Am I An Alcoholic? The Difference Between Alcoholism and Casual Drinking

Maybe you’ve heard all the stereotypes about alcoholism, and you don’t think you fit the bill. Maybe you’re not currently experiencing homelessness, and you’ve never been in legal trouble due to alcohol usage. But alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) can look different for different people. If you’re asking yourself, “Am I an alcoholic?” it may be … Continued

Is Your Teen Smoking Too Much Weed?

Marijuana use is becoming increasingly prevalent as more states legalize it for recreational and medicinal usage. Many teens believe this indicates it’s safe for them to use. But the reality is there is no safe amount of marijuana use for kids and teens. If you’re worried about your teen’s marijuana use, there are steps you … Continued

Rosecrance expert participates in 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting

Dan DeGryse, Director of Rosecrance Florian Program and Battalion Chief of Chicago Fire Department, will participate in the 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting as moderator for a roundtable discussion on ‘Supporting First Responders.’ The 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting takes place on June 11, 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center and it leads a national … Continued

Rockford Rescue Mission honors Rosecrance’s commitment to community

The Rockford Rescue Mission named Rosecrance its 2019 Compassionate Generosity Community Partner at its 55th Anniversary Celebration on May 9, 2019. The Rockford Rescue mission is to serve as “the region’s primary provider of assistance to the homeless, near-homeless, addicted and working poor in the Rock River Valley; their mission is to rescue, recover and restore … Continued

Annual Ware Center event celebrates stories of recovery

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came,” sang Rosecrance clients, welcoming attendees to the 2019 Rosecrance Recovery Fest. This line of the “Cheers” theme song set the tone for the event, held May 16 at the Rosecrance Ware Center. The Rosecrance Choraliers opened the afternoon with … Continued

Rosecrance appoints new Community Relations Coordinator

Rosecrance recently appointed Jami Ditto as a new Community Relations Coordinator in the Rockford region. The Rosecrance Community Relations team assists with information regarding program and services, scheduling of assessments, contacting other resources, and navigating progress. These individuals are skilled in: Communicating with families in crisis Finding referral sources within the community Gathering information that … Continued

Rosecrance expert presents national webinar

Jason Relle, Clinical Director of Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus, presented a national webinar for the Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare recently on “Helping Parents Get Past No: How to Support Parents in the Recovery Process.” Resistance to treatment is oftentimes a barrier to parents getting their child the help that they need. Rosecrance … Continued

Rosecrance names new Administrator of Adult Substance Abuse Treatment

Rosecrance recently named Dr. Sheila Senn the new Administrator of Adult Substance Abuse Treatment in Rockford, IL, at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus. Senn has more than 25 years of experience and progressive leadership. She served in various leadership positions with Centegra Health Systems for decades. Most recently, she held the position of Chief Clinical and Administrative … Continued

Rosecrance Named Among “Healthiest Companies in America”

Rosecrance is proud to announce its recognition as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, a national provider known for its preventive health programs that encourage employees to adopt new health habits. Rosecrance is one of 151 companies across the country recognized this year for empowering employees to make significant and sometimes … Continued

Rosecrance Flower Day Sale at Gensler Gardens

Rosecrance Flower Day at Gensler Gardens will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at both Gensler Gardens locations: 8631 11th Street, New Milford; and 102 Orth Road, Loves Park. The roots of Flower Day trace back to the former Rosecrance adolescent treatment campus on Alpine Road. A small flower … Continued