February is Therapeutic Recreation Month

February is Therapeutic Recreation Month at Rosecrance. Along with improving quality of life, therapeutic recreation also has many other benefits: 1. To promote and enhance quality of life 2. To offer activities that are meaningful to each client 3. To enhance or maintain cognitive abilities 4. To enhance or maintain physical abilities 5. To promote … Continued

January edition of the Rosecrance enewsletter available

The January edition of the Rosecrance enewsletter is now available. This month, we’re highlighting our progress in integrating behavioral healthcare with primary healthcare through a groundbreaking partnership with Crusader Community Health. The newsletter also includes information on giving to Rosecrance, upcoming trainings, news and more! Click here to read the newsletter. Click here to subscribe … Continued

Rosecrance opens new satellite office in Oak Park

Rosecrance has opened a new satellite office in Oak Park, in conjunction with Oak Park Township. The office is one of six Rosecrance offices in Chicagoland that provide free, confidential consultations and assessments for anyone struggling with substance abuse. For more information, or to make a referral, please call 815.387.5615.

Rosecrance partners with Crusader in effort toward integrated care

Rosecrance’s partnership with Crusader Community Health was featured in the Rockford Register Star. Partnership focuses on serving whole person Download this news release as a PDF A new partnership between Rosecrance and Crusader Community Health signals important progress toward integrating behavioral health and primary health care to better serve the comprehensive needs of patients. Rosecrance … Continued

New Rosecrance Foundation fund to support mental health services

Former members of the Janet Wattles Foundation board were honored Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at a gathering at the University Club of Rockford. Pictured, from left: Janet Beger, Rodney Link, Gwyn Gulley, Jeff Nielsen, Jean Beranek, Patricia Black, David Hagney and Richard Berman. Not pictured are Thomas Dudgeon, George Picha and financial adviser David Klintworth. … Continued

Study estimates 200 million people worldwide using illicit drugs

The Lancet, a leading world medical journal, has released a three-part series examining addiction from a global perspective. The series’ authors, Louisa Degenhardt and Wayne Hall, estimate that 200 million people worldwide use illicit drugs each year. Their first paper is the series examines the adverse health effects of dependence on different drugs, and compare … Continued

Rosecrance’s Dr. Wright to speak at Chicago clinician conference

Rosecrance is co-sponsoring the clinician’s conference “Freud Meets Buddha: Mindfulness As a Therapeutic Tool for Healing Trauma” from March 8-10 in Chicago. Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Wright will be speaking at the conference. His session, titled, “Non-Suicidal Self Injury (Cutters) in Substance Abuse Treatment,” is scheduled on Friday, March 9, at 3:45. The … Continued

Get to know Rosecrance’s James Nachampassack

Rosecrance’s James Nachampassack was featured in the Rockford Register Star‘s daily “Get to Know Me” feature. Nachampassack, who works at the Berry Campus, is a Rockford native. He is a specialist with the United States Army Reserve, coaches youth basketball at the YMCA and wants to become a registered nurse. Read more about James here.