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Ann Foster | The Founder of Millennium Counseling Center

This episode features a special interview with Ann Foster, the founder of Millennium Counseling Center. We discuss Ann’s journey of starting Millennium Counseling, her vision for the company, and its incredible impact over the past 20 years. Ann shares her insights on building a successful practice, the importance of connection in recovery, and the evolving…

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Beyond the 12-Step Program

This episode is about understanding the role of the 12-step program in addiction recovery. We discussed its benefits, alternatives, and the importance of finding a recovery path that works for everyone.  Topics discussed in Beyond the 12-Step Program: The debate over the necessity of the 12-step program for sobriety and overall recovery.  Benefits of the…

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Understanding Recovery

This is a discussion about understanding recovery and what it entails beyond achieving the obvious end result. It explores how recovery helps regain innate qualities like honesty, enhances self-esteem and self-worth, and emphasizes the importance of living in the present to improve personal well-being. Topics discussed in Understanding Recovery: The broader definition and benefits of…

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Starting Sobriety for Someone Else

This episode explores the motivations behind individuals starting sobriety due to external pressures, such as requests from family, employers, or friends. This conversation around starting sobriety for someone else can also be applied to any behavior or pattern that could use some form of therapy. Topics discussed in “Starting Sobriety for Someone Else”: The influence…

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3A | The Truth About Recovery and Client Experiences

Explore the truth about recovery and client experiences from our 3A recovery program, which focuses on enhancing the recovery journey beyond abstinence. The role of personalized recovery and support in effective recovery Navigating life’s challenges post-treatment Building trust and honesty in personal relationships Who this episode is for: Individuals seeking deep, personalized recovery support, those…

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Dr. Reylla Santos PhD | The Justice Beat Talk Show

Recently one of our very own clinicians, Dr. Reylla Santos PhD, was invited to an interview on The Justice Beat Talk Show to discuss her research: The Treatment Approach to Hope: Understanding How to Instill and Cultivate Hope in African American Men Mandated to Addiction Treatment.     Connect with Dr. Reylla Santos PhD: LinkedIn |…

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Millennium Hope’s Intensive Treatment Program

Our Intensive Treatment program, developed by Ann Foster and her team at Millennium, offers extensive support and wrap-around care for individuals during critical transitional times of their recovery including, but not limited to, the time between leaving inpatient care and transitioning into everyday life. In this video, Derek Bylsma discusses our Intensive Treatment Program —…

Stigma | Millennium Counseling Center Chicago, Illinois

Stigma

“Once an Addict, Always an Addict” Stigma is one of the most difficult aspects of addiction because it can make it harder for individuals to get the help they need. Some of us have heard the old saying, “once an addict, always an addict,” but what does that really mean? And how does the saying…