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Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers

10322 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland, Washington, 98034
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.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Programs
  • Outpatient Programs
  • Co-Occurring Disorders


  • Young Adult Treatment

    The disease of addiction presents in young adults no differently than it does for any other victim. It follows the same progression and demonstrates the same symptoms as it does in a middle-aged male or female. There is a difference, however, in how it affects key parts of the brain and how quickly the disease can progress.
  • Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Addiction to both licit and illicit opiates has increased dramatically. Young adults (18-25 years old) have been the largest segment of the population to fall victim to opiate addiction. While prescription drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone may still be the drug of choice for many, the increasing cost of these drugs on the street has compelled many young addicts to turn to heroin, a cheaper but more dangerous drug, especially when injected.

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Meet the Staff

  • Monica Talley
    Monica TalleyHuman Resources Director
    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.
  • Quincy Jefferson
    Quincy JeffersonTraining 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.

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Overall Ratings
  • 3.7
    Avg. score from 32 reviews
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  • 3.6
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  • 3.8
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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 in prison she will get clean. I think that classes that are offered could potentially be very beneficial. But as I said before the pt has to be ready to make that jump. not strict enough.
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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 Kirkland. He is 10 years sober this month. First of all this is not a resort or spa. This is a rehab facility people. They are not there to kiss your behind, but to save it. The counselors, are not \"mean\" they are direct and firm. Alcoholics and addicts need structure, discipline, and someone to get real with them. They are not going to baby you. If you are there it\'s because you need to be there. No, the food isn\'t the best, but again your not there for the food. The family group sessions were I felt very helpful. I recommend you take them. No, your not allowed to have electronics, because your there to get well, not update your Twitter, and Facebook account. This is a distraction from your treatment. No, there is no sugar or caffeine. The lack of these help your body detox. Yes, they will search your bags when you go in. Almost half of the people my husband was with tried to smuggle drugs or alcohol in. Imagine that, addicts smuggling contraband in. This is for your own good. Yes, you have to attend AA meetings daily. to reinforce your treatment/counseling. Yes, you are asked to attend after care meetings. Again, these are to help you, when your out on your own. In my opinion most to the negative reviews are people whining because staff are mean, they had to follow the rules, the food was not 5 star quality, their beds were not comfy, People get real. I\'ll admit the place could use an update, it is a little dated and dark, (at least when he was there) however your there for treatment for addiction. My husband has kept in touch with several of the people he was in with most of them are still sober or clean. So I think that is what speaks volumes, in my opinion. From my own personal experience Milam saved his life and that was all I cared about.
    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 there nine days. They asked her if she was ready to go home. I did not get any money back from her only being there 9 days of the 29 day. They billed my insurance the same they billed myself. The staff seemed over worked with not enough help. One staff member contiuned to yell at me one the phone because I asked him a question he did not have the answer to. He could have said Im not sure and transfered me to his boss. I would never recommend this place. If you are from out of state do not go here. I was told it was all female facility but there is a hallway that keeps the men and the women apart.
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    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 had excellent family support, as well as great support from my counselor. I have recommended Lakeside to 2 individuals whom asked me where I did my treatment. I believe, if you are sick and tired of the way your life is, because of the alcohol or drugs that your addicted to, and you've admitted to yourself, that it's time to get help, Lakeside-Milam has the tools to give you. They will work hard to help you to help yourself, to get clean and sober, and they will teach you the tools that you will need to use once you are discharged from their facility. They also have an amazing follow-up program.
      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 28 day program. They used fear tactics and intimidation to try to make you believe you will relapse if you do not do what they are recommending. After I told them I was not interested in following through with the intensive out patient program they started calling my family and employer to let them know I was not going to follow their recommendation. They will not except you telling them no thank you was very annoying in the end. Never was I told that this would be a requirement to keep my job. Recommendation,ya right!!!