Monica Talley began her career with Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers in 1986 as an administrative assistant. She started at the main facility that was then located in Juanita at the St. Thomas Center. Monica is currently the Human Resources Director.
Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is not Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers works with people suffering from crippling addictions to drugs and alcohol. Lakeside’s comprehensive program includes not only physical and mental treatment modalities, but also extensive education programs that foster awareness and self-reliance. The staff at Lakeside develops personalized treatment plans that move clients perpetually forward in the journey towards sobriety. Lakeside does not believe in “quick fix” programs and encourages its clients to take recovery seriously and slowly. Lakeside offers inpatient, outpatient, residential and long-term treatment options to ensure that no clients “fall through the cracks” and relapse into addiction.
Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
I don't know how I feel about these places in general, personally for my sister no treatment facilities have been able to help her because she was not ready to make that step. Hopefully with her time ...
My husband\'s drinking was destroying him, our marriage, and family. We live in Florida, but his parents lived in Washington. We planned an intervention and he was admitted to Milam Recovery in Kirkla...
This place is a joke. The staff had no communication. The staff was rude. The billing department told me a price up front for the full stay that had to be paid in full upfront. After mty child was the...
My counselor read me like a book. I would say, the counselors are the strength. I really can't think of any weakness, it worked for me!! I was a patient back in 2004. I put myself into Lakeside. I ha...
if I had known what I know now I would of gone some where else. They were not up front about how they were going to systematically gear you towards there out patient program once you were through the ...
Lakeside Milam is a joke! straight up the worst treatment center I could have ever imagined.Before going, I specifically askede if it was a medical detox and was told it was... I was so sick the entir...
spacious, staff is helpful if there isn't a dual diagnosis doesn't help for dual diagnosis
Not many options, its 12 step based facility As with any treatment facility, keep an open mind
great staff and local in washington, poor food .
Attentiveness of staff was nice. Time spent with individual seemed short. Be careful about costs
Overall facility is nice Counseling wasn't great. The counselor I was assigned had emotional problems and was mean
good counselors and proven treatment plan. excellent counselors who walk you through your dependency
Nice facility. House physician takes you off your depression medications for the duration of the program! It was a good program, however my counselor was a little mean.
They were effectivene and their policies were good. Limited exercise options I had two family members go through Lakeside and neither have relapsed
The detox program The overemphasis of AA It was an ok facility, just kind of judge mental.
What a disaster. I checked in for the 28 day in Kirkland and realized what a mistake I had made right away. They took my prescription drugs and all electronics and shoved me in a room of three. No pri...
Food was pretty good. The grounds were beautiful. The guest speakers and movies were very good. My assigned counselor was a bit abrasive and hostile. I would not recommend this facility and their p...
Outside AA meetings Safe medical detox Good aftercare. Only 12-step offered. Large patient to counselor ratio. Meals are heavy on processed foods, no life style or religious options. Good place i...
It is helpful, there were very little downfalls. very good.
Consistent schedule and friendly staff. Old buildings, old beds, lighting, flooring. Feels like a run down retirement home. No menu options for patients on alternative diets. No care offered for a sim...
Great staff. Needed better vending machine sodas and longer visiting hours.
Kept me in track, medical detox was effective and well monitored. Would like to have had a holistic approach. The people were nice.
My new husband had a 30 yr drug habit. He has been sober 7 years. A few relapses early on but he followed the program and sees a drug counselor. Treatment works if followed. However, there were no ho...
An overall great facility with a great 12 step program.
Do some research. You get what you pay for. Over crowded and not enough personal attention for each client.
A close friend attended a 28 day inpatient treatment for alcoholism. They were very accommodating with visitations for his wife to spend time with him through this difficult period. It was in a good ...
Good inpatient and outpatient counselors. However, it was hard to get appointments.They need more counselors.
This was my daughters second in-patient stay for drug addiction. Despite convincing words upon admission, it failed just like the first attempt. Insurance covered the cost bother times of over $11,000...
Very nice facility. Our family member has been well taken care of
Offer family events.
2 months later for 3 months relapsed , now clean.
This is an intensive inpatient 28 day program. You are on a schedule from 7am to 9 pm starting with breakfast. My brain was so full of information that like a sponge in water, it could absorb only s...
Good place to get help.
- Residential Inpatient Programs
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.
- Marijuana/Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana is the name for the drug harvested from the leaves, flowers and stems of the hemp plant. When smoked the drug produces a mild euphoria, a distortion of time and the sharpening of some senses. While there are over 400 chemicals in marijuana with little known of their combined effects on the body, it is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that produces the sought after high. Marijuana grown and sold today is much more potent than that produced in the 1960’s.
Monica Talley - Human Resources Director
Quincy Jefferson - Training Director
Quincy Jefferson began his career with Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers in 1997 as an Associate Counselor in the Adolescent Inpatient Center in Burien. Quincy is now the Training Director.
This Center is Known For...
- Addiction Treatment Recovery
- Education Program
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Yes Detox Services
- Yes Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- Yes Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- No Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
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