Intervention Services

Intervention: We Can Help Confront Addiction

Confront addiction and help an alcoholic friend or family member through Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers drug and alcohol intervention services. Someone you know needs help. His—or her—alcohol abuse and drug using has gotten out of control, and is beginning to affect the rest of his life. He’s missing work, if he can still work at all. His family life is a shambles. He seems to be sick a lot. He just isn’t the person you’ve come to know and love. You’ve probably heard about intervention ads in the paper or on the radio. They all say it’s the best way you can get the help you need. But what is an intervention? How does it work? At Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, we have some answers for you. Our caring, experienced specialists will tell you that an intervention is a way to confront people that are addicted to drugs and alcohol about the disease and get them the help they need and on their way to treatment and rehab. We’ll explain how an intervention can work—for everyone.

What You’ll Learn

At one of our free weekly intervention classes, you’ll learn about the disease of addiction and the signs of dependency. You’ll also learn about the stages of alcoholism including signs and symptoms.  We’ll tell you how to stop feeling like a victim, take the power back, and take some action to help the addict get into recovery. We’ll show you how to set up an intervention and get the person into treatment.

Lakeside Milam Intervention Class



But What If?

You’ve probably thought long and hard about taking the action to get information and help. It’s understandable to be a bit scared—you’ve taken a bold step.

But you may be wondering:

What if he (or she) finds out I’ve come here? Am I not being disloyal?

The answer to that is simple: You’re really being disloyal to him (or her) if you continue to avoid the problem.

What if he (or she) never speaks to me again?

We prepare you for the range of emotions that the addict may display at the intervention. Anger is simply a defense mechanism and a part of denial. If the person is treated successfully, you will be seen as a true friend who spoke the truth when others did not care enough to do so.

What if he doesn’t go for help?

At Lakeside-Milam, we believe an intervention always works, even if the person you’re trying to help still resists. Because you’ve taken the action and you’ve planted the seed in the alcoholic’s mind. He or she may come around later because you’ve communicated a very important message: You know—and now he or she knows that you know. There are no more secrets—and you’ve taken your power back.

Every Week of the Year At Lakeside-Milam, our intervention classes have been offered since 1983. Every week, we offer our free classes to everyone. We do this week in and out, year after year. Find out just how much you have in common with others in your situation and take comfort in knowing you are not alone. Take your power back and let us help you. Call us if you wish or just come to the class.

Intervention Class

Are you concerned about a family member, friend, or employee whose life is being impacted by alcohol/drug use? Is your life being affected by someone’s chemical use? How do you stop them from drinking alcohol? Do you feel the problem is getting worse? Has everything you have tried failed? Is it possible to detox from alcohol?  What is a medical alcohol detox timeline look like?  This class is designed to provide answers, options, and hope. It will cover everything you need to know about intervention.

  • Why do an Intervention?
  • When is an Intervention appropriate?
  • How is an Intervention accomplished?
  • What if it doesn’t work?
  • What if they get angry?

Don’t wait, it ALWAYS gets worse!



Classes are also held every Tuesday
South End

Renton Outpatient

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers
South Seattle Outpatient
 1000 SW 7th, Suite B Renton, WA 98057
Phone: (206) 248-4358



Classes are held every Wednesday
North End

Kirkland Inpatient

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers 
Kirkland Inpatient (Adult)
10322 NE 132nd St. Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: (425) 823-3116



Classes are held every Thursday
South End

Tacoma Outpatient

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers
Tacoma Outpatient
3315 S. 23rd Street, Ste 102 Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 272-2242

No pre-registration is required.
A community service sponsored by Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers.


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