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
Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse3.9 (74 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Recovery Centers of America’s main concern is patient safety, whether from their addiction, or COVID-19. RCA has implemented new policies and procedures due to COVID-19 regarding pre-screening, medical clearances and limiting exposure to those who are not RCA staff or patients. That said, addiction is a deadly disease and it is important to seek medical help. RCA continues to admit new patients 24/7. Our addiction treatment philosophy centers around offering evidence-based, individualized treatment solutions for individuals and families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction as well as co-occurring disorders. With an individualized approach to addiction treatment and a comprehensive continuum of care, we heal patients and their families from a life of active addiction and alcoholism to a life of hope and healing. We deliver comprehensive addiction treatment services in a safe and comfortable environment. Our addiction treatment services include drug and alcohol detoxification, individual and group therapy, family counseling services for both patient and family, case management, life skills training, 12 Step education, psychiatric care, individualized aftercare planning, and recovery resources designed to support patients for life. With evidence-based treatment practices at each one of our neighborhood-based locations, we offer each patient and their family the highest quality addiction treatment services and an opportunity to heal, regain hope, rebuild and recover – for life
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
- 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.
- Addiction Treatment with a Christian Faith-based Component
Drug or alcohol addiction doesn’t have to define who you are and is not a reflection of the sincerity of your faith. At RCA, we understand the internal conflict of those who possess strong Christian convictions while also battling substance abuse. You may be at a loss for where to turn for treatment and feel as though your faith community does not understand. You might also feel your addiction has damaged your relationship with God and that it needs to be rebuilt. The Christian Program offers an invitation to return to your Christian beliefs by embracing God’s love and acceptance. RCA’s Christian Program is optional and self-selected for patients who identify Christian principles as integral to their values and life before, during and/or after their treatment with RCA. RCA offers various specialized programs to meet the needs of all individuals. Like the disease of addiction, RCA does not discriminate on the basis of faith, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability or other classifications.
- Trauma Informed Program
Breaking Free: a Trauma-Informed Program Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse can help you or your loved one take the necessary steps to start the process of recovery with Breaking Free: a program addressing trauma in treatment. Trauma takes a heavy toll on a person – so does addiction. Both need to be treated with professional, compassionate care in order for the trauma impacted person to live a fulfilling, healthy, happy life. Recovery Centers of America can help you or your loved one take the necessary steps to start the process of recovery. Breaking Free is a 4-week course that runs alongside of addiction treatment.
- Relapse Prevention
PRISE: a Program Designed for Patients Who Have Relapsed The path to recovery is unique to each person struggling with addiction. For some people it takes multiple attempts at recovery, and with each passing attempt they may feel less optimistic about their future. At Recovery Centers of America, we see each attempt at recovery as a sign of commitment and hope. This specialized program uses a therapeutic, evidence-based approach designed to help those for whom recovery has been elusive. PRISE (Promoting Recovery through Intensive Support and Education) focuses patients on their recovery, rather than addiction, and focuses on a bright future
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 hereAnonymous
They make you feel like you are living in a resort but getting great treatment as far as the groups, counselors, and everybody.Anonymous
David Dorschu - CEO
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.
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.
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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