Carrier Clinic - Blake Recovery Center

3.8 (49 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
252 County Road 601
Belle Mead, NJ 08502
8009333579 Visit Website

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Treatment Insights

The Blake Recovery Center (BRC) at Carrier Clinic is one of the largest private, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare facilities in New Jersey. Since 1981, the rehab has offered medically monitored detox services, as well as intensive residential treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. The facility is dedicated to helping adult men and women turn their lives around, and offers a caring and supportive environment designed to facilitate permanent change and long-lasting sobriety.

Carrier Clinic - Blake Recovery Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Doctor was inattentive. Bad experience and aftercare not intense enough. Child Relapsed due to the addiction they said did not exist. Campus is quiet. Rooms are clean. The staff is nothing special.


Overall the facility was good, did have a bit of an issue when detoxing that involve me having to be taken to a traditional hospital. The staff was a little bit reluctant with that part of my care, be...


I have brought my wife and dropped off others here and the intake process is horrendous. There is no sense of urgency at all. I am very disappointed with this place. With only 2 patients for admittanc...


Terrible care. My suicidal/heroin addict 18 yr old child was discharged 4 days after ONE meeting with a social worker who refused to speak with me (even though a release was signed giving permission f...


Positive experience


Be cautious of sending your loved one here.


I have no experience. Clean and relatively affordable.


alot of one on one treatment poor follow up after release to much money for treatment


One of the best I have been to, it's not a's rehab & detox It has been around a long time & the staff are knowledgeable and understanding


It was organized I would have liked to be more involved I felt like the doctors should have taken more time with me as a spouse


Talk Therapy, Medicine tracking, water available all the time. Parking is not convenient. I was impressed with how the encouraged my sister to help herself.


Great staff, good programs, great food Can't think of any As long as you are willing to try you can get a lot of help overcoming your addiction at Carrier. I felt very well cared for and learned a lo...


Private dignified treatment with qualified staff. Families are involved. Has a somewhat home environment. Support services on grounds. Large spread out grounds to take walks. Swimming pool and cafe fo...


the facility is beautiful. staff is well trained and helpful expensive It is a nice facility. The staff was abundant and helpful. As to whether it will keep my relative clean has yet to be determin...


Treatment was good. Extra programs were a negative Doing important work


excellent doctors and staff with very effective programs very expensive . clean for past 7 yrs


great doctors and staff EXPENSIVE


It was a quiet place physically far from where I was struggling with my life. The food was pretty dull, but they had plenty of it.




very close supervision and help, very expensive with drawing from meth addiction. excellent place to get straight


excellent staff and doctors, very expensive for meth addiction


good rep and long history but hard to get into. treatment is good but it is a distance away and would like more associated local satellites for out patient follow up


very comprehensive staff and therapy programs but very expensive. was addicted to meth five years ago but haven't used since I left Carrier


I have been to Carrier twice. Honestly saved my life. Rehab is what you *make of it. The facilities are clean & safe. New Blake unit was stunning. Why anyone has narry a thing to say about the food? O...


comprehensive treatment plan. no downfalls really except maybe price. Some of the best doctors I have ever met.


Friendly staff and great food. Unable to use Internet or phone. I would highly recommend carrier clinic to anyone seeking treatment for a mental health or substance abuse problem. I had a great experi...


Poor treatment. Did not help my daughter and caused medical problems.


Highly trained professionals provide excellent one on one care. Located on a beautiful well kept campus inside and out. Very expensive care facility. Meals are online with that of hospital food prepar...


I was shocked to see poor facilities and treatement provided to Acute Care Unit patients. Stereotypical insane asylum atmosphere. The staff for promotes this environment. Other units were \"better\...


The staff was extremely supportive.

The staff was caring; it is a good place to detox and get help. However, the facility was not very clean.


Well trained facility on a beautiful campus. Very expensive care. Have many approaches to individual care that involve one on one and group sessions. Family and friend involvement is encouraged.


Very nurturing. Great staff. Lots of meetings for counseling and recovery. I loved the facility but found one of the doctors to be more interested in talking or texting on her phone than paying attent...


If you love your child please don\'t send them to Carrier Clinic! They lack an individualized approach to the patients admitted. They tend to use a \"rules are the rules and no exceptions\" approac...


They have been around a long time & are very knowledgeable. However, there are no holistic or alternative options.


Be cautious of sending your loved one here as they over medicate and have an emergency response team which violently overreacts to any type of disturbance. The staff acts out violently against patient...


The lacked holistic offerings. However, the staff was very supportive.


The group talks and surplus of support of was great. They had great follow up once the patient was released.


They give caring help. However, the facility is very costly.


Kept substance abusers separated from mental patients. Great facility for the addict, but not the co addict; pushing the patient back into an environment not healthy for the co addict.


It was a pretty good facility.


One of the worst experiences of my life. Accomodations (3 to a room and group bathrooms) were the worst. The nursing staff was inattentive to individual patients medical as well as emotional needs. ...


They have a great family support program! So informative & helpful! They also have a great community program!


The help, treatment is medical combined with an AA approach which worked very well for me


Provided family intervention.


It has a good reputation and it's out in the country by where our family lives. I don't think the treatment fell short, she is a raging alcoholic that is not ready for treatment. She wasn't there for ...


Went to AA after I left.


The discharge plan was to attend AA and I thought it was not the best to only provide this as the sole option. More referral options should have been presented to assist in recovery process. Treatment...


Went because it was well known.

Areas of Focus
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.


The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Lynne C. Sennett, MPH, BSN
    Lynne C. Sennett, MPH, BSN - Director

    Prior to joining Carrier Clinic, she served as the Director of Nursing at AtlantiCare Health Services, Mission HealthCare in Atlantic City, NJ. Lynne also held positions at Lincoln Technical Institute as a Faculty Member/Clinical Instructor and at Seabrook House in Cumberland County as the Vice President of Treatment Services. Ms. Sennett earned her BS in Education, Cum Laude, from St. Bonaventure University in New York and received her RN at St. Claire’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. She attended Columbia University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and went on to earn a Master's degree in Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University; The School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore.

  • Photo of Timothy R. DiGanci, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CCS
    Timothy R. DiGanci, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CCS - Director of Substance Abuse Counseling Services

    Tim has been with Carrier Clinic for over 13 years, most recently as a Substance Abuse Coordinator for Carrier’s East Mountain Youth Lodge. Mr. DiGanci has participated in numerous community speaking engagements, and was featured on the Adolescent Panel at Carrier’s Addiction Conference. Prior to being named Clinical Supervisor, he also held a per-diem position at GenPsych in Bridgewater implementing a family education program for parents of adolescents in an intensive outpatient setting. Mr. DiGanci earned his Master's of Social Work and his Bachelor of Art at Rutgers University. He is a Certified Clinical Supervisor, New Jersey Certified School Social Worker, Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.