Recovery Centers of America at

Lighthouse

Our addiction recovery center offers an unprecedented approach to residential treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

United Against Addiction – Mays Landing, NJ – 6/26/2018

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“Hello, and Welcome to Lighthouse.

At Lighthouse we utilize the most empirically-supported clinical practices to ensure our clients have every opportunity to have what is hopefully a life changing experience. We count it as a privilege to work with the clients we serve, who entrust us with their hopes and dreams for a better life.

Our staff take this responsibility as a sacred trust and opportunity. Lighthouse offers both detox and residential levels of care in the inpatient facility, as well as outpatient sites that include partial, intensive outpatient, and general outpatient levels of care.

Our patients are our passion, recovery is our vision, and serving those in need is our strongest desire. My staff and I welcome the chance to introduce ourselves and what we do – helping those we are fortunate to serve gain meaningful recovery one day at a time.”

– David Dorschu, MS

Located in Mays Landing, NJ, Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse is a drug and alcohol treatment facility that treats patients and their families struggling with addiction to alcohol, heroin, opioids, cocaine and prescription drugs. We provide patients with evidence-based addiction treatment delivered by our team of Masters-Level Clinicians, Primary Therapists, Doctors, Psychiatrists and Nurses in a comfortable and secure facility which features internal corridors and 24/7 medical supervision.

Take the first step now – don’t wait. Call us at 1-800-RECOVERY Today. You or your loved ones’ life is worth it.

Our complete continuum of care includes medically-monitored detoxification, residential inpatient and outpatient treatment services. Our world-class addiction treatment program delivers a comprehensive approach to treating addiction, including:

  • Biological, Psychological, Social, Psychiatric & Medical Evaluations
  • Individual Therapy Sessions (3x/Week)
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Immersive 12-Step Programming
  • Psychiatric Care
  • 24/7 Medical Supervision
  • Interactive, Skill-based Workshops
  • Art & Music Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Diet, Nutrition & Wellness Coaching
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Spiritual Services
  • Specialized Therapy for Co-occurring Disorders
    • PTSD
    • ADHD
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Eating Disorders

Our drug & alcohol addiction treatment programs are built on clinical practices proven to be effective and administered by a team of highly-credentialed professionals with clinical expertise – including Masters Level Clinicians, Physicians, Nurses, Primary Therapists, Counselors, Nutritionists, and others – whose aim is to provide continuous inpatient care around the clock. For more information on our inpatient treatment programs, click HERE.

Our World-Class Leadership & Medical Team

Chief Executive Officer

David Dorschu, MS

David Dorschu, MS, has over fifteen years of experience in the substance abuse field

Chief Executive Officer

David Dorschu, MS

David Dorschu, MS, has over fifteen years of experience in the substance abuse field

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Clinical Director

Dawn Belamarich Berry LPC, LCADC, CCS, CCGC

Dawn hopes to continue to aid individuals in bringing about positive change on their path to recovery.

Clinical Director

Dawn Belamarich Berry LPC, LCADC, CCS, CCGC

Dawn hopes to continue to aid individuals in bringing about positive change on their path to recovery.

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Director of Admissions
& Utilization Review

Corey Richey, MS

Corey has 10 years of experience in addiction & psychiatric care.

Director of Admissions
& Utilization Review

Corey Richey, MS

Corey has 10 years of experience in addiction & psychiatric care.

