treatment

Evidence-based practices & 12-step integration for top-quality physical & spiritual support

Nutritionist on site

Testimonials

  • "The accommodations here are fantastic, honestly what they have done here is incredible."
  • “All of the staff are genuinely here for the patients. Everyone thoroughly enjoys what they do and it shows. These people are like angels.”
  • "From the minute you walk through the door you feel loved and cared for in a sincere and true way. The staff is genuinely here to help the patients."
  • “The staff makes you feel very safe. Everybody makes it like a family in here”
  • “They make you feel like you are living in a resort but getting great treatment as far as the groups, counselors, and everybody.”

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Meet The Staff

David Dorschu
CEO

David Dorschu, MS, has over fifteen years of experience in the substance abuse field, serving in various leadership positions, including Clinical Director, Risk Management Director, QA Director, Outpatient Program Director, and currently as CEO of our substance abuse center at Lighthouse located in Mays Landing, NJ. David has utilized these various leadership roles to form a treatment philosophy based on the latest, empirically supported researc

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Dawn Belamarich Berry, LPC, LCADC, CCS, CCGC
Executive Director

Dawn Belamarich Berry is excited to bring her experience as a leader and clinician into her new role as Executive Director at Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse. Upon completing two master’s degrees and working in various social service and treatment settings, Dawn found a permanent home within the social service fabric of South Jersey. For over a decade, Dawn has been an influential leader within the field, carrying roles such as therapist, supervisor, and administrator, and she developed an unrelenting passion for working with those dealing with addiction. From working with adults in a state prison environment to working with youth in intensive outpatient and aftercare modalities. Dawn has not only developed a concrete understanding of how addiction works but has also developed the most important characteristic in addiction and mental health treatment: knowing how to best guide individuals on their journey to bring about positive, sustainable change. In her new role as Executive Director at RCA at Lighthouse, Dawn hopes to continue to aid individuals in bringing about positive change on their path to recovery.

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Nicole Rettino-Lambert, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CCTP
Clinical Director

Nicole Rettino-Lambert MSW, LSW, LCADC CCTP has over 15 years of experience in the social work field specializing in adult and adolescent addiction treatment. Nicole is a graduate of Rutgers University Masters of Social Work program and is a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Nicole is also nationally credentialed as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is the developer of the Breaking Free Trauma Program, which is specifically geared towards RCA inpatient client programming.

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Corey Richey, MS
Director of Admissions

Corey brings to Lighthouse a combination of personal and professional investment in RCA’s mission to save a million lives. Born and raised in Atlantic County, she has watched firsthand the effect drug and alcohol addiction has had on Southern New Jersey, especially with limited resources devoted to quality inpatient substance abuse care. Corey has 10 years of experience in addiction/psychiatric care, initially beginning in case management and then expanding to mental health screener in a psychiatric crisis center, which is where she found her true passion in helping those in a crisis state to stabilize and take their first step to wellness and recovery. Corey completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at The College of New Jersey and obtained her Master of Science in Psychology from Walden University.

