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Our History

The Lake Area Recovery Center (LARC) has been serving the Ashtabula County community since 1967. Originally named the Ashtabula Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CADA), LARC has grown to become a leading provider of various addiction recovery services. These include intensive outpatient programs, drug court programs, residential treatment centers for men and women, and drug and alcohol screening.

Our Mission & Values

We believe that anyone can have a productive, healthy life after developing a substance use disorder. Abstinence is the goal of substance use disorder treatment. We understand that addiction recovery is a process and work with each client to provide individualized treatment goals and outcomes. Lake Area Recovery Center focuses on providing appropriate, evidence-based therapies to the people we serve.

We believe that we have a unique opportunity to positively influence treatment outcomes of individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Through our specialty drug court programs, we help improve their lives as well as the health and well-being of our entire community.

We believe that financial hardship should not be a barrier to someone seeking help in overcoming a substance use disorder. We are committed to offering successful, affordable, and accessible addiction recovery programs to our clients, regardless of their ability to pay for treatment. Since the majority of our clients are unemployed, under-employed and uninsured, and/or medically needy, we receive funding assistance provided directly or indirectly by the following sources:

Our Certifications

CARF® Certified

Logo for the International Commission of Rehabilitation Facilities 

The International Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF® International) is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in areas such as treatment for addiction and substance use disorders. Lake Area Recovery Center maintains a CARF® certification, which speaks to our commitment to providing quality, individualized care for our clients and our determination to constantly improve our services.

OhioMHAS Certified

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Lake Area Recovery Center is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) as a provider of high-quality acute hospital (inpatient) services.

Contact us to learn more about Lake Area Recovery Center.