Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse

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5034 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
8888175263 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

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

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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...


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


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...


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


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


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...


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


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...


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...


Great Leadership, Well maintained and offers great treatment

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Key Staff Members
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    Michael DeShields, MD - Medical Director

    Dr. DeShields is a well-regarded leader in the field of addiction medicine. Besides his position as Lighthouse’s medical director, Dr. DeShields serves as the president of the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM), New Jersey chapter, and as a consultant for the organization. In his role as consultant, Dr. DeShields mentors physicians new to the process of Suboxone detoxification, one of the latest medications for opiate detoxification. He has a private practice in addiction medicine in Camden County, N.J., and serves as the medical director of Camden County Health Services. Dr. DeShields is board certified in internal medicine and in addictions by ASAM. He is a graduate of Temple University’s School of Medicine and a part-time associate professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.

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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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    Toni Primas - Director of Nursing

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    Elena Boyle - Director of Outpatient