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

Experiential therapy: More than just fun and games

Experiential therapy has grown in popularity over the years and research suggests a variety of positive benefits, particularly in relation to those experiencing substance use and mental health disorders. However, experiential therapy doesn’t lend itself to measurable qualities as easily as other treatment options. For that reason, many still see these modalities as flashy, unscientific, … Continued

Your Choice gives “Wake Up Call” presentation to Rosecrance staff

Your Choice, a partner of Rosecrance, presented to Rosecrance staff February 28, 2019 at the Rosecrance Berry Campus. Your Choice is a nonprofit drug and alcohol awareness program, offering more than 200 community events annually. Their presentation “Wake Up Call” is one of four unique prevention presentations that they offer to communities throughout the Midwest. … Continued

Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

An estimated one in five U.S. adults experience some form of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and many people don’t get treatment. Health systems, companies, schools and others are launching new ways of delivering and organizing behavioral health services—which can include treatment for depression, anxiety, substance … Continued

Rosecrance Central Illinois to host professional training

Rosecrance Executive Director of Central Illinois, Chris Gleason, will host the training, ‘Working with the Emerging Adult of Today’ on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 7:30- 9:00 a.m. at Rosecrance on Moreland in Champaign, IL. This training is the first in a series, which presents a variety of topics to professionals in the behavioral health … Continued

“Stay Warm from Grumpiness” by Fr. Jim Swarthout

Checking out at the grocery store or coffee shop, talking on the phone, or exchanging emails, the most commonly shared words of the week have been, “Stay warm.”  For fun, I started counting how many times I have either said or heard these words yesterday alone it was 12 times. Given that the temperature the … Continued

Rosecrance appoints new Community Relations Coordinator

Rosecrance recently appointed Mike Reynolds as a new Community Relations Coordinator. Reynolds will be assigned to the Siouxland-region, served by Rosecrance affiliate, Jackson Recovery Centers. The Rosecrance Community Relations team assists with information regarding program and services, scheduling of assessments, contacting other resources, and navigating progress. These individuals are skilled in: Communicating with families in … Continued

Sober Living Chicago: How to Get a Fresh Start

The path to recovery is different for everyone. While no two journeys are the same, many people find themselves asking the same question on the path to sober living: “How do I get a fresh start?” Your unique journey will likely have its own ups and downs. You may find yourself in need of transitional … Continued