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Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc.

Outpatient Offices
209 Center St., Unit E

Chardon, Ohio 44024
(440)285-9119 or (440)942-6722

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

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

Mission: Provide superior prevention, outpatient, and residential services to individuals and families affected by alcoholism, substance abuse, or mental health concerns, regardless of ability to pay, and consistent with 12-step programs

Vision: Our vision is to be an asset to the community by providing leadership and support for an addiction-free society.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., is a private non-profit agency, providing continuous service to the community since 1971. 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, or by mental illness. Licensed trained professionals offer support, education and counseling to individuals, families, businesses, other service providers, and the community at large. Our goal for treatment services is to help our consumers achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life. Our prevention services strive to educate the community on issues related to alcohol and other drugs, especially focused on the reduction of abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

No one is refused services due to inability to pay.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. is certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services as a provider of alcohol and drug treatment, prevention services and driver intervention program services, licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health to provide individual and group counseling, and 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.

New at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

Women to Benefit

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. is offering a new program at Oak House, its residential substance-abuse treatment center for women. The program accomodates pregnant women and allows children, 3 and under, to accompany their mothers in treatment. Women can be reluctant to enter substance-abuse treatment because they have no child-care options, or they may be concerned about losing custody of their children. The program removes such barriers and is consistent with Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers' commitment to provide suitable levels of care to individuals in the best settings. Research shows that 70 percent of women entering treatment have minor children and that family and children play in important role in women's substance use, treatment and recovery. By helping the mothers, the entire family is supported and outcomes for everyone are improved.


Services are designed to meet client needs, whether that is to learn the extent of a drinking or drug problem; to become aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease of alcoholism and addiction; to obtain help in getting or staying sober; to resolve related family problems; or to continue the recovery process and explore other areas of sober living. Outpatient services include:

• Assessments
• Crisis Intervention
• Individual & Group Counseling
• Family Awareness Group
• Drug and Alcohol Screens

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT... for those who cannot afford the time or expense of hospital-based treatment programs but need to work aggressively toward their own recovery. Both day and evening groups meet three days a week, three hours per day.


Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ Residential Treatment provides specialized help to women and men in Lake and Geauga counties with alcohol and other drug problems.

Lake House for Men and Oak House for Women begin with a sober, safe and structured environment in which residents can develop the skills, insight, and support necessary to achieve long-term sobriety.

The atmosphere at the Residential Treatment facilities is that of recovering people working together toward a sober lifestyle. Upon completion of the program, residents will have begun the progress toward the development of emotionally stable, productive lives.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers will not refuse treatment to anyone because of the inability to pay and services are provided on a sliding fee scale.

Lake House
42 E. Jackson Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Oak House
796 Oak Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077

David Hanlon,
Residential Treatment Manager
(440)354-2848, Ext. 12


Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is committed to treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependencies as illnesses which affect all family members. Our counselors specialize in family issues such as: adult children of alcoholics, codependent recovery, and family recovery. We can work with families to organize INTERVENTIONS: a method which has been successfully used to motivate chemically dependent people to seek help.



For the community, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers provides the same message of hope and recovery. We work with social, civic and business, 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:

• Community Coalitions -Sponsors Drug and Alcohol Free alternative activities

  • Provides funding to groups promoting drug and alcohol abuse awareness
  • Stays current on drug and alcohol information
  • Knows what resources are available

• Clerk/Server Training

  • Partnered with area law-enforcement
  • Live and recorded trainings educating alcohol sales and service workers about responsible beverage service
  • Facilitate compliance checks, Cops in Shops, and Parents Who Host Lose the Most efforts

• Teen Institute

  • High school/middle school youth led peer prevention groups promoting drug/alcohol free activities
  • Holds events, organizes fundraisers, does community service
  • Plans, advertises and participates in Red Ribbon Week events

Drug Free Safety Program

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services as a technical assistance provider for all aspects of the Drug Free Safety Program. Services include:

1. Policy Development or Review of Your Current Policy
2. Employee Education
3. Supervisor Training
4. Drug Testing
5. Employee Assistance


Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers can help companies design a program that meets their needs and protects their most valuable asset...their employees. Establishing a Drug Free Workplace program promotes a safe and healthy work environment which in turn reduces absenteeism and accidents and increases productivity profits, and employee morale. For more information on our Drug Free Safety Program contact the Prevention Supervisor at (440)285-9119.

Mike Link Driver Intervention Program

A state certified driver intervention program conducted by professionals as part of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. The seventy-two hour program provides clients with an alternative to jail as stipulated in the impaired motorist sections of the Ohio Revised Code. Individual and group counseling help the client to deal with both the conviction and the problems that caused it.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc.
209 Center Street, Unit E, Chardon, OH 44024
Phone 440-285-9119 or 440-942-6722
Fax 440-942-0639

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