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Dallas S
5.0
Excellent
This place was absolutely fantastic and I will recommend it to every single sick person i come across. LIGHTHOUSE!!!!!
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cm
5.0
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this treatment facility is great I've been to many in the state of new jersey and this facility blows every other one out of the eater that i have ever been too. The staff all here is very great understanding and willing to help you in all ways. They go above and beyond there job on the daily basis for the community inside and outside of there 8 hour work shift.
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bryan
No Rating
staff was very helpful from medical, clinical, rss, and cleaning.
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Rachel
No Rating
RCA has helped me so much while i have been here and i have a completely different outlook on life and my recovery i would like to acknowledge select staff for always helping me and having my back. Also no matter how many times i screw up they never judge me and always are supportive. they are also over worked lol
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nicholas a
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this treatment facility has made my recovery experience enjoyable and has given me hope to stay clean and free. i will always be greatful for what the staff has done for me and if i could come back and repay them i would.
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Danny
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I had a great experience at RCA Lighthouse. Beautiful facility and I appreciate and im grateful for everyone of the staff members for helping me thru this process. I think the RSS meetings were absolutely AMAZING and want to thank you all..
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Anthony
No Rating
I was very satisfied with the facility! It was my first rehab so i don't have much to compare it to but it was a very good experience. I would recommend this place to anyone that is looking to get clean.
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ASD
No Rating
Facility and amenities are 5/5 , food 5/5 staff mostly all in recovery and very helpful and compassionate. The realization the 12 steps are my answer was drove home this time through the recovery coaches that come through. absolutely recommended. If anyone complains, they most likely are not here for themselves!
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anthony
No Rating
All of the staff members are great, the rooms are nice and clean, and the food is better then what i thought it was going to be.
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Nikki E.
No Rating
I'm so grateful for my stay here at RCA. All of the staff, RSS's, my therapist, case manager, and pretty much every employee here has helped me so much. I've really benefited from every group/meeting and felt comfortable knowing that all the staff genuinely cares. This place saved my life and I can't wait to come back here for the Alumni program.
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Chris E
No Rating
I had a very good experience in treating my alcoholism, especially with some select staff. One staff member went above and beyond to make sure all my needs were met in a very timely fashion.
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Michael
No Rating
Incredible facility to detox; I have met several friends and speakers that significantly helped me realize what my real motivation to drink was. The 12 steps of recovery seems remarkable, and definitely something I plan on surrendering myself to.
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KM
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The staff at this facility were nothing but kind and caring towards me from the day I walked in the door. The help maintain a therapeutic community among the clients that is supportive of recovery.
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chris f
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overall i had an excellent expierence. Everyone on the staff was courteous and professional.
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Blake
No Rating
it was a pleasure staying here and learning about the 12 steps. the staff was excellent but i suggest that there be more outside groups. there are great staff members here and it was a pleasure to work with them
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Michael
No Rating
I had a very positive stay at RCA. The staff was overall great, the psychiatrist was great. The overall program and the way I was when I came in is like night and day.
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Jeffrey N
No Rating
This facility is not only the best available for new recovery patients, it has the most engaging, dedicated, and compassionate staff on hand that anyone recovery individual or relapsed person in need could ever require. The insight and self actualization I have gained within my time here at RCA, Lighthouse, has created a new an up lighting approach to my disease, and helped me to understand my needs, desires and wants: which can end my life. Thank You RCA, for creating my new outlook and perspective on life.
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Keith S
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Words cannont explain the gratitude and appreciation I have for the entire RCA staff. Between my willingness and your approach to treatment and 12 Step recovery, I really grasped all the tools and information I need to maintain long term sobriety. The wealth of knowledge and information here is AMAZING! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for getting back on track and on the path to a happy and healthy future.
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Colin
No Rating
I had a very good experience here. Easiest detox I've ever had out of a few and definitely the most comfortable rehab I have ever been to, which is just my second...but hopefully last. I just wish I could stay longer because a week doesn't really feel like enough time to walk out into the world prepared, comfortable and confident. I don't have insurance, however, so a week is all that was possible. Somebody mentioned I could possibly stay longer if I had a scholarship, which I wasn't aware of until today...so give me a scholarship so I can stay! : ) hehe. Thanks.
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c a f
No Rating
nursing staff was fantastic the rooms were nice comfy with own tv staff was amazing food was not up to par but not there fault they were undergoing a new cafeteria and had to out source the food. i talked to the head chef i would venture to say the food is up to par when the kitchen is done on 4/9/2019
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juan rod
No Rating
great place for recovery would recomened to everybody thank you RCA...
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ashley
No Rating
