I Need Help: Where Do I Begin?

Addiction is a complex disease that millions of Americans struggle with each day. The process of getting help for your substance use disorder can be intimidating, and many wonder when is the right time to get help. At Lake Ave Recovery, the success of our treatment programs come from the first-hand experience many of our staff and founders have with addiction and long-term recovery. Many of us are a living testament to the phrase; WE DO RECOVER. We understand what you need to get started and when is the best time to take the initial steps toward recovery.

When is the Right Time to get Help?

The expert master's and doctorate level staff at Lake Ave recovery work with clients with varying degrees of addiction that require different levels of care and support. Our treatment programs are designed to be individualized to each person, given their specific needs, strengths, and weaknesses. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO GET HELP. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more negative consequences of addiction will continue to affect your life, relationships, and future. The continued use of drugs and alcohol can also significantly negatively impact your health, leading to heart and lung disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.

What Type of Treatment Program is Best for Me?

At Lake Ave Recovery, we believe that the best treatment comes from matching an individual’s needs with the appropriate level of care and that it is essential for a person to receive care that meets their specific needs and goals in order to achieve successful long-term recovery. Our experienced medical and clinical staff use a comprehensive assessment to determine which level of treatment would be most suitable based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s placement criteria.


Our medical and clinical staff begin with psychological and cognitive evaluations, so we can better understand your history with addiction, identify any co-occurring disorders that may affect your treatment, and place you in the appropriate care. Our addiction advisors also consider a client’s daily schedule and responsibilities when deciding the best level of care for them.
The assessment will ultimately help determine our recommendation for the Day Treatment Program, often called Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Evening Treatment Program, or Outpatient Program.

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program is most suitable for individuals who benefit from a structured and routine treatment schedule. This level of care involves our most comprehensive and intensive therapeutic services, with the flexibility of maintaining and strengthening social and family commitments. Individuals who come from an inpatient setting often transition very well into PHP. It provides them with independence and a strong sense of community and support.
PHP is our most comprehensive level of care, meeting Monday-Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM. This day treatment program offers trauma-informed holistic care that includes an individualized treatment plan that focuses on a person’s strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. While in PHP, several mindfulness and experiential activities are worked into your day at Lake Ave Recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program

IOP services are designed to provide flexible treatment that promotes stabilization and routine to individuals in recovery. IOP facilitates a rapid and stable reintegration into the community as a step down from an inpatient program.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is often the treatment of choice for most substance use disorders, including opioid dependence. IOP is offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or evenings Monday-Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This half-day program includes a psycho-educational group and individual therapy, along with complementary holistic and experiential activities.
The Evening IOP Treatment Program is tailored for individuals with work, education, or family responsibilities. We provide short-term evening programming that consists of intensive treatment within a stable therapeutic setting.

Outpatient Program

Our Outpatient Program is our least intensive level of care designed for people who want additional support in making healthy lifestyle choices and those with other life obligations who cannot commit to a more intensive level of care.Outpatient treatment options are suitable for those concerned with life, career, or childcare obligations. People in outpatient treatment attend group and individual counseling sessions and work with therapists to develop sober living skills. With outpatient treatment, you can find help for your substance use disorder without having to uproot your entire life.

Why Choose Lake Ave Recovery for your Treatment Needs

Choosing treatment is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Finding the right program and center is the first step towards getting well and living a fulfilling, sober life. At Lake Avenue Recovery, we offer day and night outpatient programs, as well as an intensive outpatient program for those who need a little extra help. Our clinical team will focus on your strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences, resulting in a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. Your treatment program will be tailored to your individual needs, and our clinical team will help you determine the best treatment course.

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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.

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