Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers Becomes Among First in the Nation to Be ASAM Certified

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Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers is proud to announce it has become among the first in the nation to receive certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers is proud to announce it has become among the first in the nation to receive certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

The ASAM Level of Care certification, partnering with the CARF International (CARF) accreditation, provides an independent, comprehensive assessment of an addiction treatment program’s capacity to deliver services consistent with Levels of Care described in The ASAM Criteria. This certification, that compliments the CARF accreditation, will help patients and payers identify those treatment centers that are offering comprehensive, evidence-based care to diagnose and treat the disease of addiction.

“We are proud to have the care we provide certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The opportunity to help patients and their families is an honor and requires trust. Since 1983, we have been a leader in the field due to our understanding of the disease and how to combine medical needs, counseling, and education for effective treatment. ASAM certification is another way for those seeking addiction treatment to know that Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers offers the highest level of quality care,” says Lakeside-Milam’s President and CEO, Carl Kester.

Certification through ASAM provides a much needed distinction in the addiction treatment industry which has long struggled to establish consistent standards nationwide. The ASAM Criteria is considered the nation’s most respected, comprehensive, and widely used set of standards for providing outcome-oriented care. The certification was developed with over three decades of research and will help payers and patients ensure that the treatment center is held to the highest standard of care.

ABOUT LAKESIDE-MILAM RECOVERY CENTERS:
With over 35 years of experience, Lakeside-Milam has served the Pacific Northwest by providing a full continuum of care. Guided by the book, Under the Influence, by Dr. James Milam and Katherine Ketcham, Lakeside-Milam has helped those struggling with substance abuse by providing quality structure, education, and support. Our goal is for people to recognize that recovery is possible and that they can achieve lasting recovery.

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