Facility Center DetailsAmenities available at this treatment center.
- Outpatient Services
- Sober Living Home
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Residential Treatment
- Intensive Outpatient Services
- Detox Services
Treatment Center SettingsEnvironmental features at this treatment center.
- Beach Community
About Enlightened Solutions
The mission of Enlightened Solutions, LLC is to help individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder recover the mind, body and spirit through a holistic approach and 12 step philosophy. We believe in meeting the person where they are and forming an individualized program to work with their specific needs.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
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.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
- Chiropractic Care
- Music Therapy
- Equine Therapy
- Family Constellation Program
- Art Therapy
Lisa Cordasco, LCADC,LCSW,CCTPPrimary Therapist/ Trauma Specialist
Lisa Cordasco is a group and individual therapist at Enlightened Solutions. Lisa has worked with individuals with mental health and addiction issues for the past five years at both the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Lisa utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work with clients and pulls from multiple skill sets including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral therapies, such as DBT and ACT, as well as psychodrama and experiential therapies. She is a licensed social worker, who recently completed all requirements toward licensed clinical social worker and is awaiting board approval. Lisa received her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in New York, NY. Lisa graduated summa cum laude after studying clinical social work, with a specialization in addictions and a strong focus in trauma informed care. She has recently completed her education and clinical hours toward requirements for her LCADC in New Jersey. This past year, Lisa earned her certification as a clinical trauma professional with the international association for trauma professionals. Lisa is also a person in long term recovery herself and finds it deeply rewarding to help others find their path to personal healing and growth.Show Bio
Dr. Charles MeusburgerMedical Director
Charles E. Meusburger, MD is a graduate of the University of Rome Medical School and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a Board Certified Diplomat of Neurology and Psychiatry and has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 25 years. A former Department Chairman of Psychiatry, Residency Director and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services in a large health system, Dr. Meusburger is an independent practitioner specializing in adult and adolescent psychiatry. He takes pride in providing his patients full 60-minute sessions in order to best understand their unique behavioral health needs and individual goals. He is distinguished among his patients for delivering superior clinical skills in a caring, compassionate and deeply sensitive manner. Though Dr. Meusburger has a thriving private practice, he also serves as the psychiatrist for a community mental health program that cares for homeless individuals with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Dr. Meusburger is a speaker on many topics and a published author of numerous articles on behavioral health conditions and management.Show Bio
Robert Snyder, MHS,LCADC, & CCSExecutive Director of Clinical Services
Robert Snyder has been working in the field of substance abuse for ten years. He has experience in residential and outpatient settings, and has helped a wide variety of people battle addiction, including both adults and adolescents. He received his Master’s degree, LCADC and CCS in 2013. He teaches assessment skills for addiction studies as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College. As a person in longterm recovery, Robert is active in his community and has a passion for helping others attain positive change in their lives.Show Bio
My addiction took me to places I never imagined. I lived on the streets with a $300-a-day heroin habit. With dark circles under my eyes and track marks along my arms, I felt dead; my soul was gone. At the time, life seemed hopeless. After several attempts at rehabilitation, I finally successfully detoxed at Seabrook House in Seabrook, NJ. I then entered a women's transitional facility in Southern California where, during my 3-month stay, I began to gather the tools I needed to live without drugs. I learned the simple life skills that are necessary to stay clean and obtain serenity in my life. I stayed in California for 2 & 1/2 years while working and participating in 12-step recovery before returning home to NJ. I saw the need for something following the short term treatment that addicts were getting and began to pursue opening some housing for recovering addicts in NJ similar to what I experienced in California. So, here's what happened… 2001 - The Hansen Foundation, Inc. was formed. 2004 - Hansen House for Men opened with 34 bed capacity 2005 - Hansen House for Women opened with 34 bed capacity 2007 - Serenity House for Women opened with 11 beds 2008 - Serenity Meadows for Women opened with 10 beds 2012 - Randy Scarborough House for Men opened with 12 beds 2014 - Serenity Rose House for Women opened with 11 beds 2015 - Serenity Estates opened the first luxury sober living house for Women in NJ 2015 - September 15 - Enlightened Solutions opened with Partial Care, IOP & OP Treatment 2015 - Serenity Estates for Men opened with 14 beds 2015 - Hope Farm opened to the community to provide theraputic equine services I have been drug-free for 20 years and along with continuing to keep recovery my #1 priority, I practice yoga regularly and believe in eating healthy and organic foods. We are what we eat after all and our body is really all we have so we better take good care of it! I am so excited to be able to incorporate all of what I have learned in my recovery for the benefit of those in Enlightened Solutions and all of the Serenity Houses.Show Bio
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ABOUT ENLIGHTENED SOLUTIONS
From a wooded location near Atlantic City International Airport in southeastern New Jersey, Enlightened Solutions offers medical detox and outpatient care at several intensities for clients struggling with substance misuse or a dual diagnosis. The center focuses on holistic healing methods.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Enlightened Solutions begins with a phone assessment by a trained admissions counselor to determine whether the program is a good fit. Within a few days of starting treatment, clients have a follow-up assessment with a mental health professional, which, together with the intake interview, is used to determine the best course of treatment.
