New Program Helps Women with Young Children

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. is pleased to announce a new program at Oak House, our residential substance abuse treatment center for women. This unique program accommodates pregnant women and allows children, ages 3 and under, to accompany their mothers in treatment.

Women may 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. This 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 an important role in women’s substance use, treatment, and recovery. Genetic background and family issues also place the children of parents with substance abuse problems at high risk for abuse, neglect, and substance abuse themselves. By helping the mothers, the entire family is supported, and outcomes for everyone are improved.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. is supported, in part, by the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, and United Way of Lake and Geauga Counties. Other services provided by Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. include assessment, family counseling, out-patient treatment, driver intervention programs, Drug Free Safety Programs and many kinds of community education.

For more information, please contact Dave Hanlon, Oak House Residential Treatment Manager, at (440) 354-2848 ext. 12.