Faces of Rosecrance: Alexandra Lekas

Alexandra is an addiction counselor with Rosecrance and has been here a little over a year. She had a close family member that went through the inpatient recovery program at Rosecrance Harrison Campus, who is still sober to this day. … Continue reading

Addiction takes spotlight in landmark Surgeon General report

Addiction takes the spotlight in a landmark new report released today by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. It’s the first time such a report has been dedicated to substance misuse and related disorders by a U.S. surgeon general. The report’s … Continue reading

Addiction treatment advocate headlines Rosecrance Forum

With addiction and drugs like heroin grabbing headlines every day, the substance abuse treatment community is adapting to the growing need for services while navigating a number of challenges, from health care reform to a renewed focus on treatment outcomes. … Continue reading

Halloween fun part of treatment experience

Spooky tours through the woods organized by Rosecrance staff this week are a fun way to help clients celebrate Halloween while they’re still in treatment. The “haunted woods” experience started about 10 years ago and has morphed into an elaborate … Continue reading

Patrick Kennedy speaks out against behavioral health stigma at Rosecrance Chicago Benefit

CHICAGO – Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy highlighted the importance of equal rights and access to care for people seeking substance use and mental health treatment as the keynote speaker at the 2016 Rosecrance Foundation Chicago Benefit. The second annual event … Continue reading

Miss Illinois, Miss Wisconsin visit Rosecrance

To earn their respective state pageant titles, Jaryn Franklin and Courtney Pelot set goals, put in the hard work and focused on positivity. Those simple lessons resonated Oct. 7 when Franklin and Pelot spoke with young clients in treatment for … Continue reading

Mental health rally promotes better access to care

Mental Illness Awareness Week activities kicked off Monday, Oct. 3, with the annual Rally for Mental Health Care in downtown Rockford. The rally took place outside the Winnebago County Justice Center and attracted dozens of supporters with signs that carried … Continue reading

Wisconsin hosts unique addiction prevention exhibits

Rosecrance partners Your Choice to Live recently introduced a new exhibit titled “Wake Up Call,” a life-size replica of a teen’s bedroom with 40 red flags that can signal drug or alcohol use. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and Wisconsin Attorney … Continue reading

The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy answers questions about the state of behavioral health

Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy will headline the 2016 Rosecrance Chicago Benefit, a luncheon which takes place Oct. 19 at the JW Marriott in Chicago. Proceeds from the event will support young adults in recovery at Rosecrance Lakeview. Kennedy, a pioneer … Continue reading

Rosecrance earns recognition for work with young adults

Addiction Professional recently honored Rosecrance’s young adult substance abuse treatment services with a 2016 Outstanding Clinical Care Award. The awards honor clinical programs that effectively deliver addiction treatment to underserved or challenging populations. The other winners were the University of … Continue reading