Lake Area Recovery Center in Ashtabula, OH

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2801 C Court
Ashtabula OH 44004

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Lake Area Recovery Center, located in Ashtabula, Ohio, offers outpatient substance abuse treatment to adolescents and both outpatient and residential treatment to adults. Lake Area Recovery Center also has a program for perpetrators of domestic violence. The facility was founded in 1967 and is a private, non-profit organization.


To be admitted, clients begin by calling Lake Area Recovery Center. The facility offers intake hours at scheduled times on Mondays and Wednesdays. To be eligible for admission, clients must be “physically self-sufficient and able to be involved in a confrontive group process.”

Most adult clients remain in the residential treatment program, called Turning Point, for between 60 and 120 days. The adult intensive outpatient program, called Stepstones, meets for 23 weeks and offers both morning and evening sessions. Lake Area Recovery Center’s adolescent program is called Trails, and lasts for four weeks.

The facility’s treatment program follows the 12-Step method of recovery. Throughout treatment, clients receive group therapy, assessments, crisis management, emergency services, codependency assessments and treatment, and inmate services.

Families are included in the adolescent treatment program through weekly family sessions, and Lake Area Recovery Center also offers intervention training for concerned loved ones. Lake Area Recovery Center provides unique consideration to pregnant women who would like residential care, and allows newborns to stay in residence at Turning Point with their mothers until they have successfully completed treatment.

The CHOICES program for perpetrators of domestic violence usually involves six to twelve adults who have been referred by the court system, and meets weekly for 12 weeks. Choices provides participants with education and information to help them cope with problems that lead to violence.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, one loved one of a client polled by said she agreed that Lake Area Recovery Center staff are experienced and well-trained.


The Lake Area Recovery Center facility has 28 beds total, 14 for men and 14 for women. Male and female residents live in gender-separate wings of the building. Although the facility has not provided further information regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, one friend or family member of a client polled by gave the facility five out of five stars for both accommodations and amenities and meals and nutrition.


At the time of this writing, there has been one friend or family member of a client polled by The reviewer gave Lake Area Recovery Center good ratings and said she would recommend the facility to a friend or family member seeking treatment.

The anonymous loved one gave the facility four out of five stars for affordability, four stars for cleanliness, and four stars for exercise options. She said she was not sure whether or not there are many counseling options to choose from or whether the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems. She agreed that facility staff are experienced and well-trained. She added additional commentary to her review, saying, “It has been a while since dealing with the facility but I think they worked well with their clients and family members.”

At the time of this writing, there are no additional third party reviews available.


There is no limited information provided by Lake Area Recovery Center regarding its costs. However, the facility website states that they provide treatment to everyone in need regardless of ability to pay.

Published on January 2018

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works well with clients. It has been a while since dealing with the facility but I think they worked well with their clients and family members

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