This is a beautiful establishment, one of the best I've ever been to and I am grateful for my time here. I will miss seeing all the staff everyday.
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Emily B
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RCA is a beautiful facility and the staff was amazing and incredibly helpful.
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SP
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RCA, literally saved my life! The staff, the tools and the resources that they provided allowed me to began my recovery. I am for ever grateful. I'm ready to get back to me and my family with freedom from my addition.
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Maggie
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Clean and homey facility with a great program and caring staff. I will be referring RCA to friends.
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TM
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Quality place great staff
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Js
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Great experience except for one RSS who abused his power
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Korey S
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It was a positive experience as soon as I walked through the door. The staff was excellent, some of them were a real pleasure to be around. I'd recommend this facility to anyone in need of treatment.
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Jessica W
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I had a really good experience the place was beautiful. I loved all the staff! I went to all the outside meetings they took us to. They also took us to get our nails done, to the movies and for pizza.
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Erika
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I am very appreciative with my stay here. All staff members were professional and kind.
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robert
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My experience at RCA has been nothing but positive. The staff is absolutely wonderful. They are supportive, helpful, caring and have your well being at the forefront. I could not ask more from them. The program is constructive, well planned and provides you with the tools to succeed. The facility is also clean and well maintained.
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Kayla
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The programs are good. The RSS's are AMAZING. One brings positivity every shift, another went out of her way to help me with my religious studies, another was so supportive and very sweet she even looked up inspirational quotes for me to share with my community members, another staffer was a doll and always had words of wisdom. The whole staff knew my name by the first day I was here they truly care and take the time to get to know you. If there was ever an issue the staff addressed it immediately and sent emails out and had prompt replies within minutes. If they didn't know an answer they would find it out for you.They take you out and do outside activities. This was my first introduction to AA/NA and they gave me so much knowledge, I have a good understanding going forward and will be able to fit in comfortably in the rooms outside of the facility. My therapist has helped me rediscover who I am and what my passions are. I have grown so much in 28 days its unbelievable. They truly love you here until you learn to love yourself. The pastor is a blessing and is truly touched by God he is the best group they offer and every group I could feel God's presence within him it is breath taking. This has changed my life and I am so excited to live the rest of my life sober, it has been a gift and a beautiful second chance at life.
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Aryk S
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i truly believe the staff here is the highlight of this facility the groups are nice and the food is too but the staff here is truly what makes me want to recover and change my life. They really gave me a different outlook on recovery and changed my life
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Jason
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RCA has done exactly what i needed to better my life. My primary has been nothing but positive and motivated me to be the best person i can be.
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Mason
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WON-DUH-FUL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cody M
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RCA is a great establishment! The Counselors are willing to drop everything immediately to help you. The food is great too!
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NB
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It's an amazing program lots of genuine help and the staff here really does care. I would recommend RCA for anybody struggling with any addiction. It's a fresh start and they also provide aftercare.
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Samantha V
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I attended RCA in the year of 2019. My experience was terrific. The staff was very welcoming and truly made myself and other girls feel very loved and appreciated. One RCA staff member made my experience ten times better. She truly cared about each and every one of us. She helped myself and a lot of others with a lot of things that people in recovery struggle with. I am truly grateful for the RCA program.
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Jason
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Recovery Centers of America in Mays Landing saved my life. The staff was loving, caring, and compassionate. I've never been to a treatment center where every single staff member cared about you and took time out of their day just to make sure you were fine. RCA is extremely ahead of the curve with their recovery knowledge and application. I will always be in debt to RCA for saving my life and showing me a new way to live.
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michael L
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Absolutely the most amazing experience ive had in my life. empathy,compassion and care.From kitchen staff,to cleaning staff,to all the BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE,I am so grateful to be blessed by GOODNESS,I can now row MY boat ashore. thanks to you all at THE LIGHT HOUSE. BLESS YOU ALL THANKS LIGHTHOUSE. I AM SOOOOOO GRATEFUL THANKS FOR PUTTING THE WIND IN MY SAILS I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY RECOVERY BLESS YOU ALL . I KNOW THE LOVE WILL NEVER FADE AWAY. THANKS FOR THE NEW RECOVERY. MICHAEL L ~NFA
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slhaun
No Rating
The facility is beautiful the rooms are amazing and comfy the cleaning staff are awesome! The counselors are amazing! The recovery instructor is the best addition by far! The (case manager) and (customer relation manager) are just incredible! The RAs save my life every day!
