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

Community forum focuses on progression of drug use, particularly heroin, among teens

OCONOMOWOC – A rise in heroin use among young people in Lake Country has prompted the Oconomowoc School District to partner with other concerned local groups in scheduling a public forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at The Oconomowoc Arts … Continue reading

Dr. Thomas Wright warns about the dangers of decriminalization of marijuana

Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer Thomas Wright, MD, traveled to Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2014, to meet with various national media outlets to discuss concerns over marijuana legalization and how it may impact teen substance use. Also, he addressed the … Continue reading

Challenges continue for recovering addicts even after discharge

Facing down an addiction can be tough. Living in its wake can be tougher. In fact, it’s often helpful to avoid thinking in time-focused terms because recovery is an ongoing process, says Glenda Burns, transition specialist at the Rosecrance Adolescent … Continue reading