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Medical Director

Michael S. DeShields, MD

Dr. DeShields has specialized in addiction medicine for more than 36 years

Medical Director

Michael S. DeShields, MD

Dr. DeShields has specialized in addiction medicine for more than 36 years

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Clinical Supervisor & Director of Case Management

Nicole Rettino-Lambert, MSW LSW LCADC CCTP

Over 15 years of experience in the social work field

Clinical Supervisor & Director of Case Management

Nicole Rettino-Lambert, MSW LSW LCADC CCTP

Over 15 years of experience in the social work field

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Quality Assurance/H.I.M Manager

Evelyn Tejeda, BS, LPN

Over 14 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field

Quality Assurance/H.I.M Manager

Evelyn Tejeda, BS, LPN

Over 14 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse field

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Customer Relations Manager

Samantha DeMaio

Five years experience in the addiction field

Customer Relations Manager

Samantha DeMaio

Five years experience in the addiction field

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Facilities Manager

Joe Parisano

10 years experience working in the substance abuse field

Facilities Manager

Joe Parisano

10 years experience working in the substance abuse field

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HR Business Partner

Wendy Smith

Over 20 years of experience in Human Resources administration

HR Business Partner

Wendy Smith

Over 20 years of experience in Human Resources administration

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We accept most major insurances and have other financing options available.


What to Expect

Our beautifully redesigned and meticulously maintained Lighthouse campus provides a full range of personalized, evidence-based treatment services and ongoing recovery support to individuals and their families struggling with addiction.

Your First 24 Hours

The first day in any new environment can be challenging. We find that it’s helpful for our patients and their families to know what to expect. If you’re taking this first step with us, we want to assure you that it’s the right one.

Your First 24 Hours

The first day in any new environment can be challenging. We find that it’s helpful for our patients and their families to know what to expect. If you’re taking this first step with us, we want to assure you that it’s the right one.

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What to Bring

At Lighthouse, there are several items we provide residents with during their stay, in addition to those personal items patients bring with them.

What to Bring

At Lighthouse, there are several items we provide residents with during their stay, in addition to those personal items patients bring with them.

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A Day in Treatment

Our residents stay in the most exquisite and comfortable accommodations in the country.

A Day in Treatment

Our residents stay in the most exquisite and comfortable accommodations in the country.

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Fitness & Recreation

Exercise is an effective catalyst in recovery treatment when paired with nutrition and cognitive-behavioral therapy. It’s been shown to provide benefits like improving positive feelings and strengthening the mind and body from the damages of substance abuse.

Fitness & Recreation

Exercise is an effective catalyst in recovery treatment when paired with nutrition and cognitive-behavioral therapy. It’s been shown to provide benefits like improving positive feelings and strengthening the mind and body from the damages of substance abuse.

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Diet & Nutrition

Proper diet and nutrition are essential elements of a full, holistic approach to recovery.

Diet & Nutrition

Proper diet and nutrition are essential elements of a full, holistic approach to recovery.

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Transportation

You can rely on dependable, discreet transportation to our treatment center. 24-hour black car service allows you to leave your home and enter our community to access treatment in a safe, comfortable way.

Transportation

You can rely on dependable, discreet transportation to our treatment center. 24-hour black car service allows you to leave your home and enter our community to access treatment in a safe, comfortable way.

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Specialized Treatment

Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment

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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient Treatment

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12-Step Program

12-Step Program

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Family Program

Family Program

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Alumni Program

Alumni Program

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The Facility

From five-star accommodations to healthy dining, our beautifully redesigned and meticulously maintained addiction recovery center campus creates an environment of dignity and respect to support the hard work of recovery.

Amenities

Alumni Events
On-Site Spirituality Groups
Family Program
Inpatient & Outpatient Services
Deluxe accommodations, with ultra-soft pillow-top mattresses and bedding
Deluxe dining, prepared by our professionally trained chef
Black car transportation services
Flat screen HD TV in each room
Outdoor basketball & volleyball court

Outpatient Locations

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Weekly Recovery Meeting Calender

Mon,     Family Group Support Meeting    (6-8pm)

Tue,      Community Spiritual Gathering with Pastor Zach     (6-7pm)

Tues,     AA Meeting     (8-9pm)

Wed,     AA Meeting     (8-9pm)

Thurs,   Nar-non Meeting     (8-9pm)

Thurs,   AA Meeting     (8-9pm)

