Young adult program starts this week at Rosecrance Northbrook Office

Rosecrance Northbrook Office

Rosecrance is launching an outpatient substance abuse support program for young adults this month at its Northbrook office.

The program kicks off Jan. 14 and will provide additional support for young adults ages 18 to 26.

Groups will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Services will include peer support, therapeutic intervention, random drug testing, and group, individual and family counseling.

Chris Yadron, Rosecrance’s director of Chicago recovery services, said the program is necessary because the young adult population faces unique obstacles.

“That age group deals with substance abuse to a greater degree than other segments of the population,” Yadron said.

Christine Famiano, an addiction counselor at the Northbrook office, will be the program’s primary counselor.

People can access the program by calling for an initial assessment – even if they’ve never been to treatment or if their substance use doesn’t require more intensive residential treatment. For others, it will be a step-down, transitional level of care after leaving Rosecrance’s residential facilities in Rockford or other treatment centers.

Yadron said the program also will incorporate experiential therapies as it develops.

Substance abuse assessments and consultations for all ages are also offered at the Rosecrance Northbrook office, 3000 Dundee Road. Call 815-387-5615 to schedule an appointment or for more information.