Alcohol Awareness Month

Melanie Blasko, President & CEO
Phone: 440.205.2674
Fax:  440.255.6348
Alternate:  Lillian Kingston Development Officer
Phone: 440.205.2671


 Alcohol Awareness Month


Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is proud to join the nationwide observance of Alcohol Awareness Month this April. As an organization dedicated to promoting lifelong recovery from addiction though, education, prevention and treatment, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers aims to raise awareness and understating of alcohol abuse within our communities.

Excessive alcohol consumption over time can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious issues that affect your quality of life, physical and mental health. Shockingly, more than 140,000 deaths occur every year in the United States due to excessive alcohol use. “Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is committed to empowering individuals to overcome addiction and begin afresh” said Melanie J. Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers. “By Providing evidence based treatment throughout our full continuum of care, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by addiction, ensuring that everyone has access to the support and resources they need to achieve lifelong recovery.”

As part of its efforts, of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers encourages community members to get involved in the conversations. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol misuse or abuse, there are ways to help. A few steps you can take to ensure that alcohol doesn’t become a problem for you or your loved ones:

  • Show compassion: Share your concerns and support with loved ones. Have an honest, clear, and direct conversation about their habits and drinking patterns.
  • Education: Learn about the impact of alcohol consumption and discuss with friends and family. Parents, talk to your children about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.
  • Limit alcohol consumption or try sobriety all together. If you’re considering changing your drinking habits, you’ll need to decide whether to cut down or quit. It’s a good idea to discuss different options with a healthcare professional, a friend, or someone else you trust.
  • Get active: by exercising or find enjoyment by learning a new skill or hobby that doesn’t involve alcohol.
  • Minimize temptation: Limit time spent at bars or other venues that serve alcohol. Engage in social outings and events that do not encourage or center around alcohol.
  • Seek additional support: Connect with licensed trained medical professionals for additional help, by calling Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers at 440.255.0678

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers 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. At every level from prevention to residential recovery services, we offer a message of hope to individuals, families, and the entire community.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s Rethinking Drinking page has interactive resources to help you examine your drinking patterns. For additional resources and information about alcohol use and your health, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.