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Lighthouse at Manahawkin

Lighthouse at Manahawkin


Part of the Lighthouse network based in New Jersey, a network which is affiliated within the larger umbrella network Recovery Centers of America, Lighthouse at Manahawkin (LM) offers intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient (OP) services to adult clients seeking recovery from addiction. Detox services are available at another facility in the Lighthouse network.


As a step down from a partial hospitalization program offered at other facilities, the IOP program offered by Lighthouse helps clients further their recovery skills. Treatment sessions are three hours per day, three days per week, and include individual, group, and family therapy; educational resources about the disease of addiction, and an introduction to 12-step recovery and meetings. To enroll in IOP care, clients must prove abstinence or be transferring from residential treatment.

OP treatment provides treatment services similar to IOP but on a smaller scale. Clients attend 45- to 90-minute sessions one to three times per week, which involves individual, group, and family therapy. Psychiatric and medical services are available.


LM employs counselors and clinicians. The medical director is a doctor with 36 years of experience in Addiction Medicine. The CEO has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and more than 15 years of management experience in the substance abuse field.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY to date has not received any reviews from alumni about LM. On third-party sites to date, four reviewers on CiteHealth rated the facility an average two out of five stars, with one giving it a perfect rating and three others rating it only one star.[1] On Facebook, where the facility can curate its page, eight reviewers all rated the Lighthouse network overall a perfect five stars.[2]

The three negative reviewers on CiteHealth complained of inconsistent appointment times, poor financial coverage, and inconsiderate treatment from staff. Positive reviewers writing comments, however, felt staff was “amazing.” Alum Kyle wrote: “The staff is amazing and all are involved from the people in the kitchen to the CEO.”


One anonymous loved one polled by to date rated LM a perfect five stars in treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. The loved one wrote: “helped my loved one get sober … One of the therapists was really cute.”


Lighthouse accepts Medicaid and private insurance. Although the facility’s website states it offers financial aid options, it does not clarify what kind of aid is offered. Both CiteHealth and HealthGrove report that the facility accepts state insurance other than Medicaid as well.



Reviews about Lighthouse at Manahawkin

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  • helped my loved one get sober weird smell in the bathrooms One of the therapists was really cute