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
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
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 Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature speakers familiar with … Continued
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
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
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
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.
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 addresses the growing problem of heroin use in high schools across the state. Spangler commented … Continued