7 Ways to talk to your teen about drugs & alcohol

For many parents, talking with children about drugs and alcohol can be difficult … yet it is essential. Research shows that the more parents talk to their children about drugs and alcohol, the less likely the children will become users. 1. Have the conversation early with your child. Start early and continue the discussion throughout … Continued

Rosecrance teen featured in Chicago Tribune inhalant story

Sunday’s edition of the Chicago Tribune featured a teen at Rosecrance in a story about the dangers of using computer dust cleaners as inhalants. “I have some brain damage from it,” said the girl, 17, now living in a recovery home at Rockford’s Rosecrance drug treatment center. “My memory is very skewed. I really have to … Continued

August edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter published

The August edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter has published. This month, we’re highlighting Rosecrance Experiential Therapies Department Supervisor Christine Nicholson, who has been invited to speak about the Rosecrance Healing Garden at the 2012 North American Japanese Garden Association national conference in Denver. The Healing Garden at the 50-acre Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus was … Continued

July edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter published

The July edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter has published. This month, we’re highlighting the opening of Rosecrance McHenry County, which offers evidence-based outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services in McHenry, Illinois. Rosecrance is dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment in an environment that fosters lasting recovery. Our … Continued

June edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter published

The June edition of the Rosecrance electronic newsletter has published. This month, we’re highlighting the story of Patrick Garcia, an alum of Rosecrance’s Homeless Veterans Program who found stability and success in recovery. Read his story here. The newsletter also includes Rosecrance Chaplain William Lenters’ Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award, the launching of youth recovery … Continued

Rosecrance CEO: Unique services lead to same destination

Note: This article appears in the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of Reach, which publishes later this week. Download a PDF version of this article (1.1 mb). At a recent conference, a long-time colleague in the addiction treatment field asked to have dinner with me, and his opening question took me aback: “Where are you going with … Continued