Outpatient Programs – Effective, Convenient, Discreet
At Lakeside-Milam, our treatment philosophy is quite simple. Our outpatient programs are effective, convenient and discreet. We build individualized treatment programs to help patients get back on track—with minimal disruption to their busy lives. For many clients, the flexibility of outpatient care allows them to remain within a supportive family environment and to keep working. We offer programs that work. Over 80% of Lakeside-Milam clients get help through our outpatient programs. We have over 10,000 recovering alumni, with thousands of new patient referrals coming from former clients.
Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers offers intensive outpatient programs for adults and adolescents at 9 locations throughout western Washington. Our convenient outpatient programs offer day and night sessions, and are discreetly located in office parks and medical/dental buildings. All outpatient locations feature ample parking and are easily accessible from major highways.
The main thrust of our outpatient program 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 teach alcoholics and addicts to approach their disease as a treatable condition with a high potential for lasting recovery.
Lakeside-Milam also conducts a 5-day intensive educational program for families of alcoholics and addicts. The main goal of the Family Education Week is to furnish family members with skilled facilitators who use a variety of techniques to teach families healthy communication patterns and behaviors.
Very often, we find that alcoholics and addicts whose disease is in early to mid-stages can be treated at an outpatient center 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: Counseling and education for parents and adolescents (age 13+). Determines if a client requires more in-depth help.
Intensive Outpatient Program: 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.
Family Education Week Program: Designed to assist those who live with alcoholics and addicts. LMRC conducts a 5-day intensive educational program for families of alcoholics and addicts. Families undergo a regimen of education, group and individual discussions, nutritional guidance, and support-group fundamentals. Family members learn about addiction dynamics, primary social stressors, and maladaptive reactions.
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.
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
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 LMRC outpatient 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.
Outpatient programs are available at any of the following LMRC locations (click on link below for specific Office Site contact information):
Contact us now at Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers for FREE Drug & Alcohol evaluations.