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alessandro
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Staff is amazing at her job and the most beautiful person in the building. RSS are the best rss. i love the gym sessions and there is an awesome nurse ...overall my stay has been great
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daniel
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RCA has taking me back for the fourth time and each time i gain more knowledge about my self and also the AA and NA programs. For the most part all the staff members are compassionate about there job and have a great understanding about addiction even if they are not in recovery. Each time ive had a different counselor each everyone of them are great even ones i didnt have. They were never my counselor but always gave me great advice and helped me to the best of his ability. also admissions was really nice and caring about there job and the patients. For example one fought with my insurance to get me the help i needed i am grateful for her standing up for me. they also set after care to help me extend my treatment to benefit me in the long run. i recommend Rca at light house to anyone that needs hep or needs treatment.
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Rachel
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i like that most of the staff are in recovery, they don't treat us as children. The building is beautiful and I like that they let us smoke. My therapist is amazing and so is my case manager.
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Lindy
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The close contact with the staff, the staff being able to relate to ouur
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Larry
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The quick service I received from your call center was excellent, when I got here the staff made me feel at home. I appreciate your center.
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ABT
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The focus on a families involvement in the recovery process is a big plus. The staff is always readily available to help with answering any questions I may have. The building are kept neat and clean always making me feel a lot more at ease.
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Anonymous
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Primary therapist is amazing. She helped me realize why I get high and why I act on my behaviors. This isn’t my first time going to rehab and RCA’s staff really care about you as an individual and will drop anything to help you out. Staff helped me tremendously as well. Also some of the staff really put things into perspective for me with getting plugged into a network and guided me in the right direction of some good women in the rooms for afterwards. I love RCA and would recommend this place to anyone who needs help!
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Jamie
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This treatment facility is far different than any I’ve previously attended. The staff truly cares and most are in recovery themselves. Everyone is super nice, friendly, and always helpful. A few things stand out above all. my primary therapist, helped me resolve issues I buried for close to 15 years. I’ve never had someone help me on this deep of a level. It was life changing. the Recovery Instructor, teaches straight out of the Big Book in such a simple way - the way it was written. Learning about myself and the steps through this book and is what finally made me understand how to do this whole recovery thing.
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Tina
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Recovery Centers of America has been a huge support in my recovery. They have provided me with all the tools I need to be successful in my sobriety. My counselor, has personally helped me work through issues such as codependency, rebuilding relationships, and relapse prevention. With the help of the dedicated staff, I feel very confident in taking the next step in my recovery.
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G. T.
No Rating
Staff is very nice and accommodating for the most part. My counselor, Megan, is fantastic - great communicator and easy-going personality. The food isn’t bad. Overall, my experience has been decent, if not slightly pleasurable. But maybe add HBO or Starz to the list of channels.
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Ks
No Rating
Great staff. Lighthouse is one of a kind!
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JR
5.0
Excellent
Great overall environment. Staff was awesome. Would highly recommend
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MD
2.7
Worst place I've ever been to. While nice inside it's complete chaos There's no communication between staff and youre left in limbo waiting. I only had 1 therapy session that was 1 on 1 and it took 10 days to see the dr for the go ahead to take my medication that I brought and take daily. I never met my case worker and had tried many times as well as my husband to get the family therapy. It never happened. My husband's calls were unanswered and not returned. I was told if I said on the phone I want to leave they would hang up the phone and lose that privilege. The plan that was set up for me was not followed and never happened. It was absolutely worst experience of my entire life! I had to take matters into my own hands to speak to doctors and the case worker etc. Don't go here. The nice interior is a facade and you don't get the help promised. What you will get is stress and treated like a nobody. You don't exist. I was at Mays Landing NJ
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Heather
2.3
Seems like people don�t know how to do their job. Clean. Staff are not trained properly.
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Robert
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They took great care of me during my detox, Carrie my I.O.P therapist is so awesome!
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SR
1.0
They only have interest in treating you for substance abuse. They’ll send you away if you appear to have any other issues which I think are normal with drug abuse. Terrible place.
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JG
5.0
Excellent
RCA @ Lighthouse has an excellent staff in every department. The employees truly care about what they do and their positive, helpful impact on others. WAY to GO Lighthouse!!! :)
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David
5.0
Excellent
Lighthouse is an incredible place to work; everyone is very passionate about patient care and treating patients and staff with dignity and respect. I have never worked in a facility with such a commitment to excellence as what i see everyday at Lighthouse.
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AF
3.0
Good
