Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse

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5034 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
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  • Medicaid is not Accepted

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Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse 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.

Reviews at a Glance

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Ashley

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.

Emily B

RCA is a beautiful facility and the staff was amazing and incredibly helpful.

SP

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 ...

Maggie

Clean and homey facility with a great program and caring staff. I will be referring RCA to friends.

TM

Quality place great staff

Js

Great experience except for one RSS who abused his power

Korey S

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.

Jessica W

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.

Erika

I am very appreciative with my stay here. All staff members were professional and kind.

Robert

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. T...

Aryk S

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 ...

Jason

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.

Mason

WON-DUH-FUL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cody M

RCA is a great establishment! The Counselors are willing to drop everything immediately to help you. The food is great too!

NB

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.

Samantha V

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 experie...

Jason

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 to...

Michael L

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...

Slhaun

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 (custo...

Alessandro

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

Daniel

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 ...

Rachel

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.

Lindy

The close contact with the staff, the staff being able to relate to ouur

Larry

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.

ABT

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 a...

Anonymous

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...

Jamie

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 thi...

Tina

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...

G. T.

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,...

Ks

Great staff. Lighthouse is one of a kind!

JR

Great overall environment. Staff was awesome. Would highly recommend

MD

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...

Heather

Seems like people don�t know how to do their job. Clean. Staff are not trained properly.

Robert

They took great care of me during my detox, Carrie my I.O.P therapist is so awesome!

SR

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.

JG

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!!! :)

David

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 commit...

AF

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...

Gail

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, alth...

CB

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 eve...

Debbie

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 th...

Anonymous

Adolescent treatments which was a strength but very poor treatments. Granddaughter spent time there and hated it

Tim

The facility provided me with the tools for continued sobriety, it was up to me to implement them in daily life!

Anonymous

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...

Anonymous

Individual and group counseling, Not enough extra activities. Counselors are very compassionate, but there should be more individual and group counseling

Shannon

The whole experience was great but Not enough counseling. This place was wonderful. I've been clean for 5 years.

C M

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 shou...

Bruce

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 a...

DC

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 d...

C C

Great Leadership, Well maintained and offers great treatment

PL

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 ...


Areas of Focus
Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Alumni Testimonials
  • The accommodations here are fantastic, honestly what they have done here is incredible.
    Anthony
  • All of the staff are genuinely here for the patients. Everyone thoroughly enjoys what they do and it shows. These people are like angels.
    Mary Beth
  • 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.
    Michelle
  • The staff makes you feel very safe. Everybody makes it like a family in here
    Anonymous
  • They make you feel like you are living in a resort but getting great treatment as far as the groups, counselors, and everybody.
    Anonymous
Key Staff Members
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    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.