Our rehab treatment centers in Kirkland, WA assist people who are seeking alcohol treatment and detox, drug treatment, detox and addiction counseling.

  90% of patients would refer Lakeside-Milam to family or a friend
five-star-review  Tens of thousands of clean and sober alumni
five-star-review  Dr. Milam’s best seller, ‘Under the Influence’ has over a million copies sold 


I have first hand knowledge of Lakeside -Milam in Kirkland. I attended all classes and all visits possible at this facility for a family member that we did an intervention on. I drove him there and picked him up when he graduated, I met with the staff that was taking care of him regularly. This place saved my loved ones life.  The counselors and teachers are professionals there, they care deeply about your addicted son/daughter/loved one. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone that chooses to live instead of die from hard drugs. — Lee B.

*This place saved my LIFE….I drank for twenty eight years, in which I thought was acceptable.  Only fo find myself drinking every night to black out, losing my job, my wife of eighteen years, my house and everything I owned.

Two years later I have no desire or thought of ever drinking another drop of alcohol, I have a great job, I have great friends, I’m working out three nights a week, and  doing activities that I thought I never had time for. –Randy H.

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Kirkland Intensive Inpatient Program

Our drug and alcohol treatment center in Kirkland, WA is a leading treatment center for men and women suffering from drug or alcohol dependence. 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.

The First Choice for Effective, Affordable Treatment

Selecting a treatment program is one of the most important decisions you can ever make. Whether you’re worried about yourself, a family member, or a co-worker, you can’t afford to take chances with addiction. Don’t wait and hope it will go away. It won’t. Call the Northwest’s leader in effective, affordable treatment, Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers: (888) 680-5616.

Our nationally recognized inpatient programs tailor treatments around individual needs. Our medically supervised treatment consists of lectures and the development of an individual treatment plan incorporating counseling, nutritional & physical therapy, as well as reading assignments, 12-Step programs, and relaxation & stress-management techniques. Our grounds offer a full range of recreational facilities and patient-shared rooms with tastefully decorated interiors. Recovery unfolds in a setting which is overwhelmingly positive, respectful, and safe.

Experience shows that about 20% of persons suffering from chemical dependency need residential inpatient treatment to get well. The main thrust of our inpatient program is to help patients recognize that alcoholism and addiction is a primary, progressive disease, rather than any manifestation of moral consequence, character weakness, or psychological dysfunction. We teach patients to approach their disease as a treatable condition with a high potential for recovery.

Lakeside-Milam is committed to offering effective and affordable treatment for adults and adolescents. Our free initial assessment lets you know the total treatment costs up-front. Follow-up care is arranged, and our services are covered by most major insurance carriers.

Addiction is the problem. For many, residential treatment is the answer. You can be part of the solution.

Inpatient Program Description

General Program Description

Experience shows that about 20% of persons suffering from chemical dependency need inpatient treatment to get well. They are unable to achieve abstinence unless placed in a sheltered, secure, nurturing treatment setting. Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers provides a comfortable, safe setting in which patients can come to terms with chemical dependency and learn a new way of living.

LMRC provides moderately priced adult residential services. Residential programs at LMRC operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The following program description addresses Assessment, Structure, and Staffing; as well as individualized Treatment Plans, Nutrition, and Lasting Recovery.


LMRC was one of the first treatment facilities in the country to employ diagnostic and assessment criteria published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. New patients receive a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment upon entering the LMRC residential treatment sequence.

This individualized patient assessment records the biological, psychological, and social elements of their addiction, and helps our staff members to create an individualized problem-oriented treatment plan. Customized treatment plans guide patients throughout their intensive inpatient and continuing outpatient care.


The LMRC program is structured to help alcoholics and addicts arrest chronic drinking and drug use and to preserve the dignity of the individual. Patients learn how the chronic and progressive nature of their disease impacts every aspect of their personal lifestyle. Our primary thrust is to help patients recognize that alcoholism is a primary, progressive disease, rather than any manifestation of a moral consequence, character weakness, or psychological dysfunction. We teach alcoholics and addict to approach their disease as a treatable condition with a high potential for lasting recovery. Patients leave inpatient treatment with skills necessary to maintain abstinence and restructure their lives.


Staff members integrate new patients by providing a lot of “TLC” and individual or group contact. Staffers act as patient advocates by maintaining contact with family members, doctors, therapists, and any others whom the patient wishes to involve in his or her recovery.

The LMRC program employs professional counselors, associate counselors, doctors, and nurses to implement an organized and comprehensive treatment experience. Patients seeking treatment may admit themselves or enter through any referral source.

Treatment Plans

Staff members identify patient problems based on the following criteria: an admission history and assessment; a complete social history; and a medical examination. Individualized treatment plans are then written with the input of medical, nursing, and counseling staff. The plan is a blueprint for recovery of patients and families.

Each of these staff disciplines use the same problem-oriented record-keeping system to chart a patient’s progress. All patients are consulted to revise treatment plans as needed. Counselors act as the primary case manager, while various staff members serve as a multi-disciplinary treatment team.


Patients learn that a sound nutritional regimen can significantly decrease cravings. For example, alcoholics and addicts must avoid eating refined carbohydrates, which can mimic the effects of alcohol in the bloodstream.

Once our patients stabilize their sugar metabolism, they can often expect a reduction in cravings, fatigue, depression, mood swings, and nervousness. Our staff members help patients enhance the quality of their sobriety by removing uncomfortable symptoms. In this way, good nutrition becomes an important tool for lasting sobriety.

Lasting Recovery

Our program provides the alcoholic with tools for a lasting recovery; among them are participation in an AA/NA/CA program, recognition of increased self-awareness, and accountability in personal relationships. Lakeside-Milam’s highly structured milieu helps patients to increase self-awareness, accept personal responsibility, and recognize addictive behavior. Patients are encouraged to express emotions, share feelings, and vent anger. We help patients recognize that others feel the same confusion and that all are victims of the same addiction.

Medical Detox: Overseen by Lakeside-Milam’s full-time Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner, and 24-hour nursing staff.

Family Education

Focused lectures and groups designed to teach family members how the disease of addiction has affected them, what they can do to help themselves, and what they can do to support their loved one in recovery.

The recovery program for addiction is a life-long project. In the treatment phase of the LMRC program, the patient learns how to apply the tools as needed to live a comfortable life without the use of alcohol or drugs. In the continuing care program, the patient begins to use these tools in learning to cope with her or her appropriately planned lifestyle successfully.

LMRC provides services to persons and their families without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, or handicap. LMRC provides equivalent, clearly defined sleeping quarters and bathing accommodations for male and female patients, taking into consideration the unique needs of each gender.

Talking about addiction is first step to recovery.
Talking about addiction starts to strip it of its powers.

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