Detox at Enlightened Solutions takes between seven and 14 days and is monitored by medical professionals. Once they've finished detoxing, clients can progress to a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is offered at 23 percent of New Jersey–based facilities, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is offered at 65.4 percent of New Jersey facilities, or standard outpatient care.
Clients in PHP meet six days a week and can be accompanied by a stay in an affiliated supervised home, when necessary, to ensure 24-hour support. IOP clients attend treatment between three and five days a week, in the morning or the evening, depending on their needs and schedules. At all intensities, both co-ed and gender-specific programming is available.
Enlightened Solutions uses the 12-Steps, as well as individual, group, and family therapy, as components of a broad, holistic curriculum. The center's holistic treatment options include yoga, equine therapy, acupuncture, art and music therapy, spiritual care and mentoring, coaching on wellness and nutrition, and family constellation therapy. And as part of its sustainability efforts, the center has a community garden.
There's also a dedicated track, which draws from the principles of Seeking Safety and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), for individuals dealing with trauma, positioning the center among the 46.2 percent of New Jersey facilities that offer programming for individuals who have experienced trauma. Graduating clients are encouraged to join the alumni network, which holds regular events.
The treatment team at Enlightened Solutions includes a board-certified psychiatrist, a licensed clinical social worker, and certified addiction counselors, many of whom are in recovery themselves. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it five out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave mostly positive feedback, with a few notes of complaint. The two alumni polled on the facility's offerings in 15 metrics — such as family participation, holistic offerings, counseling options, and the ability to treat co-occurring disorders — gave the center unanimous five-star ratings. And in their written commentary, alumni repeatedly noted that they had attended several facilities and Enlightened Solutions was the best while praising the center's staff.
"I’ve been to 15 treatments by far this is the best one in New Jersey Pennsylvania area," Steve wrote in one representative comment; "I knew that they truly cared about my problem, and they were dedicated to getting to the root of it all. I learned things about myself that I never knew," J.F. added in another.
However, there were also repeated complaints about the food, as well as difficulty accessing or communicating with clinicians.
The center also has mostly positive feedback on secondary sites at the time of this writing, with average ratings of 4.8 out of five stars based on 33 reviews on Google and 4.7 stars based on 39 opinions on Facebook, plus a one-star rating and a five-star rating on Yelp.   The reviewers repeatedly praised the center's staff and holistic approach: "Their staff is caring and compassionate. What separates Enlightened from other programs is that they bring their holistic approach to every part of their program," Becca wrote in a typical comment on Google.
WHAT FAMILY & FRIENDS SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave negative feedback. "I felt that they were not upfront about the cost with us," E.T. wrote, giving the facility one star for its treatment effectiveness and noting that they withdrew their son from treatment.
WHAT STAFF SAY
All three employees polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback. The two reviewers polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave five-star ratings for the center's holistic options, family program, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. And in their written commentary, all three staff praised their coworkers. “Excellent Staff who are knowledgeable , friendly, and readily available to all client's and clients family members,” one staff member wrote, while another added: “I have never been around more passionate clinicians or people in general who truly care about each individual coming through the door.”
Enlightened Solutions accepts all major private insurance plans on an out-of-network basis, as well as self-pay. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it five out of five stars.
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TJBeing from this area and seeing so many of my friends die from drugs, I'm truly grateful to have enlightened so close. They have helped quite a few of my friends who were struggling badly. This program has helped them see that there is a better life for them and taught them how to embrace change
BLWonderful facility with caring and passionate staff committed giving a positive experience to every person that comes into the Detox and/or Recovery Center.
