Melanie J. Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. is pleased to announce that it now offers one-on-one tobacco cessation counseling services with independently licensed therapists. Smokers can and do quit smoking. In fact, today there are more former smokers than current smokers. Quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing smoking-related diseases and, for those who struggle with the use of other drugs, quitting tobacco products is found to decrease the risk of relapse. Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers offers assistance to help those who want to quit their use of tobacco products.
“We are very pleased to offer these services to Lake and Geauga County residents. We have some of the best licensed therapists in the area and expanding our services to tobacco cessation counseling will improve the health and recovery for many people in our community,” said Blasko.
Interested individuals may visit any Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers’ Outpatient office in order to complete an intake and begin the process. Licensed therapists will meet with the individual, complete the regular intake procedure including assessment of individual needs and readiness to engage in treatment services. Individuals will then work with their therapist to develop a personalized plan, link with appropriate resources and supports, and coordinate Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) with the individual’s insurance company (as needed).
For information about the tobacco cessation services, or to schedule an appointment with Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, call 440.255.0678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and Geauga Counties.