The Lake Shore RetreatAbout US
The Lake Shore Retreat is the entry point into a 3-phase, 12-step Immersion-based, long-term care continuum. We are a non-clinical, non-medical private entity. Our services are provided to both men & women.
01. recovery staff on-site 24 hours
To provide support and safety to our guests.
02. safe drug and alcohol-free environment
To help you concentrate on your addiction recovery
03. we dedicate our lives to addiction recovery
All of our staff is in recovery from addiction and are here to help.
Overdoses in the united states
The Numbers Don’t Lie
More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War — the result of the US’s opioid epidemic.
It calculated that 59,000 to 65,000 people died of overdoses last year, with a harder, but likely imprecise, number of 62,497
- 41 percent of all substance abuse treatment admissions were for alcohol. 41%
About 10 percent of Americans (adults who were at least 18 years old) claim to be in recovery from an alcohol or drug abuse issue, the New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) publishes.
meet our staff
A Team Of Recovery Professionals
DirectorAfter struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol her entire life, Beth has found a solution to her drug addiction and alcholism and a new way of life. Beth dedicates her life to helping drug addicts and alcoholics.
After struggling with substance abuse for over ten years Nick was introduced to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and seeing it as an approach far different than anything he has tried before. Nick dedicates his life to bringing others through the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to help them recover from the hopeless state of mind, body, and spirit.
Why We Are Here
The Lake Shore Retreat is a Twelve Step Program which thoroughly breaks down the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. In order to recover from the disease of addiction and alcoholism, our guests must first understand the entirety of the actual problem. We believe that addicts and alcoholics suffer from a three-fold disease which centers in the mind, body, and spirit. We thoroughly break down the disease model which thoroughly explains the problem. Without understanding the actual problem there is little hope to recover from this disease.
Beth and all of the staff at the Lake Shore Retreat are in recovery themselves. They consistently practice the same principles in their lives every day, which will be taught to the guests of Lake Shore Retreat. We work a three phase system which differentiates us from most recovery homes in Massachusetts. Lake Shore Retreat is the first phase of our addiction recovery system and is needed to help the alcoholic or addict begin their spiritual journey in addiction recovery. Every day we begin with a meditation and at the end of the day, we retire at night with a meditation. In between, there is instruction in the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the disease model of addiction, and much more that will help the struggling addict or alcoholic learn and grow in their path to addiction recovery.
We understand the disease of addiction and alcholism
we dedicate our lives to helping addicts and alcholics
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs
Our aftercare team sets you up with the best possible care after your stay at The Lake Shore Retreat.
three phase system
The Lake Shore Retreat is the entry point into our three-phase, 12-step immersion based care continuum.
Our guests have the option to attend yoga, meditation and Church.
We provide our services to both male & female
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15 LAKE SHORE DR, WAKEFIELD, MA 01880