November edition of the Rosecrance enewsletter available

The November edition of the Rosecrance enewsletter is now available. This issue features a new screening guide from the NIAAA, information on “designer” drugs like K2, spice and bath salts, a visit from Miss Illinois and an upcoming training opportunity. Click here to read the newsletter. Click here to subscribe by email.

Toxicologist stresses dangers of new ‘designer’ drugs

About a dozen local law enforcement officers joined more than 50 Rosecrance staff on Oct. 28 for a training at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus about the dangerous “designer drug” K-2/Spice, often sold as “bath salts.” Presenter Amy Miles, a forensic toxicologist for the State of Wisconsin, stressed that there is no reliable research on the … Continued

Miss Illinois visits Rosecrance adolescent patients

Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois 2011, visited adolescent patients at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus on Oct. 21 as part of Red Ribbon Week. Smith’s message was simple: Character counts – even when no one is watching. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can … Continued

Stars of Light release autumn tour schedule

The Stars of Light Theatre Troupe has released their autumn tour schedule: Monday, October 24, 2011 Noon to 1 p.m. lIinois Statewide Transition Conference Crowne Point Plaza 3000 South Dirksen PKWY Springfield, IL 62073 Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:30 a.m. Winnebago County Corrections Winnebago County Justice Center Rockford, IL 61101 Monday, October 31, 2011 9:30 … Continued

Teens have places to turn for help

Americans are dying from accident less often than they used to. One cause of unintentional death, however, is on the rise. As written in the Naperville Sun: Drug overdoses — such as those that killed three Naperville teens over the summer — are taking lives at unprecedented rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continued

In the news: Rosecrance in Naperville to discuss increased drug, alcohol use

Rosecrance Director of Outreach Programs Claudia Evenson spoke in Naperville on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, about recognizing warning signs of drug abuse. Evenson spoke as part of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation monthly meeting. The event was covered by the Naperville Sun. From the Sun: The well-known incident involving Naperville North High School students celebrating … Continued