Vets project highlights role of Rosecrance experiential therapies program

February marked the inauguration of Therapeutic Recreation Month, a national campaign that highlights how therapeutic recreational therapy can improve quality of life, increase independence and promote health and wellness for people in recovery. Rosecrance embraces these concepts as part of a nationally recognized experiential therapies program at both the adult and adolescent substance abuse campuses. … Continued

Rosecrance responds to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget address

In his Feb. 22 budget address, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced plans to close Rockford’s Singer Mental Health Center. He did not indicate where residents would be relocated. Rosecrance Health Network President/CEO Philip W.Eaton has issued a response: We understand the closing of Singer, and it appears to make sense considering the critical financial condition … Continued

Study: Alcohol in movies may lead to underage drinking

The journal BMJ Open reports that watching movies that feature alcohol consumption doubles the likelihood that teens will start drinking alcohol. According to DrugFree.org: The two-year study of more than 6,500 American kids, ages 10 to 14, also found that teens who are exposed to alcohol-fueled movies are more likely to progress to binge drinking … Continued

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

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

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

In the news: Rosecrance a partner in care at Crusader

The Rockford Register Star‘s Melissa Westphal wrote about Rosecrance’s partnership with Community Crusader Health in today’s paper. The partnership provides a licensed clinical social worker on site at Crusader’s West State Street office to allow for immediate response for behavioral health issues. From Westphal’s article: Will Holm, a licensed clinical social worker with Rosecrance, is … Continued