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Carrier Clinic - Blake Recovery Center

3.8 Very Good (52 Reviews) |
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3.8
Very Good
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252 County Road 601
Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

  • Hospital

Facility Highlights

Didactic Sessions

Addiction Education

Family Intervention

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Lynne C. Sennett, MPH, BSN
Director

Prior to joining Carrier Clinic, she served as the Director of Nursing at AtlantiCare Health Services, Mission HealthCare in Atlantic City, NJ. Lynne also held positions at Lincoln Technical Institute as a Faculty Member/Clinical Instructor and at Seabrook House in Cumberland County as the Vice President of Treatment Services. Ms. Sennett earned her BS in Education, Cum Laude, from St. Bonaventure University in New York and received her RN at St. Claire’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. She attended Columbia University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and went on to earn a Master's degree in Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University; The School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore.

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Timothy R. DiGanci, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CCS
Director of Substance Abuse Counseling Services

Tim has been with Carrier Clinic for over 13 years, most recently as a Substance Abuse Coordinator for Carrier’s East Mountain Youth Lodge. Mr. DiGanci has participated in numerous community speaking engagements, and was featured on the Adolescent Panel at Carrier’s Addiction Conference. Prior to being named Clinical Supervisor, he also held a per-diem position at GenPsych in Bridgewater implementing a family education program for parents of adolescents in an intensive outpatient setting. Mr. DiGanci earned his Master's of Social Work and his Bachelor of Art at Rutgers University. He is a Certified Clinical Supervisor, New Jersey Certified School Social Worker, Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

