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Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay

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Treatment Effectiveness
Accommodations & Amenities
Meals & Nutrition
901 Ernston Rd
South Amboy, New Jersey 08879

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing


  • Hospital
  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

24/7 Psychiatric & Medical supervision

We provide patients with evidence-based addiction treatment delivered by our team of master’s level clinicians, primary therapists, doctors, psychiatrists, and nurses in a comfortable and secure facility, which features internal corridors and 24/7 medical supervision.

Masters-level therapists

Industry-leading staff:client ratio

Evidence-based practices & 12-step integration for top-quality physical & spiritual support


If you’ve been wanting to get help for your addiction but haven’t been able to, it’s not too late to make that decision right now and enter a drug and alcohol treatment program to start your New Year off right. January is your opportunity to hit the “reset” button, to become the person you want to be, and make your life meaningful again. RCA knows how difficult it can be for individuals struggling with addiction to get help, which is why we provide 24/7 admissions, interventions, and transportation at no additional cost. RCA is in network with most major insurers, making treatment affordable. We are located right in your neighborhood which makes family involvement and aftercare convenient. Don’t wait. Call 866-639-0954 today and change your life. Located just outside of New York, Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay is a drug and alcohol treatment facility that treats patients and their families struggling with addiction to: Alcohol, Heroin, Cocaine, Opioids, and Prescription Drugs. We offer specialized services based on your individual needs and stage of life, including: Treatment of co-occurring mental health conditions Support with interrupting the cycle of chronic relapse Weekly groups focusing on men, women, adults, and young adults We provide evidenced-based addiction treatment delivered by our team of master’s level primary therapists, doctors, psychiatrists, and nurses in a comfortable and secure facility, with 24/7 medical supervision. To ensure patients remain committed to treatment and succeed on their journey of recovery, our complete continuum of care includes medically-monitored detox, residential inpatient, and outpatient treatment services.

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


  • CARF
  • ADP

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Meet The Staff

Jim Haggerty
Chief Executive Officer

James Haggerty brings nearly 30 years of experience to RCA at Raritan Bay. His background includes President and CEO, Director of Admissions and Administration, Director of National Business Development, Vice President of Business Operations, and President/CEO of several recovery centers. As an accomplished leader with a strong commitment to mental health and substance abuse treatment, James excels in communicating, facilitating, organizing, and solving problems through a continuum of care in addiction treatment. As a nationally recognized recovery expert, James fights back against the disease of addiction, and makes sure to take the time to meet with, talk to, and get to know each patient that comes his way. He’s proud of the staff at Raritan Bay, the compassion and experience they bring, and he looks forward to our patients getting immersed in the family-like environment here.

Jessica Lynn Sousa, AAS, RN, CARN
Jessica Lynn Sousa, AAS, RN, CARN

Jessica has spent the majority of her 11-year nursing career in the mental health, corrections, and substance abuse fields. As an Honors Graduate, Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN), and a former Director of Nursing at a New Jersey drug and alcohol treatment center, Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge, skilled nursing, and supervisory experience to Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay. Jessica has found her true calling in addiction treatment and is committed to RCA’s holistic approach to long-term drug and alcohol recovery.

Nicholas Cerami, MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Director of Substance Abuse Services

Nick came to RCA in May 2019 with over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field, during which he treated both substance use and other mental health disorders. A strong understanding of the continuum of addiction and mental health services is one of Nick’s biggest strengths, having done clinical work in private practice, intensive outpatient programs, partial care settings, and inpatient environments. Nick places a high value on individualized and long-term care, where he sees an opportunity for patients to not only learn about recovery concepts but to practice them with the support of their treatment team. He is a Level II Reiki practitioner and strong advocate for using holistic services to supplement traditional treatment. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling, Nick returned as an adjunct professor working with post graduate students seeking their clinical degrees. Nick has a passion for clinical supervision and counselor education, seeing this as the way to ensure patients are receiving the best quality of care.