Footprints to Recovery in Illinois

Footprints to Recovery in Illinois

Footprints to Recovery in Illinois provides a unique treatment experience to those living in and around the city of Chicago. Our substance abuse treatment centers in Elgin, IL offer a full continuum of care in a home-like setting. All of our amenities aim to promote wellness in recovery, and all treatment facilities are comfortable and include a state-of-the-art gym.

Our team includes highly experienced clinicians who provide evidence-based, compassionate care. We tailor treatment to the needs and preferences of each client and draw on both traditional and alternative approaches. Most clients begin their journey to recovery in our medical detox program to remove any toxins from their systems. After, clients can transition into our residential treatment program where they can continue to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Our Illinois rehab center also provides continuing care services in our partial care and outpatient programs. By engaging in a range of therapeutic modalities, including individual and group therapy, as well as alternative approaches like yoga, art therapy, and movement therapy, you will delve into the root causes of your substance abuse and acquire invaluable coping mechanisms for sustainable, long-term recovery.

Help for Addiction in Elgin, IL

If you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction in Illinois, there’s no need to wait for help. Footprints to Recovery’s dedicated team of clinicians is available round the clock to assist you in transforming your life. With a quick and clear admissions process for addiction treatment near Chicago, Illinois, you can channel all your energy into the healing process.

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What to Expect at Footprints to Recovery in Illinois

Just an hour outside of Chicago, Footprints to Recovery in Elgin, IL provides evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders in a home-like setting. With a full continuum of care that includes medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment, we’re able to meet clients wherever they are on their recovery journey.

Our staff is highly credentialed and compassionate addiction experts. They tailor substance abuse treatment to each client’s individual needs, experiences, and goals. Our integrated clinical approach includes traditional therapies like individual, group, and family therapy as well as alternative approaches such as EMDR, massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, and fitness.

Throughout treatment, our empathetic team will accompany you through every stage of your recovery, offering guidance and unwavering support. We recognize that achieving long-term sobriety requires immense effort and unwavering commitment. However, with our comprehensive treatment programs and recovery resources, you can create a fulfilling substance-free life.

Footprints Illinois Rehab Programs

Footprints to Recovery offers a full continuum of care during our rehab programs in Elgin, Illinois. Our facility is located just a short drive from Chicago, providing access to quality addiction treatment to those living in and around one of Illinois’ biggest cities.

Our Illinois rehab programs include:

At Footprints to Recovery, we recognize that recovery is a lifelong journey. That’s why we go above and beyond by extending our support through aftercare services, even after our clients complete their treatment. Our comprehensive aftercare and alumni programs offer a wealth of resources, including support groups and follow-up care, to empower individuals in maintaining their sobriety and preventing relapse. We are committed to being there every step of the way on your path to lasting recovery.

Illinois Detox Program

For many clients, drug and alcohol detox is the first step in their recovery journey. Our Illinois addiction treatment center provides medical detox in a safe, home-like environment.

Alcohol and drug detox includes:

Our skilled medical team ensures detox is safe and as comfortable as possible with around-the-clock care. They ease withdrawal symptoms with research-backed medications, continuously assess vital signs, and immediately attend to any emergencies. Clients have the option of private rooms and are encouraged to participate in therapy as they feel better.

Illinois Residential Treatment Program

Our residential treatment program provides a live-in treatment setting where clients can get space away from triggers and focus on themselves and getting better. Our highly experienced treatment team helps clients address underlying issues that have fueled their substance abuse like co-occurring mental health disorders, trauma, and other challenges.

Illinois Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our PHP program provides clients 5 hours of structured treatment programming throughout the day, 5 days a week. Clients can live at home or at our recovery home right next door to the treatment facility.

Illinois Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program focuses on self-discovery, integration back into society, and regular responsibilities. IOP is a step down from PHP. Clients attend treatment for 9 to 15 hours per week but have the flexibility of living at our sober living residences or at home while attending sessions at our Illinois rehab center in the days or evenings.

Illinois Outpatient Program (OP)

Our outpatient program is the last step before transitioning into full independence in recovery. It’s structured around sessions meeting three hours per day, one to two days per week. Clients have a supportive place to process stressful situations and continue learning how to handle sobriety while living at home and maintaining a regular work and family schedule.

Treatment Highlights

Footprints to Recovery treatment programs in Illinois draw on a wide range of therapies and approaches at our Illinois drug rehabs. Therapies depend on which program you attend and your treatment plan and may include:

Footprints to Recovery's Illinois Rehab Facilities

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Our Illinois Leadership

Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, PCGC​

Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, PCGC

Director of Clinical Services

As clinical director at our Elgin treatment center, Justin Wolfe provides support, supervision, and leadership to our clinical team. He oversees and builds our clinical program and ensures clients receive exceptional care. Justin earned a master’s in counseling with a specialization in rehabilitation from Adler University. He is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and a problematic and compulsive gambling counselor (PCGC). Before joining Footprints to Recovery, Justin served in several roles at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, including manager of outpatient addiction services, clinical supervisor of addiction services, and lead clinical therapist. He has also worked in private practice and as a counselor for youth and family services organizations.

Justin says a traumatic brain injury from an automobile accident and the tragic death of a friend flipped his world upside down but ultimately led him to a place of healing that inspired him to get into the behavioral health field. He hopes to provide the same guidance and support that he received during that difficult time to others. Seeing clients find hope and move forward in their lives — and playing a part in that — is what Justin finds most rewarding about this work. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, coaching his kids’ soccer teams, working out, and rooting on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Laurie Hadler

Laurie Hadler, MSW, LCSW

Director of Outpatient Services

Laurie Hadler brings three decades of experience in behavioral health treatment to her role as director of outpatient services for Footprints to Recovery’s Illinois location. A licensed social worker, she joined Footprints in 2018 as a senior therapist and has been promoted twice during her tenure. Laurie oversees all outpatient programming and outpatient clinical staff. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois and an advanced MBA certificate from Tulane University.  Laurie has worked in behavioral health treatment her entire career. Prior to joining Footprints, she held roles such as counselor, therapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical director.

Laurie fell in love with the behavioral health field after working as a counselor for three years when she was unable to find a position as a probation officer as she had intended. Seeing clients grow, get better, and especially when they reach out and say they are clean, sober, and enjoying life is what she finds most rewarding about this work. In her free time, Laurie enjoys attending concerts, watching movies and crime shows, and rooting on her favorite sports teams.

Samantha Machniak-Cedano

Samantha Machniak-Cedano, LCPC, CADC

Director of Inpatient Services

Samantha Machniak-Cedano joined Footprints to Recovery in 2022 and oversees our Elgin treatment program and the clinical team as director of inpatient services. Prior to her role at Footprints, Samantha worked with youth with developmental disabilities; women with eating disorders, trauma, and co-occurring disorders; and adults with substance use disorders. Samantha has over eight years of experience in behavioral health. Samantha earned a master’s degree in counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC).

Samantha entered the behavioral health field to fight the stigma of substance use disorders through education and providing support to not only those who struggle with drug and alcohol use, but their families as well. Building connections with people who feel they have lost all hope is what she finds most rewarding about this work.

I highly recommend this facility for anyone needing treatment. The staff isn’t just nice and genuine there but instead one big family. Whether it’s the owner, housing manager, or a bht you get the best down to earth genuine care. The material they teach in group is very helpful also.

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