Chief Executive Officer David Dorschu started his tenure at RCA in 2016 as CEO of Lighthouse located in Mays Landing, New Jersey which has 133 beds. He has experience in substance abuse treatment which saw him serve in several positions as director and management. He said that the facility in Sayreville opened up in December 2019. This was the first open house that they had after the Covid pandemic. Employees are a Gold Standard Leadership Team. “They are phenomenal people and dedicated. I am the longest tenured employee.” He stated. “Five years ago, this was an outpatient facility. We were addressing the opioid abuse. This facility has 138 beds. I am fortunate to have met Brian O’Neil who has been doing intervention for 40 years. O’Neil’s mission was to help 1 million people to fully recover from addiction. I see faces of children who suffer because of parents on drugs or the parent’s faces who see their children O.D.”
He then introduced Dr. Andrew Youssouf, the Medical Director and Sharon Cartwright, the Clinical Director and a former Juvenile Correction Officer. She spoke about a female trauma program, young adult male program, older adult program, and evolution program. “It is okay to ask for help.” She explained that the facility offers self-help groups, and that safe space. “We don’t see numbers. We see people.”
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