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“Step Dancing through the 12 Steps of Recovery” by Fr. Jim Swarthout

Fr. Jim Swarthout is Director of Clergy and Alumni Relations for Rosecrance Health Network. Read his reflections on the 12 steps in the blog post below. Also, feel free to download the following PDFs: Invitational Intervention Step Dancing through the 12 Steps You Can’t Live on Yesterday’s Manna   We admitted we were powerless over … Continued

Rosecrance expert presents national webinar

Carlene Cardosi, Rosecrance Regional Administrator, will present a national webinar about anxiety and adolescents for Addiction Professionals magazine on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, about anxiety among adolescents. “Anxiety and Stress Management for Adolescents,” will provide attendees with current information on behavioral health trends and studies, specific to anxiety and … Continued

Rosecrance hosts Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rosecrance recently hosted the Cabinet members of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson campus for their quarterly meeting. The Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church includes more than 370 churches and new faith communities spanning the upper one-third of the state of Illinois. They have … Continued

Rosecrance Recreational Therapist keynotes Horticulture Therapy Symposium

Rosecrance Recreational Therapist, Carla Roth, recently keynoted and presented a breakout session at the annual Horticulture Therapy Symposium at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin on August 6, 2019. The theme of the symposium was “promoting wellness” and the event included educational materials, instruction and activities, and access to Rotary Botanical Gardens’ grounds. Roth delivered … Continued

Rosecrance receives two grants from Community Foundation for McHenry County

The Community Foundation for McHenry County recently presented two generous grants to Rosecrance to support the Therapeutic Recreation and TRACTION Programs. The first grant will allow Rosecrance to expand its Therapeutic Recreation Program for youth with behavior disorders in McHenry County by growing the Arts, Animals and Adventures Program that integrates excursions and recreation into … Continued

Marijuana vs. Alcohol: What’s Worse For Teenagers?

Alcohol is legal for adults to use—as is marijuana in many states—but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. And for teens and young adults, it’s far less safe, a key reason legislators always factor age restrictions into marijuana- and alcohol-related laws. Many studies have shown that marijuana and alcohol can both have a negative effect on … Continued

How Does Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment Work?

For too many people, a major roadblock on the path to recovery is figuring out how to pay for treatment. If you’re worried about the cost of treatment and whether insurance will cover you or your family member, there is hope. At Rosecrance, we’re here to help you find the best way to start your … Continued

Designer visits Rosecrance Japanese-inspired healing garden

Hoichi Kurisu, renowned Japanese landscaper and designer of the Rosecrance healing garden, visits annually with his crew to maintain the garden at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson campus. During a recent visit, Hoichi took a break from pruning a tree to meet with Carla Roth, Rosecrance Recreational Therapist. Carla leads therapy groups in the garden on … Continued

Rosecrance experts present national webinar on LGBTQ+ treatment for teens

Dr. Tom Wright, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, and Meghan Cook, Rosecrance Access Coordinator, will present a free webinar through The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) on ‘Working with LGBTQ+ Teens in Residential Care’ on July 25, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The webinar will examine … Continued