Vaping Health Risks: How Harmful Is It for Teens?

It looks like a sleek USB pod. It tastes like bubblegum, fruity cereal, marshmallows, slushies, or gummy worms. It’s no wonder so many teens and kids are attracted to the idea of “vaping.” E-cigarettes and vape pens use heated nicotine liquid to produce a vapor for inhalation, or vaping. That liquid, often called “juice,” comes … Continued

The Unseen Struggle with Opioid Addiction

Although the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S. continues to escalate, the daily struggles of opioid users are often hidden from public view. Over 130 people die each day in the U.S. from opioid overdoses, and its widespread availability is largely to blame (CDC). This crisis is far reaching, affecting adults, teens, and families across … Continued

Rosecrance offers intensive outpatient programs across Illinois

Rosecrance offers intensive outpatient programs across many of our locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Below is a list of locations that offer these services. Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for teens Griffin Williamson Campus McHenry County Frankfort La Grange Northbrook Champaign/Urbana Pewaukee, WI Davenport, IA Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults Harrison Campus Belvidere McHenry … Continued

Making the Big Game a Sober Bowl

Big Game gatherings can bring up all types of emotions… Perhaps the big game used to be a time of heavy drinking and using, going to loud bars, or embarrassing yourself in front of others or waking up the next morning and not even remembering who won the game, or how you got home. Then … Continued

Residential vs. Outpatient Treatment

We offer two types of evidence-based drug and alcohol abuse recovery programs at Rosecrance. While both are nationally recognized and focused on rehabilitation, each offers unique benefits. It’s important to understand the differences, so you can choose the program that’s best for you or a loved one. Whether we treat you in residential or outpatient … Continued

What will my teenager do all day in treatment?

If a teenager does need inpatient treatment, moms and dads often say “What is my kid going to be doing all day long?” One of the first things we say to them is that their teen is going to be experiencing some positive peer pressure. In other words, when these kids come into treatment, they … Continued

Chicago Fire Department Suicide Study

by Dan DeGryse, Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program 7 In 18      Seven suicides within an eighteen month period by active or retired members of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), a very distressing and alarming statistic! In the Chicago Firefighters Union (CFFU) Local 2 Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we were quite taken back by … Continued

New basketball court dedicated at Rosecrance Hillman House

The Drogosz family enjoyed a visit June 5 to Rosecrance Hillman House to see a new basketball court built in part thanks to their generous donation. Dick and Marianne Drogosz and their daughter, Susan Lefaivre, attended a dedication ceremony for the court at the house, a substance abuse recovery home for teenage and young adult … Continued

7 Ways to talk to your teen about drugs & alcohol

For many parents, talking with children about drugs and alcohol can be difficult … yet it is essential. Research shows that the more parents talk to their children about drugs and alcohol, the less likely the children will become users. 1. Have the conversation early with your child. Start early and continue the discussion throughout … Continued