Free workshops offer strategies for families dealing with substance abuse

Eight locations set in Chicago area and Rockford

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ROCKFORD – Registration is open for a new workshop titled “What Can I Say to Convince Them to Quit?,” which will be offered free of charge at eight locations in northern Illinois between now and July.

The sessions are designed to help family members and others who are concerned about a loved one’s substance abuse. The workshops offer guidance to those who need to seek help for themselves and strategies for intervening with the substance abuser. The sessions feature David Lee, founder of Indiana-based Intervention Services and Technologies, Inc., the largest intervention service provider in North America.

Participants will:
– Learn new ways of interacting with a loved one regarding their use of substances
– Hear a personal story of addiction and recovery
– Gain understanding of resources for intervention and treatment

The schedule:
March 22. Crystal Lake. McHenry County Mental Health Board office, 620 Dakota St. (session offered in collaboration with McHenry County Mental Health Board)

March 29. Romeoville. Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road

April 10. Rockford. Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus, 1601 University Drive

April 17. Oak Lawn. Oak Lawn Public Library, Lower Level, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.

May 3. Naperville. 360 Youth Services (formerly NCO Youth and Family Services), 1935 Brookdale Road, Suite 119

May 10. Vernon Hills. College of Lake County, Southlake Campus, Room V232, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave.

June 21. Orland Park. Orland Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

July 17. Oak Park. Oak Park Library, 834 Lake St. (session offered in collaboration with the Township of Oak Park and the Community Mental Health Board)

To register for one of the free workshops, please visit or call 815-387-5607.

Judy Emerson
Director of Communications
Rosecrance Health Network
1021 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
815.387.5605 (office); 815.262.4685 (cell)
Email: Click here to email Judy

About Rosecrance
Rosecrance is a private not-for-profit organization offering behavioral health services for more than 14,000 children, adolescents, adults and families each year. Rosecrance provides addiction treatment through inpatient and outpatient programs in Rockford, IL, and services at six offices in Chicagoland. Rosecrance offers community mental health services in Rockford and Belvidere. The organization was founded in 1916.