Rosecrance hosted a busy open house Feb. 22 for its new intensive outpatient program (IOP) treating adolescents for substance use disorders.
The event attracted a steady stream of community members and representatives from local nonprofit agencies, government entities and the judicial system. Existing space at the 1801 Fox Drive location was remodeled for the new program, which also has its own designated entrance to the building.
IOPs allow clients to focus on their recovery skills while staying in their home environments. Individuals participate in treatment nine hours a week using an evidence-based curriculum that includes counseling, 12-step support, and education about the disease of addiction, life skills and relapse prevention.
Sheila Ferguson, executive director of Rosecrance’s operations in Central Illinois, said the launch begins to address a lack of substance abuse treatment in the community that was identified during focus groups in 2016.
“People are very excited that this is available,” Ferguson said. “This is a good fit for adolescents who need outpatient treatment, and Rosecrance has a great continuum throughout its network for adolescents who need a higher level of support.”
The adolescent program also includes continuing care groups, which help participants transition back in the community and daily life after completing treatment. Clients who are in continuing care have either completed the IOP or a residential treatment program at Rosecrance or another facility.
A parent, adolescent or family member can call 217-693-4580 to schedule a free, confidential assessment with a professional addictions counselor.