To connect with teens in an appealing way, Rosecrance has created Been There: Teens in Recovery Tell It Like It Is. Created in the popular, relatable style of a “’zine,” Been There contains revealing excerpts from actual conversations with teens who’ve been treated for substance abuse at Rosecrance’s recovery homes.
Conceived and illustrated by Christine Nicholson, former experiential therapies supervisor at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Adolescent Treatment Campus, Been There features quotes that show what teens think and believe while they’re using substances. The “’zine” then responds with facts offered in a way designed to resonate with teens today.
For example, during the conversations, teens made statements like, “Weed isn’t even addictive,” or “I only drink or use on the weekends.” Been There then answers those declarations and misperceptions with factual information. The goal is to change the perceptions of potential substance users and hopefully prevent them from ever knowing the pain of addiction.
The booklet also discusses facts about marijuana and “harder drugs,” such as heroin. This comes at a crucial time when teens are getting mixed messages about these drugs. Legalization efforts have caused many teens to believe marijuana is basically harmless; meanwhile, heroin overdoses have become an epidemic across the country.
To learn how Rosecrance’s substance abuse treatment can bring hope and a lasting recovery, call (866) 330-8729.
Find new reasons for hope with Rosecrance teen recovery services
The teenage years are never easy. Adolescence is a time of complex emotional change, for teenagers and for the family.
The teenage brain is wired to test boundaries. During these years, young people experience dramatic brain development that can make them more vulnerable to substance abuse or bring mental health issues into a more pronounced state. Whether these changes are sudden or gradual, it’s scary to watch the child you know fade away. We’re here to help.
Rosecrance is a national leader in adolescent behavioral health. We’ve been caring for the unique needs of teens and young adults for more than 100 years. Our comprehensive substance abuse and mental health services help accelerate progress and create a recovery roadmap that goes beyond initial treatment in recovery, because that’s the key to long-term success in recovery.
Residential Recovery Treatment Centers for Teenagers
Some teens may benefit from the intensive approach of our residential program, located at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campusin Illinois, near Rock Cut State Park & Chicago Rockford International Airport.
Our treatment environments include a full school curriculum, recreation, experiential therapies, art, educational lectures, process groups, recovery meetings, 12-Step groups, life skills, coping-skill groups, and both individual and family counseling.
The recommended length of stay is 42 days, but the length of recovery treatment is based on the individual’s needs. Group counseling is held six days per week. Counselors and case managers complete at least two individual treatment sessions with the client, the teenagers, and one family session with the family and client each week.
Watch our video “Adolescent Residential Services”
Teen treatment Programs Shaped by Science
Rosecrance programs are guided by the latest thinking in behavioral health science, proven outcomes, and best practices. This evidenced-based approach shapes the design of all of our mental health and addiction treatment services.
Each client’s treatment program is designed to include a mix of group and individual therapy.
Environments that inspire healing for teenagers
The physical environment plays an essential role in the treatment and recovery process. Rosecrance residential facilities, gardens, and experiential therapies have been thoughtfully designed to help teens and young adults benefit from the healing effects of nature, light, and art.
Waterfalls, boulders, trees, and a pond teeming with koi invite clients and families to immerse in the garden at our 50-acre Rosecrance Griffin Williamson campus, home to our residential adolescent addiction recovery and mental health programs. Located an hour northwest of Chicago, clients can access music, art, and horticulture therapy to help them discover new passions and positive tools for managing their condition over the long term.
Experts devoted to adolescents and their recovery
Our approach to addiction and mental health treatment is shaped by experience caring for generations of teens and younger adults. All of our programs are guided by the same fundamental truth: not every child or teen gets better the same way.
At Rosecrance, each client is cared for by a team of licensed specialists who have committed their careers to supporting the unique needs of adolescents. Together, the team designs an individualized treatment plan that draws on the expertise of counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, dieticians, nurses, chaplains, physical fitness instructors, teachers, and social workers. Our chief medical officer, medical director, and nursing staff assist with health concerns throughout the treatment stay.
The clinicians at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson campus are highly trained and professionally credentialed. Our team accelerates visible, meaningful progress for addiction recovery and mental health issues, helping adolescents build critical skills to enjoy life and achieve their potential.
Combined Treatment for Dual-DiagnosisTeens
Mental health and substance use disorders often co-occur, especially in teens and young adults. Families facing dual diagnoses may struggle to find treatment programs that address both simultaneously, even though these diagnoses can be so intertwined. At Rosecrance, our focus is on lifelong recovery, which is why we believe it’s vital to combine treatment for substance abuse and mental health into one individualized treatment program for teens and young adults, ages 12 to 20.
Medically monitored detoxification for teens
For many years, Rosecrance has offered the only licensed teen detox facility in the state of Illinois. When appropriate, this treatment is provided to assist in the safe withdrawal from the effects of various drugs and alcohol. Substance abuse education, intervention, and counseling are offered and clients are referred to the appropriate level of care.
Partial hospitalization (PHP) for teens in recovery
This type of care treats teens in our residential location seven days a week. These clients live at their own home in the evenings or can reside at the facility.
Recovery homes providing drug-free, supportive environments
Rosecrance also offers a long-term residential adolescent addiction recovery program for teens in a home-like setting. The program develops independent living skills and provides support, safety and counseling in a drug-free environment for teens who have completed primary treatment.
Rosecrance offers a teen recovery home. Male and female clients reside in a warm, prairie-style home on the Griffin Williamson Campus in Illinois.
At our recovery homes, teens learn to overcome barriers that keep them from achieving lasting recovery. They focus on the skills and personal qualities that will help them live independently in the community and connect with families or caregivers.
The Rosecrance recovery homes programs include:
Individual and group counseling
Family education and counseling
Educational opportunities (secondary, higher and vocational)
Interpersonal skills training
Life skills development
Each teen is given an individualized living plan, while counselors provide 24-hour supervision under the management of a clinical director.
Intensive outpatient treatment for Teens
Teens who are treated in the intensive outpatient program (IOP) will live at home while receiving individual, group and family counseling. Each client’s specific needs determine the care and treatment that he or she receives.
Teen outpatient treatment (IOP) focuses on recovery and includes: