In the news: Marijuana, synthetic drug use on the rise

WIFR-23 in Rockford spoke to Rosecrance about the recent rise in marijuana and synthetic drug use. From the article: The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports more teens use marijuana each year. Rehab counselors at Rosecrance say they are seeing the same thing here in the Stateline. Among the teens admitted for treatment last year, … Continued

Rosecrance alters adolescent treatment schedule in response to sleep data

Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Wright has authored an article for the trade publication Addiction Professional. The article examines recent efforts by Rosecrance to adapt the daily schedule to the natural circadian rhythm of teenagers in treatment. From the article: In October 2010, our staff began systematically studying this issue and looking at how … Continued

Toxicologist stresses dangers of new ‘designer’ drugs

About a dozen local law enforcement officers joined more than 50 Rosecrance staff on Oct. 28 for a training at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus about the dangerous “designer drug” K-2/Spice, often sold as “bath salts.” Presenter Amy Miles, a forensic toxicologist for the State of Wisconsin, stressed that there is no reliable research on the … Continued

1 in 3 adolescents begin drinking by end of 8th grade, says NIAAA

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has released a guide for healthcare professionals to help identify children and teenagers ages nine to 18 who are at risk for alcohol-related problems, provide brief counseling and refer them to treatment resources if that is indicated. The details are provided by SAMHSA: The evidence-based guide, … Continued

Teens have places to turn for help

Americans are dying from accident less often than they used to. One cause of unintentional death, however, is on the rise. As written in the Naperville Sun: Drug overdoses — such as those that killed three Naperville teens over the summer — are taking lives at unprecedented rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continued

Rosecrance celebrates Mental Illness Awareness Week

Join Rosecrance and other mental health advocates across the country this week as we celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW): Oct. 1 to Oct. 15: Art of Healing Gallery at Barnes & Noble in CherryVale Mall. The gallery will be included in the Rockford Area Arts Council Fall ArtScene on Oct. 14 and 15. Oct. … Continued