S.S.i don't have a clue no one will ever call you back
ETI felt that they were not upfront about the cost with us. We have dealt with several rehabs in the last year and know from experience to get any co-pay costs upfront (and this amount should not change once your loved one is in the facility). Also there is no reason to ever give your credit card number over the phone, online payment should be an option. Lost my trust in them (especially when comparing this experience to our other rehab experiences and their insurance and financial procedures). My husband and I agreed this was not the place for him so he left after 2 days. Not a fit for our family.
TTIt took too long to see the doctor. Techs at housing weren’t on same page with doctors. There was a lack of food and drinks at housing
SHThank you for a wonderful rehab experience.
LBHaving personally gone through Enlightened Solutions, I highly recommend this place to anyone who is seeking treatment and a new way of life. It’s a great place with a very caring staff who’s always there to help. I’m very greatful for Enlightened Solutions.
SteveVery effective treatment style
KGES has given me the necessary tools to remain sober outside of the facility.
SteveI’ve been to 15 treatments by far this is the best one in New Jersey Pennsylvania area.
SSI can’t believe no one has talked about the food. It’s all organic. I went hungry most days (I left this treatment center) because I hated everything and there was no other options. The beds are amazing. Tvs also in the room. Witch was great. The housing part was great. But going to group was horrible. I was so sick and they would not allow me to sit lay or anything other than to participate in group. Witch I understand. But I was puking and it was like staff didn’t know what to do with me. I was not happy. There was so much to do. And once you feel better that’s great. But when you are still in full detox this place does not care.
StephenFirst off I would like to start with My experience at Enlightened Solutions was the best experience I\'ve had in a drug and alcohol treatment facility and let me add that they took me in with no money or insurance on a scholarship until I and the clinical felt I was ready for the next step this center does not care about money yes it\'s a business as well but they genuinely care about the CLIENT! A Little about myself I\'ve been battling drug and alcohol addiction for 10 years I have been to multiple facilities from California to Florida I\'m a native to New Jersey and always went out of state because of lack of reputable treatment centers to get help. I was living in Florida for the past three years ended up putting some time together and got sober due to my lack of sticking with what I learned and the program I ended up going back out this being sent to New Jersey a place I never thought I would be going back to but I needed the help I was going to die. As soon as I got off the plane It was a warm Welcome by the staff who picked me up and from there my experience was far more then I expected in such a positive way. The housing is beautiful the cleanest center I have ever been to or have seen in my opinion, the therapists are phenomenal all of them! The work I did was so crucial they opened my eyes to whole new perspective! What I also loved is the owner personally puts in time to spend time with the clients at the center which to me is huge.. The staff is awesome and every single person that works for enlightened cares.. THEY CARE and want nothing but the best and success and to see their clients get clean and sober! I\'m now coming up on 8 months and my life is truly a blessing and they helped pave the way for me and for that I Am forever grateful to me they are like family finally New Jersey has a solution a place that cares for us. Thank you to all the staff at enlightened love you guys keep rocking!
JfI have been to multiple treatment facilities, and I have never experienced the type of care I received at Enlightened Solutions, anywhere else. I knew that they truly cared about my problem, and they were dedicated to getting to the root of it all. I learned things about myself that I never knew. It wasn\'t easy, but I felt like a new man when I left. I know I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go.. But now I have the tools to stay clean. I learned a new perspective there, and I will be forever grateful for it.
KierstenExcellent Staff who are knowledgeable , friendly, and readily available to all client's and clients family members. Beautiful BRAND NEW facility. Strong foundation in the holistic approach with a solid base of the 12-Step Approach I have pleasure of working at Enlightened Solutions. Everyday is as exciting as the next and am thrilled to wake up in the morning and go to work. The most rewarding feeling is when a client comes through the doors ambivalent at first and within a short time, they don't want to leave. I hear over and over again from clients and their family members "It's so nice to attend/work with a place that truly cares !"
AmyAll staff work together. Staff is 100% committed to helping the clients in anyway possible. Enlightened Solutions is an amazing facility. They are always putting there hand out to help in anyway possible. Enlightened Solutions teaches the client how to be healthy.
TPThe staff actually cares and will go above and beyond to help the clients and their recovery efforts. No APN to give the Vivitrol injection.
JohnI myself am in recovery and have seen treatment given from the high end to state funded places. I have never been around more passionate clinicians or people in general who truly care about each individual coming through the door.
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