Sat,       Recovery Yoga Nidra     (9-11am)

Sat,       Open Family Workshop Mtg     (10am-12pm)

Sat,       AA meeting     (7-8pm)

Sun,      Open Family Workshop Mtg     (9-11am)

Sun,      NA Meeting     (7-8pm)

Sun,      Recovery Yoga Nidra     (9-11am)

Alumni Association Events

Saturdays in Sobriety @ Lighthouse

COMMUNITY GRATITUDE LUNCHEON WITH PATIENTS
Saturdays      12 – 1 PM

CROCHET CLASSES WITH ALUMNUS/MASTER CROCHETER, JON F.
Saturdays      7 PM

KARAOKE NIGHT
First Saturday       8:30 – 10:30 PM

TRIVIA NIGHT
Third Saturday     8:30 – 10:30 PM

WII BOWLING TOURNAMENT
Fourth Saturday    8:30 – 10:30 PM

A Lighthouse Welcome from CEO David Dorschu

“On August 16, 2016, I had the pleasure of beginning my tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse in Mays Landing, NJ. That day marks the genesis of my constant amazement at the dedication and passion of the Lighthouse team I am so proud to serve with on a daily basis. This team has accepted with excitement and enthusiasm the Recovery Centers of America mission of helping one million people gain meaningful and long-lasting recovery, one person at a time and one day at a time.

As a minister and a professional with over twenty years in the field of addiction treatment, I know that it is our passion that carries us to serve our patients every day with love and respect. That is how people heal; that is how lives are restored.  

It is our purpose and our passion; the vision drives us, motivates us, and compels us to approach each day as an opportunity to advance the vision as we tackle the opioid epidemic with a fierce determination. The epidemic has thus far produced havoc in New Jersey. Our overdose rate is three times higher than the national average. Every day, an average of five residents lose the battle. More deaths are attributable in New Jersey to overdose than to motor vehicle accidents and gun violence combined. Each year the number of overdose deaths continues to increase.

Admittedly, these are daunting statistics, but when we focus on the statistics we lose sight of the vision, and that is why it must always remain in front of us – driving us to be our best every day, in every interaction, for without a vision we will lose the battle. RCA’s vision brought me here and keeps me here, because the enormity of the battle before us necessitates a vision stronger than the statistics, more powerful than the shame producing stigma that society places on our patients, and more hope producing than the desperate cries of those struggling with this battle.

The vision has been the driving force in drawing the most incredible, outstanding, and talented team of professionals to Lighthouse. Never before have I experienced the level of teamwork, the commitment to excellence, and the determination to celebrate our patients that I have experienced here. Our patients are the reason we are here; they are the object of the vision and the joy we receive by holding sacred the opportunity to speak into their lives, to share hope, and ultimately to serve as an agent to reintroduce them to their destinies and to the purpose as to why they were created. We dare them to dream while we call the greatness out of them, while we offer to hold their hands as they take that initial, sometimes scary step of believing in themselves and their futures once again.

The vision is forming an army, for an army is needed to fight the revolution.  This country was birthed out of revolution, and that revolution started with a declaration of independence. RCA has declared independence from the destruction and misery of addiction, independence from parents wondering if today is the day they receive the call that their son or daughter lost the battle, independence from children looking at Mommy or Daddy in the eyes and asking why they were not more important than drugs or alcohol. Independence comes at a great cost, but we continue to battle because when history judges our actions in standing up to the greatest health crisis of our time, we can say that we confronted the enemy, with the vision undergirding us, our hope strengthening us, our commitment to each other uniting us, and we prevailed and lives were saved!

I warmly invite you to come and tour our expanding facility, as we are increasing the number of beds at Lighthouse to 133. That will be an opportunity for us to share our treatment philosophy with you; we call it our Neighborhood Model, because people need the opportunity to heal where they live, with the support of loved ones and our dedicated treatment professionals.”

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