Lakeside Milam Recovery Center – Burien Inpatient

Lakeside Milam Recovery Center – Burien Inpatient

ABOUT LAKESIDE MILAM – BURIEN

The Lakeside Milam Recovery Center in Burien, Wash., offers residential treatment for adolescents struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. With the goal of reuniting families, the program treats addiction as a chronic physiological and progressive illness and emphasizes that clients who follow the Lakeside treatment plan will begin to heal. This program is a part of the Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers network, which operates a variety of treatment centers throughout Washington State and Alaska.

Detox services are provided at the network’s Kirkland facility, just over 30 minutes away.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

For Lakeside Milam’s adolescent clients, treatment is designed to maximize peer support and influence and begins with interactions with other adolescents and young adults who’ve made the choice to change their lives for the better. Each new client is assigned a buddy who is successfully completing treatment.

Services include assessments, individualized treatment plans, counseling, addiction education, nutritional and physical therapy, 12-step group meetings, tutoring, relaxation and stress-management classes, therapeutic recreation, and continuing care. Family members are urged to participate in twice weekly educational sessions as well as in a weekend workshop focused on communication. Upon discharge, clients are encouraged to continue to attend twice weekly 12-step meetings held on-site.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The LMRC staff consists of counselors, associate counselors, doctors, and nurses.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Residents share rooms. The organization publishes little information about amenities on-site, but former clients reviewing for Best-rehabs.com to date gave an average score of 3.5 out of five stars for the quality of the accommodations.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Best-rehabs.com has received evenly mixed reviews of the Lakeside Milam Burien center regarding the effectiveness of treatment, as well as the accommodations and experience with various staff. Some had high praise for the program and its efficacy. For instance, alum M.T. said simply: “Saved my life!” Other respondents, however, claimed that their treatment was “a joke” and too costly for what they received.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Reviews by loved ones for the facility’s Burien residence are also mixed. Most indicated approval when it came to family involvement, but out of four ratings submitted by loved ones to Best-rehabs.com to date, the facility has received an average 3.5 out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. Ratings fell even further for holistic options and connectivity.

Several friends and family members criticized the condition of the facility and claimed that it held too many clients at once. An anonymous loved one listed additional aspects that were not pleasing. “Facility was old and outdated, they mixed adolescents with adults,” they wrote. The same reviewer also listed positives, which included, “Counselors who were experienced, visiting days, education.”

Additional positive feedback came from Linda, who said: “Family program was great! I would highly recommend this program.”

FINANCING

Lakeside Milam accepts self-payment, private insurance, and state insurance (non-Medicaid).

Updated February 2017

Reviews about Lakeside Milam Recovery Center – Burien Inpatient

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  • Facility is dirty and never renovated. This location is all for profit and overall experience was absolutely terrible
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  • Counselors who were experienced, visiting days, education Facility was old and outdated, they mixed adolescents with adults, portions of food were huge I think they could use a remodel. The facility is old and doesn't have enough room to hold patients. The counselors were great, but the facility was old.
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  • Love the lectures, they are great at sharing their experiences and knowledge in a way that the kids can relate to. We are in a state that does not allow lock down facilities for teens or adults. This facility deals with teens and they tell the kids not to let door hit them on the way out. Facility has moved the 19 to 25 year old females from the adult facility to the adolescent facility where these females are allowed to smoke and the others are not, with their smoking area being outside the windows of the kids, triggering those who smoke. Facility is located in a not so nice areaFacility used to do "family week" where the parents could attend and learn more about addiction. They need to change the way they handle kids leaving the facility.
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  • Family program was great! I would highly recommend this program. outpatient Follow up care is just outpatient - putting post-inpatient rehab clients with general outpatient. Need to have a post- inpatient follow up care program.
    I recommend soliciting views of other staff and patients. As a woman, I would want res 12. Have known many successful "graduates". Strengths include: mission to serve, incorporating 12 step program and attendance and use of rational emotive therapy to change negative thinking/acting patterns. poor people skill in management lower staff morale and cause some good people to leave the center. would have liked more flexibility when insurance inadequate.
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  • Administration and staff has developed since I left.
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  • I think the 12 step model is a broken one and does not work for all. Educate yourself about the effectiveness of a 12 step treatment model. This facility relies on that model nearly exclusively. 12 steps DO NOT work for everyone. A more holistic and individual approach (or at least those options) could be more effective.
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  • Very good information to family members about the nature of the condition and the signs to look for.
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  • Staff seemed burnt out. They also depended on the group's energy but most of the people there don't want to be there and will obviously do the minimal amount of work required, leaving a lot of wasted unproductive time. Not worth the cost
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  • AA based treatment
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  • Saved my life!
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  • Effective for relapse, not newcomer.
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  • Went to their youth program. My uncle even went to adult one and has stayed sober for over 15 years. I think their adult program maybe stronger.