About Our Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Our Philosophy

Few truly understand the challenges of addiction like those who have struggled with it themselves. Lake Ave Recovery’s Worcester facility and addiction treatment in Massachusetts was established from the combined experience and insight of our founders, Jack Maroney, Dr. James DiReda, Michael Hurley and Shaun Wallace. Worcester natives themselves, they witnessed firsthand the devastating toll substance use had taken on not only their lives, but on the lives on their loved ones. Now, in long-term recovery, they set out to address the needs of their community. A community in need of healing.

Embracing their own individual recovery journeys, Lake Ave Recovery was founded with the goal of providing personalized and compassionate evidence-based care to each person who walks through our doors. Rejecting the idea of “one-size-fits-all”, we understand that addiction looks different in each person and have, therefore, developed a well-rounded individualized program, combining traditional treatment methods with exceptional holistic healing amenities and experiential services. Our founders are deeply immersed in the recovery community, having worked with a number of drug treatment centers in MA, learning and growing along the way.

Publications / News

Labeled a must-read by both critics and people in recovery, The East Side of Addiction is a bibliographic tale that takes you through the drug addiction that swept through our beloved hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts. Lake Ave Recovery’s Dr. James DiReda and Jack Maroney, along with close friend Henry Grosse, paint a gritty and real picture of what…

Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Lake Ave Recovery’s Worcester waterfront location is easily accessible from any point in Central Massachusetts. We are committed to helping people overcome addiction and dual diagnosis disorders, as one of the best outpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers in Massachusetts. We offer a discrete and one-of-a-kind treatment experience. Our facility offers varying comprehensive levels of care, including Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment and an Outpatient Rehab.



State of the Art Facilities

Our state-of-the-art, calming environment boasts luxurious fireplaces, a café overflowing with complimentary snacks and beverages. Our thoughtfully appointed meeting rooms offer a safe and spacious place to share with a group or meet with a one of our many masters and doctorate level counselors. Our facility also includes a large studio as well as wellness room, where mindfulness services such as yoga, reiki, Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, meditation, massage and acupuncture are provided.

Evidence-Based Services

While we take an immense amount of pride in our advanced facility, the thrill truly begins when you step outside of it. Our location along the beautiful Lake Quinsigamond allows us to incorporate a plethora of water activities into our treatment programs, ranging from sailing and kayaking to taking a relaxing ride on our very own pontoon boat. We also utilize the scenic hiking paths that enclose the area as well as the private parks for outdoor strength training.


Begin Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts Today!

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction? It’s time to reclaim your life. In Massachusetts, a path to recovery and hope is closer than you think. Our compassionate team of professionals is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the recovery process and our comprehensive addiction treatment centers offer a supportive, caring environment where healing begins. Call us now at 508-504-9137 to learn more.

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We have a longstanding foundation in the treatment and recovery community

Lake Avenue Recovery is a state licensed and Joint Commission accredited organization committed to promoting, maintaining, and restoring the dignity, well-being and mental health for those with substance use disorders and their families serving greater Worcester county and beyond.


  • 132 Years Clinical Excellence
  • 105 Years Recovery Experience
  • 8:1 Ratio Client to Staff
  • 12 Publications on Alcohol and Drug Use

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