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 illness. Transform Rockford volunteers Linda Zuba, Chad Carty, and Patrick O’Keefe led the brainstorming session, … Continued

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, community service manager for Rosecrance, says anyone who has dealt with drug or alcohol dependence … Continued

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 rising national crisis of heroin use. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declared heroin use an … Continued

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 Treatment Center. “Just because a person stops using does not mean that he or she … Continued

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 of care to individuals in psychiatric crisis. Currently, the Triage Program provides crisis intervention services … Continued