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

Rosecrance receives generous support for expansion in central Illinois

The Christie Foundation presented a generous grant to Rosecrance on June 20, 2019, to support the recent expansion in central Illinois. In total, generous donors have contributed over $553,000 to achieve 55 percent of the campaign goal to support Rosecrance on Moreland. Rosecrance on Moreland opened its doors at the start of 2019. The facility … Continued

Rosecrance expert participates in 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting

Dan DeGryse, Director of Rosecrance Florian Program and Battalion Chief of Chicago Fire Department, participated in the 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting as moderator for a roundtable discussion on ‘Supporting First Responders.’ The 5th annual Kennedy Forum Meeting took place on June 11, 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center and it leads a national dialogue … Continued

Am I An Alcoholic? The Difference Between Alcoholism and Casual Drinking

Maybe you’ve heard all the stereotypes about alcoholism, and you don’t think you fit the bill. Maybe you’re not currently experiencing homelessness, and you’ve never been in legal trouble due to alcohol usage. But alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) can look different for different people. If you’re asking yourself, “Am I an alcoholic?” it may be … Continued

Is Your Teen Smoking Too Much Weed?

Marijuana use is becoming increasingly prevalent as more states legalize it for recreational and medicinal usage. Many teens believe this indicates it’s safe for them to use. But the reality is there is no safe amount of marijuana use for kids and teens. If you’re worried about your teen’s marijuana use, there are steps you … Continued

Rockford Rescue Mission honors Rosecrance’s commitment to community

The Rockford Rescue Mission named Rosecrance its 2019 Compassionate Generosity Community Partner at its 55th Anniversary Celebration on May 9, 2019. The Rockford Rescue mission is to serve as “the region’s primary provider of assistance to the homeless, near-homeless, addicted and working poor in the Rock River Valley; their mission is to rescue, recover and restore … Continued