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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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Family and Friends’ Role in Supporting Recovery

About this episode: This episode discusses the challenges faced by those supporting a loved one through recovery, emphasizing the balance between offering support and managing personal emotions. The emotional impact on family and friends during a loved one’s recovery Strategies for effective support without overriding personal emotions Understanding the recovery process and its impact on…

SportsEpreneur Podcast | Montee Ball, Transfer Portal, NIL, Antonio Brown

SportsEpreneur Podcast Appearance | Montee Ball, Transfer Portal, NIL, Antonio Brown

Wisconsin Badger Superstar Running Back Montee Ball and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and nationally board-certified counselor Derek Bylsma are the featured guests of this SportsEpreneur podcast — hosted by Eric Kasimov, founder of SportsEpreneur. They talk about the complexities surrounding Antonio Brown, the college football transfer portal, and NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness). Montee and…

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Why Building Client Relationships Is Important to Us

Building client relationships and developing trust is very important in the recovery process. Our counselors believe in the client and connect with each individual upon first contact. On the rare occasion that our counselors do not connect on a deep level with clients, we happily send the individual to one of our trusted connections in…

Resolutions - Millennium Counseling Center Chicago, Illinois

Resolutions

When the New Year comes, many of us make resolutions. We might resolve to lose weight, get out of debt, exercise more, or be more diligent in our recovery programs, but usually the focus is on helping ourselves. And usually, we give up on keeping our resolution before the month ends.   But we don’t have to wait for next January 1st to try again. Why not make July 1st resolutions? That’s halfway through…

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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…