Miss Illinois visits Rosecrance adolescent patients

Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois 2011, visited adolescent patients at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus on Oct. 21 as part of Red Ribbon Week. Smith’s message was simple: Character counts – even when no one is watching. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can … Continued

1 in 3 adolescents begin drinking by end of 8th grade, says NIAAA

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released a guide for healthcare professionals to help identify children and teenagers ages nine to 18 who are at risk for alcohol-related problems, provide brief counseling and refer them to treatment resources if that is indicated. The details are provided by SAMHSA: The evidence-based guide, … Continued

Stars of Light release autumn tour schedule

The Stars of Light Theatre Troupe has released their autumn tour schedule: Monday, October 24, 2011 Noon to 1 p.m. lIinois Statewide Transition Conference Crowne Point Plaza 3000 South Dirksen PKWY Springfield, IL 62073 Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:30 a.m. Winnebago County Corrections Winnebago County Justice Center Rockford, IL 61101 Monday, October 31, 2011 9:30 … Continued

Teens have places to turn for help

Americans are dying from accident less often than they used to. One cause of unintentional death, however, is on the rise. As written in the Naperville Sun: Drug overdoses — such as those that killed three Naperville teens over the summer — are taking lives at unprecedented rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continued

In the news: Rosecrance in Naperville to discuss increased drug, alcohol use

Rosecrance Director of Outreach Programs Claudia Evenson spoke in Naperville on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, about recognizing warning signs of drug abuse. Evenson spoke as part of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation monthly meeting. The event was covered by the Naperville Sun. From the Sun: The well-known incident involving Naperville North High School students celebrating … Continued