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3.0
Good
Doctor was inattentive. Bad experience and aftercare not intense enough. Child Relapsed due to the addiction they said did not exist. Campus is quiet. Rooms are clean. The staff is nothing special.
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3.3
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Overall the facility was good, did have a bit of an issue when detoxing that involve me having to be taken to a traditional hospital. The staff was a little bit reluctant with that part of my care, because they didn't want to have to send me to the hospital so I did find that irritating that they would allow me to get as bad as I did before they took me to a hospital. But eventually they did everything was sorted out and I detox effectively. Despite that small incident the staff was very very friendly and very kind and very understanding. They did not treat patients with a sense of Shame or judgement. And that alone is enough to make a facility acceptable.The facility's strength includes a very professional staff and quick turnover. Facilities weakness was that there was a lot of down time and nothing to do but sit outside.
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I have brought my wife and dropped off others here and the intake process is horrendous. There is no sense of urgency at all. I am very disappointed with this place. With only 2 patients for admittance, 41/2 hours is rediculous to wait just to see the doctor. This does not even reflect how much longer we will have to wait. Unacceptable
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2.3
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Terrible care. My suicidal/heroin addict 18 yr old child was discharged 4 days after ONE meeting with a social worker who refused to speak with me (even though a release was signed giving permission for discussion). ONE exam with a doctor and was went home with a script for an anti depressant and an anxiety medication. No referrals for any doctor and/or therapist. No family involvement which is critical IMO. Awful just awful not recommended!
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4.0
Great
Positive experience
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3.0
Good
Be cautious of sending your loved one here.
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I have no experience. Clean and relatively affordable.
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4.0
Great
alot of one on one treatment poor follow up after release to much money for treatment
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4.7
Excellent
One of the best I have been to, it's not a vacation...it's rehab & detox It has been around a long time & the staff are knowledgeable and understanding
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4.0
Great
It was organized I would have liked to be more involved I felt like the doctors should have taken more time with me as a spouse
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4.3
Great
Talk Therapy, Medicine tracking, water available all the time. Parking is not convenient. I was impressed with how the encouraged my sister to help herself.
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5.0
Excellent
Great staff, good programs, great food Can't think of any As long as you are willing to try you can get a lot of help overcoming your addiction at Carrier. I felt very well cared for and learned a lot.
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5.0
Excellent
Private dignified treatment with qualified staff. Families are involved. Has a somewhat home environment. Support services on grounds. Large spread out grounds to take walks. Swimming pool and cafe for patients and families to enjoy. Well equipped day rooms.
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5.0
Excellent
the facility is beautiful. staff is well trained and helpful expensive It is a nice facility. The staff was abundant and helpful. As to whether it will keep my relative clean has yet to be determined
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5.0
Excellent
Treatment was good. Extra programs were a negative Doing important work
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5.0
Excellent
excellent doctors and staff with very effective programs very expensive . clean for past 7 yrs
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5.0
Excellent
great doctors and staff EXPENSIVE
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3.0
Good
It was a quiet place physically far from where I was struggling with my life. The food was pretty dull, but they had plenty of it.
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Horrible!
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5.0
Excellent
very close supervision and help, very expensive with drawing from meth addiction. excellent place to get straight
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5.0
Excellent
excellent staff and doctors, very expensive for meth addiction
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3.7
Very Good
good rep and long history but hard to get into. treatment is good but it is a distance away and would like more associated local satellites for out patient follow up
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1.3
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very comprehensive staff and therapy programs but very expensive. was addicted to meth five years ago but haven't used since I left Carrier
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4.7
Excellent
I have been to Carrier twice. Honestly saved my life. Rehab is what you *make of it. The facilities are clean & safe. New Blake unit was stunning. Why anyone has narry a thing to say about the food? One goes to rehab to get well, not obtain 5 star dining. Get a grip! I will say that I felt more understood by with employees who were addicts/alcoholics in recovery, which is not to say that the rest of the employees were not empathetic nor caring; they were. Bare in mind that they deal with addicts/drunks who sometimes leave & come back in a matter of mere hours. Tough job! They really are diligently attempting to save your life. More so than most of us have attempted to help ourselves.
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1.3
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comprehensive treatment plan. no downfalls really except maybe price. Some of the best doctors I have ever met.
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5.0
Excellent
Friendly staff and great food. Unable to use Internet or phone. I would highly recommend carrier clinic to anyone seeking treatment for a mental health or substance abuse problem. I had a great experience here and my medications were stabilized.
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3.3
Good
Poor treatment. Did not help my daughter and caused medical problems.
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4.7
Excellent
Highly trained professionals provide excellent one on one care. Located on a beautiful well kept campus inside and out. Very expensive care facility. Meals are online with that of hospital food preparation. A well done care facility with highly trained care providers.
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1.0
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I was shocked to see poor facilities and treatement provided to Acute Care Unit patients. Stereotypical insane asylum atmosphere. The staff for promotes this environment. Other units were \"better\" but still not great. Definitely would not recommend to anyone.... ever.
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4.0
Great
The staff was extremely supportive.
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3.0
Good
The staff was caring; it is a good place to detox and get help. However, the facility was not very clean.
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4.3
Great
Well trained facility on a beautiful campus. Very expensive care. Have many approaches to individual care that involve one on one and group sessions. Family and friend involvement is encouraged.
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4.7
Excellent
Very nurturing. Great staff. Lots of meetings for counseling and recovery. I loved the facility but found one of the doctors to be more interested in talking or texting on her phone than paying attention to me. After a complaint by several patients the problem was alleviated however. I would highly recommend this facility. I learned a lot from the program and left feeling I had the knowledge needed to help myself stay in recovery.
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1.3
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If you love your child please don\'t send them to Carrier Clinic! They lack an individualized approach to the patients admitted. They tend to use a \"rules are the rules and no exceptions\" approach rather than addressing the fact that not every child\'s situation is the same. The biggest example of this is how they isolate all of their patients from anyone in the outside world. They only allow calls to parents. While this may work for some patients, it certainly isn\'t healthy for all patients. Especially those with abusive parents. Secondly, they treat even the most sensitive at-risk-of-suicide patients in the same harsh way as those who are in there for violent and oppositional behavioral issues. And they speak over and invalidate the feelings of those they deem untrustworthy instead of taking them seriously or at least looking further into the situation. Overall, don\'t send your kid here or you\'ll risk them coming out worse than when they came in!
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5.0
Excellent
They have been around a long time & are very knowledgeable. However, there are no holistic or alternative options.
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3.0
Good
Be cautious of sending your loved one here as they over medicate and have an emergency response team which violently overreacts to any type of disturbance. The staff acts out violently against patients.
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3.7
Very Good
The lacked holistic offerings. However, the staff was very supportive.
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4.0
Great
I have been sober for 10 years. It worked!
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5.0
Excellent
The group talks and surplus of support of was great. They had great follow up once the patient was released.
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2.3
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They give caring help. However, the facility is very costly.
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4.7
Excellent
Kept substance abusers separated from mental patients. Great facility for the addict, but not the co addict; pushing the patient back into an environment not healthy for the co addict.
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3.0
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It was a pretty good facility.
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2.7
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One of the worst experiences of my life. Accomodations (3 to a room and group bathrooms) were the worst. The nursing staff was inattentive to individual patients medical as well as emotional needs. All ages were grouped together, as well as those who wanted to be there for help and those who were court ordered. While outside on frequent "breaks" I learned more about illicit drug usage including where and when to get whatever one might want. I had never heard of half of that stuff before. No supervision while outside so patients who wanted to be positive had no choice but to listen to these kids who had no desire to change. The doctors were a JOKE. Especially the medical doctors who used a stethescope to listen to my lungs and heart which never actually touched my skin. I actually heard nurses (RN's) negatively talking about me when I was standing right there. Unqualified people leading groups,who were on a power trip. Would never recommend this facility to anyone that I cared about. I must say that the food and dining room was excellent. and the grounds were beautiful. But, that's not what I was there for.
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5.0
Excellent
They have a great family support program! So informative & helpful! They also have a great community program!
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3.0
Good
Thought the level of counseling could be better.
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4.3
Great
The help, treatment is medical combined with an AA approach which worked very well for me
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3.0
Good
Provided family intervention.
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4.0
Great
It has a good reputation and it's out in the country by where our family lives. I don't think the treatment fell short, she is a raging alcoholic that is not ready for treatment. She wasn't there for long enough.
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5.0
Excellent
In addition to the aforementioned group therapy and individual counseling, the atmosphere was pleasant and therapeutic. I gained a great deal of insight as to the nature of my disease and how to deal with it.
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5.0
Excellent
Went to AA after I left.
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1.7
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The discharge plan was to attend AA and I thought it was not the best to only provide this as the sole option. More referral options should have been presented to assist in recovery process. Treatment wasn't effective; did not meet our son's needs; minimized his problems.
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3.0
Good
Went because it was well known.
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