While the overall amenities and meals are good the actual meat of their program, which is supposed to be counseling and group instruction is the cheapest form of therapy you can provide that insurance will let them bill. Sure its nice to have a TV in your room and decent meals, if you are looking for any real help you are out of luck. This program is very heavy handed religious instruction, specifically of the Christian kind. A sampling of groups include lectures and spiritual Jam with Pastor Zack (who seems to believe he talks to God and makes predictions for everyone in his group [which can be pretty comical in itself], or groups such as Bible Study (nope not making this up). Given that once I was there I found out that the CEO was an ordained minister things kind of make sense now. This place is also 12 step to the extreme. Even though on the schedule it will say things like 'Brian Body Seminar' or 'Family Dynmaics Seminar', all groups are RSS (which are other addicts who have no certification or psychological training) just going on a sermon about something in the Big Book or Basic Text. There is not any psycoeduction at this place at all, even though they schedule and websites states to the contrary. Nobody at this place can explain the brain chemestry behind addiction, anything about family dynamics. All they can do is just repeat what they have heard at meetings (even though a lot of stuff has been scientifically disproven). Basically the groups are run cheapy by people whos concept of addiction comes from a book that hasn't been updated since 1938. My primary counselor was almost always 15-30 minutes late for group. He never followed up on anything that was discussed with him and let paper work with my employeer fall through the cracks. His group was more lecture than therapy. In conclustion this place is a nice place but there is no real therapy here and the groups are not run by people who are quailifed to provide any therapy no have the knowledge of any of the latest advances in addiction science.
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Gail
1.0
My sister was admitted for a 28 day program and released in 5 days under uncertain circumstances. Counselors and mental health services were barely qualified to deal with her manipulative skills, although she was admitted with ample medical evidence of her previous relapses, hospital visits and heavy alcohol use. She was referred to IOP and told that IOP in Ventnor was in the afternoons, but it was at night and she could not attend. No appointments were made for her for follow-up therapy - and no specific referrals. There was no follow-up at all from The Lighthouse. She has relapsed multiple times, been to the ER 8 times with a BAC of .3 or higher. The Lighthouse was no help at all. Kudos to the other intake counselors, but they are selling an experience and product that was not as promised.
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CB
No Rating
While the treatment is great and I have learned a lot about my situation and my counselors were very helpful, Great people and Program! I should of left my purse home but I didn\'t think and took everything with me to the program.
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Debbie
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I was very impressed with the program that Light house provided for me .The entire staff is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful of course some go above and beyond in the guidance. and support they give to you .It was a great experience for a horrible situation and would certainly recommend this facility a 5 Star
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Tim
5.0
Excellent
The facility provided me with the tools for continued sobriety, it was up to me to implement them in daily life!
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
Adolescent treatments which was a strength but very poor treatments. Granddaughter spent time there and hated it
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Anonymous
4.5
Excellent
My father has been sober since he left the facility so I guess the treatment was effective. They gave my father medication that made him seem very disconnected and robotic for a few days. The facility was very clean and nice.
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DC
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This rehab did wonders for my daughter. If it wasn\'t for her two counselors, I don\'t think my daughter would be alive. Three weeks into her recovery, her counselors came over to me and said your daughter doesn\'t want to stop. As I sobbed and felt helpless, they looked at me and put a scared straight move on her. They told her she would end up in jail, have everything taken away and looked at me and her and told me to get a life insurance policy out and to throw her out. My daughter agreed to an Oxford House, which she wound up becoming the treasuer. She lived there for one year, got her own apartment, excellent job paying her own rent, new car and has been clean for three years. I thank on counselor in particular for an outstanding job, I am sure she has saved many. AS for the previous post, They are they to help you with the tools, it is up to the individual to do the work. My daughter works a good program and I am forever grateful for this facility.
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Shannon
5.0
Excellent
The whole experience was great but Not enough counseling. This place was wonderful. I've been clean for 5 years.
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C M
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Security, therapy programs, family friendly. Weaknesses: Follow up care after discgarge. Overall it was a good place but they could improve their food and nutrition program. Also they should offer more follow up contact and assistance after discgarge.
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Anonymous
3.7
Very Good
Individual and group counseling, Not enough extra activities. Counselors are very compassionate, but there should be more individual and group counseling
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Bruce
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When I walked in the anger permeated my aura but soon I dropped my hands did the work and a foundation was build. I have done what they asked. Going to meeting get a sponsor clean house trust in God and work with others. Thank You seem to little but I am grateful. I have 5 years and I do what I first did when I walked in.
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C C
5.0
Excellent
Great Leadership, Well maintained and offers great treatment
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PL
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This should not be considered as a rehab for adults. This is more of a detox center. I stayed there 19 days which I paid for 2 days. I left there knowing that this program did not help me at all. 36 hours after I left there I totaled my car while driving intoxicated. I was told by my insurance case worker that they had signed off on me to be released. This was 2 years ago but I felt the need to share since I am paying my last of my bill from there.
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