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
First Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 PM
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.”