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Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc.

Outpatient Offices
209 Center St., Unit E

Chardon, Ohio 44024
(440)285-9119 or (440)255-0678

Melanie J. Blasko, LPC-S, LICDC, President & CEO

Hours
Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mission Statement: To promote lifelong recovery from addiction through education, prevention, and treatment regardless of ability to pay.

Vision Statement: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers aspires to provide premier behavioral health care services. We strive for excellence through proven practices and for leadership in partnering with community organizations to work towards an addiction-free society.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., is a private non-profit agency, providing continuous service to the community since 1971. At every level from prevention to residential recovery services, they offer a message of hope to individuals, families, groups, and entire communities. The Center provides a wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another's use of alcohol or other drugs, by problem gambling, or by mental illness. Licensed trained professionals offer support, education and counseling to individuals, families, businesses, other service providers, and the community at large. Their goal for treatment services is to help their consumers achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life. Their prevention services strive to educate the community about issues related to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, problem gambling, and focus on the reduction of abuse through sound prevention stategies.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as a provider of alcohol and drug treatment, prevention services and driver intervention program services and licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide individual and group counseling. The agency is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for alcohol, drug and mental health outpatient treatment, and alcohol and other drug prevention and diversion services.

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NEW AT LAKE-GEAUGA RECOVERY CENTERS

PROBLEM GAMBLING
Like alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction is an illness that has a profound effect on both the individual and their loved ones. However gambling addiction can be a more hidden disorder as its physical effects are much less noticeable. As with other addictions, gambling addicts experience highs and lows, build up tolerance, are in denial, and suffer through withdrawal. At Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, trained and licensed counselors will assist individuals in exploring the reasons why an individual gambles, the dynamics of continued gambling, and strategies for behavior change. Problem gambling services include: Outpatient Counseling; Dual-diagnosis; Education Programs; Family Group Therapy; Community Needs Assessments; Community Advocacy/Outreach; Information Dissemination; Social Marketing; Professional Trainings; and Prevention for at-risk populations.

Nevaeh Ridge      NEVAEH RIDGE
Located in Mentor Ohio, Nevaeh Ridge is a supportive housing facility for women in recovery. Open to women ages 18 and over with a substance use disorder, Nevaeh Ridge welcomes pregnant women and women with children ages 5 and under to live in a safe and supportive environment while they participate in treatment services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers' Mentor Outpatient office. By providing a stable, respectful, and structured living environment free from alcohol and drugs for this special population, they hope to increase the birth rate of drug-free babies, help maintain family ties, and ultimately strengthen our community. Nevaeh Ridge supportive housing offers a home-like atmosphere with easy access to public transportation, churches, YMCA, community 12-step meetings, stores and social service agencies.

AMBULATORY DETOX SERVICES
In collaboration with Lake Health Urgent Care, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers now offers ambulatory detox for individuals struggling with opiate addiction and withdrawal. This non-narcotic management of opiate withdrawal will provide an altenative to suboxone and provides medications to assist individuals with the intensely uncomfortable, but not life threatening, withdrawal symptoms.

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OUTPATIENT SERVICES
The Center provides a wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another's use of alcohol or other drugs, by problem gambling, or by mental illness. Licensed, trained professionals offer support, education, and counseling to individuals, families, businesses, other service providers, and the community at large. Their goal for treatment services is to help their consumers achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life.
Outpatient services include:
• Assessments
• Drug Testing
• Dual Diagnosis
• Individual & Group Counseling
• Family Group
• Video Therapy
• Geauga Jail Treatment Program

  Oak House for WomenRESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ Residential Treatment provides quality long-term, non-medical, residential substance abuse treatment for women and men in Lake and Geauga Counties with alcohol and other drug problems. Lake House for men and Oak House for adult women, pregnant women and women with dependent children are designed to provide residents with a structured, nurturing environment in which the resident can develop the skills, insight and support necessary to achieve long-term sobriety. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers will not refuse treatment to anyone because of the inability to pay. All services are provided on a sliding fee scale.



EDUCATION PROGRAM

Designed to benefit those interested in gaining further knowledge and insight into the disease of addiction and options for prevention and recovery, the Education Program is an intensive, 8 hour class that meets each month. This positive learning experience provides education, encourages discussion and helps participants gain awareness and understanding by covering topics such as effects and consequences of use, abuse, and dependency; family systems, co-dependency, relationships and social, legal, and financial conseqences. The Education Program offers a full day format and meets on the third Saturday of each month. For information about the class schedule and cost, contact the Chardon or Mentor office.

FAMILY PROGRAM
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers believes that the development of meaningful and supportive relationships for their clients is an essential ingredient for success. We recognize the immediate and long-term benefits to individuals in recovery when their families are involved in treatment. Through the Family Program they incorporate self-awareness and knowledge of family dynamics. The program is open to spouses, partners, parents, siblings, other relatives and friends who are interested in learning about substance abuse and how it affects them, to learn coping skills and to gain insight into how to support a chemically dependent family member.

COMMUNITY PREVENTION SERVICES
For the community, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers provides a message of hope and recovery as they work with social, civic and businesses, church and school groups and organizations as well as all local citizens to increase their knowledge and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and addiction and to offer options as to what each person can do to encourage and support recovery in their community.
Prevention services include:
The Chardon Community Action Team. A group of volunteer parents and organization representatives dedicated to discouraging and halting underage alcohol consumption and drug use.
Participation in a wide variety of community and business events.
Providing literature and other information via internet, school newsletters, and participation at events.
Providing speakers for events.

DRUG FREE SAFETY PROGRAM
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as a technical assistance provider for the Drug Free Safety Program.
Services include:
1. Policy Development or Review of a Current Policy
2. Employee Education
3. Supervisor Training
4. Drug Testing
5. Employee Assistance

COMMUNITY EDUCATION SESSIONS
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers offers free Community Education Sessions for anyone wanting information about the effects of alcohol and other drugs such as marijuana and pain medications.The sessions are open to people looking for education and support regarding their own, or a loved one's use of drugs and/or alcohol. Anyone may attend the walk-in sessions at no charge. Topics focus on family members, available options, and community resources.

MIKE LINK DRIVER INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers offers the Mike Link Driver Intervention Program for first time offenders. The seventy-two hour, state certified driver intervention program is conducted by licensed professionals and is held from Thursday through Sunday on select weekends with guest speakers, video presentations, lectures, and group discussions that enable them to take a comprehensive look at all aspects of their DUI offense. The program is held at Camp Burton, nestled on two hundred wooded acres. Online registration is available on Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers' website at www.lgrc.us.


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Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc.
209 Center Street, Unit E, Chardon, OH 44024
Phone 440-285-9119 or 440-255-0678
Fax 440-942-0639

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