Rosecrance gives testimony at Illinois House Task Force on Heroin hearing

Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer Thomas C. Wright was among the treatment professionals who testified before a newly formed 39-member Illinois House Bipartisan Task Force on Heroin, which has convened hearings in Northern Illinois to better understand the problem and the … Continue reading

Rosecrance launches regular workshop series to help families develop better parenting skills

Free “Parent Cafe” to be offered monthly at Rosecrance Berry Campus ROCKFORD — Rosecrance’s Parent Café takes a humorous look at parenting  and a serious look at discipline. Workshops are offered on the last Monday of the month beginning on … Continue reading

Experiential therapies provide new options to substance abuse treatment programs

When a substance abuser seeks help, it’s likely that he or she will fully expect to be part of one-on-one talks, group discussions and other routes of traditional treatment. But tending to the growth of a plant or creating a … Continue reading

National poll shows majority of U.S. teens’ parents think new marijuana laws put teens at risk

Rosecrance believes the legalization of marijuana may send a confusing message to teenagers ROCKFORD — A large majority of parents of teenagers (80%) agree that with the recent legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational uses, teens may be more … Continue reading

Rosecrance names Anne Fridh, PsyD., to new role as administrator of Ware Center

Fridh brings clinical and administrative experience to position ROCKFORD – Anne Fridh, PsyD., has been named Administrator of the Rosecrance Ware Center, a role to which she brings more than two decades of experience and leadership in behavioral healthcare. In … Continue reading

Rosecrance McHenry County invites public to open houses April 9 and 10 at two new sites

Meet staff, enjoy refreshments at new Crystal Lake and McHenry locations MCHENRY COUNTY – Rosecrance welcomes area residents to attend open house events at two new locations to meet staff and learn about expanded programming to serve residents of McHenry … Continue reading

Rosecrance Foundation announces headliner for 2014 Benefit: The Texas Tenors

April 28 event will raise funds to serve families in need ROCKFORD – The Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of country, gospel and classical music to The Rosecrance Foundation Benefit on April 28 at Giovanni’s to help children, teens, … Continue reading

Families offer addicts support and strength instead of solutions

Any individual working to overcome an addiction knows of the long and challenging path ahead. But addicts aren’t the only ones dealing with the physical and mental roadblocks of substance abuse. Addicts don’t exist in a vacuum. They have coworkers, … Continue reading

Transform Rockford visioning session encourages Rosecrance Ware Center clients to dream big

Rosecrance Ware Center hosted a Transform Rockford community visioning session in the Recovery Resource Center March 24, 2014. Twenty people from the community attended the session to voice their concerns about the wellbeing of those who live with a mental … Continue reading

Addiction’s impact goes far beyond the individual

The stereotype scenario of an addict often involves the image of a single individual hiding away to engage in drug or alcohol use. And while these activities may occur in solitary settings, they are far from isolated incidents. Mary Roufa, … Continue reading