Vaping, over-the-counter medicines trending among teens

The latest data in teen substance use show that misperceptions of safety are driving adolescents toward the use of certain substances. With ease of access, more youth are turning to vapes and over-the-counter medicine, according to the 2021 Monitoring the Future survey produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. NIDA’s research showed that vaping … Continued

The power of a recovery story

Stories possess an almost magical power when shared in community. They heal, encourage, and inspire. Most importantly, everyone has a story that can make a difference. Rosecrance makes storytelling an integral part of the treatment process from the first contact, whether through the access team or in detox. Starting on the recovery journey through the … Continued

Rosecrance adds Wisconsin clinic to expand outpatient treatment services

Rosecrance Health Network, a national leader in behavioral health care based in Rockford, IL, has entered an agreement to acquire Connections Counseling, an agency with an impressive 18-year history in the Madison, Wisconsin area. The agreement is effective December 31, 2020. With no interruption of care, Connections staff will continue to offer evidenced-based treatment for … Continued

Rosecrance and community partners receive grant from Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation to continue work in northern Illinois

Rosecrance and a network of community partners will continue to develop mental health supports for area youth through a grant awarded by the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. The grant, which provides $850,000 over four years, will enable agencies to strengthen collaboration and expand behavioral health resources in Winnebago and Boone Counties. “Youth mental health is … Continued

Marijuana in the Workplace: Rosecrance Podcast Offers Answers

There’s another new normal happening around us, and it doesn’t have anything to do with COVID-19. We’re talking about legalized marijuana and the workplace. For employers, the legalization of marijuana presents a Pandora’s box of potential problems. If your Human Resources department is scrambling to develop new policies designed to address all of the possible … Continued

Multi-Agency Co-Responder Training Complete

The Co-Responder Pilot Program for Rockford and Winnebago Counties has completed a weeklong session of training in preparation to respond to call involving a person experiencing a behavioral health crisis. In addition to hearing from law enforcement and panel discussions, the cohort group completed training sessions on topics including: Substance Use Disorder – warning signs … Continued