Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

CARF International announced that Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) programs including:  Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, Residential Treatment, Diversion and Prevention.  Also accredited are Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults) and Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents).

The current accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. Melanie Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., said, “Our commitment has always been to provide the very highest standard of care. This accreditation by an independent organization affirms and verifies that we fulfill our duty and obligation to all who seek help.”

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with outpatient offices at:  9083 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060; 209 Center Street, Unit E, Chardon, OH 44024; and two residential facilities located in Painesville, OH .  It has been providing outpatient and intensive outpatient services, residential services and diversion and prevention services in Lake and Geauga Counties since 1971.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

For additional information about Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc., contact President & CEO, Melanie Blasko, LPC-S, LICDC at 440.255.0678 and at