Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse

3.7 (76 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
5034 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
8556641084 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

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.

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Great facility very clean and wonderful staff . I learned a lot about my problems and how to address them when the urge comes up . Can’t say enough about the facility.


Not totally upfront or slightly accommodating at all. They accepted my father in law, sent him to hospital, and wouldn’t readmit even after all tests were cleared. After numerous calls we finally go...


my rehab here was polite respectful and comfortable.


This place was absolutely fantastic and I will recommend it to every single sick person i come across. LIGHTHOUSE!!!!!


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 under...


staff was very helpful from medical, clinical, rss, and cleaning.


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. Al...


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 an...


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 absolu...


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 cle...


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 coac...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 definite...


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.


overall i had an excellent expierence. Everyone on the staff was courteous and professional.


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 wor...


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.


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 ...


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 inf...


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 c...


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 ta...


great place for recovery would recomened to everybody thank you RCA...


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.


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


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 ...


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


Quality place great staff


Great experience except for one RSS who abused his power


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.


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.


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


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...


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 loo...


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 ...


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.


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


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


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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


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 ...


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.


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


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


Great staff. Lighthouse is one of a kind!


Great overall environment. Staff was awesome. Would highly recommend


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...


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


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


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.


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!!! :)


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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


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...


Great Leadership, Well maintained and offers great treatment


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...


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...


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


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...


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

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.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Dawn Belamarich Berry, LPC, LCADC, CCS, CCGC
    Dawn Belamarich Berry, LPC, LCADC, CCS, CCGC - CEO

    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.

  • Photo of Edward Quirk
    Edward Quirk - Medical Director

    Dr. Quirk has over 36 years of medical experience and holds board certifications in Addiction Medicine, Preventive Medicine Subspecialty, and Anesthesiology, and is a Certified Medical Review Officer. He has experience in all forms of medication-assisted treatment and inpatient and outpatient management. As the Medical Director of Lighthouse, Dr. Quirk is dedicated and focused on making an impact on the lives of our patients and families. His goal is to assist in providing the direction to achieve long-term recovery, health, and overall well-being for the patients, as well as education and support the families.