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

Rockford City Council approves zoning for new Crisis Stabilization Center

The Rockford City Council approved necessary zoning to allow Rosecrance to create a Crisis Stabilization Center in downtown Rockford. The Crisis Stabilization Center will put the Triage Program and the Crisis Residential Unit under one roof to improve the continuum … Continue reading

Dr. Thomas Wright gives talking tips for parents with teens about drug & alcohol use

Dr. Thomas Wright spoke on WGN’s Midday news segment, giving tips to parents on how to talk to your teen about marijuana, alcohol, and heroin abuse. Click here to access the resources for parents mentioned in the interview.

Pat Spangler, Mary Ann Abate speak to legislators about Rockford heroin epidemic

ROCKFORD – Rosecrance’s Pat Spangler, Men’s Inpatient Unit Coordinator, and Mary Ann Abate, Vice President of Public Policy, gave testimony for the Young Adult Heroin Use Task Force hearing at Rock Valley College on Saturday, March 1. The task force … Continue reading

Rosecrance Berry Campus Parent Cafe this Thursday

Rosecrance is hosting a free event provided to all members of the community. Rosecrance Berry Campus Parent Cafe is an opportunity for parents who may have general questions about their child’s wellbeing to come together in a friendly and welcoming environment. A … Continue reading

Plan for recovering addicts puts discharge at forefront of treatment

While the timeline and process for overcoming an addiction at a treatment facility may differ from person to person, one thing is constant: the hope and plan for an eventual discharge. Those plans actually start at the beginning of the … Continue reading

Former NBA Star Chris Herren returns to DuPage County to encourage area youth

  Rosecrance is proud to help sponsor a return visit of former NBA professional Chris Herren to DuPage County. Herren will speak at Naperville North High School Feb. 18 and Glenbard North High School Feb. 19. He spoke at Downers … Continue reading

Hear Rosecrance’s Dr. Wright speak about social alcoholism on RadioMD

Dr. Thomas Wright, Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, explains the differences between a social drinker and an alcoholic on the show “Staying Well” hosted by Melanie Cole. He speaks about signs to look for that … Continue reading