Rosecrance Expert on the Dangers of Vaping among Youth

The recent headlines in the news regarding vaping are grim and the state of alarm nationwide is high. Rightfully so… The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that there have been seven vaping-related deaths and nearly 400 confirmed cases of lung disease related to vaping. Young people across the country have been admitted to emergency … Continued

Rosecrance hosts Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rosecrance recently hosted the Cabinet members of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson campus for their quarterly meeting. The Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church includes more than 370 churches and new faith communities spanning the upper one-third of the state of Illinois. They have … Continued

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

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

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

Annual Rosecrance Ware Center event celebrates stories of recovery

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came,” sang Rosecrance clients, welcoming attendees to the 2019 Rosecrance Recovery Fest. This line of the “Cheers” theme song set the tone for the event, held May 16 at the Rosecrance Ware Center. The Rosecrance Choraliers opened the afternoon with … Continued

Rosecrance holds annual art show

Rosecrance celebrated National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day yesterday by hosting its annual Art Show, with the theme “Become the Light You’re Looking For.” This art show featured artwork created by children in treatment at Rosecrance.