Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Providing effective, affordable alcohol and drug treatment
in the Pacific Northwest since 1983.
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Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Effective, Affordable, Convenient, Discreet
At the Lakeside-Milam outpatient rehab center, our goal is to match the needs of the person with the level of care that will help them get their lives back on track, with the least disruption to their life as possible.
While over 80% of Lakeside-Milam clients are helped through our outpatient rehab programs, detox and residential rehab services are also available through the clinic. We have thousands of recovering alumni in the area. They, and their family members, are our number one referral source, with hospitals and doctors coming in a close second.
The main goal of our outpatient rehab services is to help patients recognize that alcoholism and addiction is a primary, progressive disease, rather than any manifestation of a moral consequence, character weakness, or psychological dysfunction. We view the alcoholic/addict a good person who needs help getting well, not a bad person who needs to get good.
Our rehab clinic also conducts educational programs for families of alcoholics and addicts. The main goal of the Family Education Program is to furnish family members with education about the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions and provide a variety healthy communication skills and behaviors.
Why Our Outpatient Programs Are So Effective
Very often, we find that alcoholics and addicts whose disease is in early to mid-stages can be treated through outpatient rehab near their home. Our goal is to find the least restrictive treatment regimen possible for all patients.
Over 80% of Lakeside-Milam clients get help through our outpatient programs. These programs help addicted clients who do not require inpatient detoxification or residential hospitalization. In addition, residential patients use outpatient programs to transition from inpatient care to continuing care.
Following are brief descriptions of our outpatient services and programs:
- Alcohol/Drug Information School – Eight hours of education which addresses how alcohol and drug addiction affect the body.
- Adolescent Outpatient Rehab – Counseling and education for parents and adolescents (age 13+). Determines if a client requires more in-depth help.
- Intensive Outpatient Rehab – Counseling and education for adults and adolescents, followed by continuing care.
- Deferred Prosecution Program – Two years of treatment that meets all state guidelines for those under deferred prosecution in Washington State.
Intensive Inpatient/Residential Rehab
Our rehab clinic has served as the gateway to residential care for thousands of Snohomish County Residents, over the years. If your drinking/drug use has progressed to the point that despite your best efforts, you cannot stop and bad things keep happening as a result of your addiction, you will be referred to our intensive inpatient program. For most patients, the recommendation brings a sense of relief, for they know that they are losing the battle with their addiction.
The time at inpatient is a respite from the stress, frustration and guilt that are by-products of the untreated disease. For those who enter, it is a time of renewed hope and clarity of mind. It is a time of positive change and a new way of living.
As you are nearing the end of your inpatient program, you and your counselor will meet to plot out your early recovery needs. You will return to your life armed with all the necessary tools and a careful plan of recovery activities to sustain your sobriety, as well as the support of the team at the outpatient rehab clinic closest to your home.
Family Education Programs
Designed to assist those who live with alcoholics and addicts. LMRC conducts an educational program for families of alcoholics and addicts. Family members learn about addiction dynamics, primary social stressors, and maladaptive reactions. This program is held weekly in each of our outpatient centers and is open to the public.
Group discussions allow family members to ventilate long-suppressed emotions and to share those feelings with other families. Skilled facilitators use a variety of techniques to teach families healthy communication patterns and behaviors. These newly acquired skills nurture a sense of competence in family members who may have lost all hope for change.
Outpatient Rehab Treatment Features
- Initial Evaluation – LMRC staff members evaluate a client’s involvement with alcohol and/or drugs and then recommend a treatment plan.
- Individual Counseling – Staff members use one-to-one counseling sessions to explore a course of treatment and chart a client’s recovery.
- Intensive Outpatient Program – Clients who can maintain abstinence without residential treatment receive a concentrated, focused program of group therapy, individual therapy, and evaluation.
- Early Recovery Services – An individualized continuing care plan will follow the Intensive Outpatient Program
Outpatient Rehab Follow-up
Patients leave residential treatment fortified with an action recovery plan—a blueprint for successful living. The continuing care outpatient program helps patients return to their community and face up to the same problems that were there before treatment. Continuing care plans are monitored by counseling staff at any of our LMRCoutpatient centers or agencies in patient’s home community.
During continuing care, most patients become active in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Alateen. Within these groups, patients establish new friendships and practice living one day at a time.