ABOUT LAKESIDE-MILAM RECOVERY CENTERS IN KIRKLAND WA
Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers (LMRC) operates 10 locations throughout Washington. The Kirkland facility is located about 17 miles south of Seattle and offers inpatient for adults and outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begins with a free assessment where clients will be informed about the cost of their recommended program. Individualized treatment plans are created for each client. Plans are based on the 12-Steps and incorporate counseling, nutritional and physical therapy, assignments, and techniques for stress management.
Evening and daytime outpatient programming is offered. Hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 9 p/m.involves Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-anon, and Alateen meetings. LMRC also offers an alcohol and drug information school and a Deferred Prosecution Program that meets state guidelines.
Families are invited to participate in educational programs and group meetings focused on addiction and communication skills.
LMRC employs professional doctors and counselors. The 20 individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at this time of writing gave an average rating of 3.8 out of five for staff level and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
LMRC’s website indicates that clients share rooms and have access to recreational facilities. Reviews from loved ones and clients polled by Best-rehabs.com indicate that they found the accommodations clean.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com are split. Half of the 20 alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com responded with positive feedback, while others were negative or moderate. Nine alumni rated LMRC an average 1.9 out of five stars for holistic treatment offerings, while ten rated it 2.1 stars for counseling options, and 3.9 for family participation.
Reactions to counselors vary, with some alumni speaking highly of them while others wrote negative reviews. “My counselor read me like a book. I would say, the counselors are the strength,” L.R.C. wrote in their positive review. An anonymous reviewer added: “Attentiveness of staff was nice.Time spent with individual seemed short.” Conversely, one anonymous alum added, “The counselor I was assigned had emotional problems and was mean.”
Others cited complaints with the comfort of the facility, visitor policy, and disliked LMRC requiring clients to stop taking prescribed medication during treatment. “Its a $ factory. They didn’t know or care who was in detox and who was in treatment. The staff is uninformed and unfriendly,” J.A. wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Reviews from loved ones were more positive than those submitted by alumni. Ten loved ones responding to a poll from Best-rehabs.com rated LMRC an average 3.2 out of five stars for its counseling options, 4.1 stars for its family program, and 2.7 stars for its holistic offerings.
Loved ones praised the facility’s compassionate staff and ease of access. One anonymous friend of a client wrote that while the facility was expensive, “They were very accommodating with visitations for his wife to spend time with him through this difficult period. “
However, a few remarked on its high expense and lack of variety in treatment options. Holly, whose husband attended the facility, wrote: “Treatment works if followed. However, there were no holistic applications.” Another loved one complained about a “large patient to counselor ratio.”
LMRC’s website indicated that most major insurance carriers are accepted. Public and scholarship funds are available. The 20 loved ones and clients responding to a Best-rehabs.com poll gave an average 3.4 out of five stars.