About Our Worcester Drug Treatment Facility

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 co-occurring mental health conditions, 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 Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment and an Outpatient Program.

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.

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.

Our Beginnings

Few truly understand the challenges of addiction like those who have struggled with it themselves. Lake Ave Recovery’s Worcester facility 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. 


Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

We are proud to say that our Worcester facility is accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). This accreditation is a direct reflection of our commitment to evidence-based medicine and care. To receive this JCAHO accreditation, Lake Ave Recovery underwent a rigorous review process. Choosing the right treatment program is more important than ever. Selecting a Joint Commission accredited recovery center ensures that you will receive the comprehensive care that you deserve.


Lake Ave Recovery has also been reviewed and certified by LegitScript, a certification ensuring standards for legality, safety and transparency and compliance with current laws and regulations. LegitScript worked with the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), which provides support and training to ensure the highest quality addiction treatments.

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)

BSAS oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals, families, and communities affected by gambling and substance addiction. Lake Ave Recovery is proud to have received its BSAS accreditation, serving as yet another standard that we strive to meet.