Rosecrance Griffin – Williamson Campus provides chemical dependency treatment for adolescents in evidence-based, 12-step-focused programs including medically monitored detoxification, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care, and recovery homes. Individualized treatment plans include clinical, medical and experiential therapies to promote long-term recovery.
ABOUT ROSECRANCE GRIFFIN WILLIAMSON
Rosecrance is a private, nonprofit organization offering behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families throughout the United States. The Griffin Williamson Campus, which is set on 50 acres in Rockford, Ill., provides residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment for adolescents. Medically monitored detox services are available for clients over the age 16 at the nearby Rosecrance Health Center.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Assessments are free and available on a walk-in basis, as well as by telephone. Residential treatment typically lasts 30 to 45 days and is based on the 12-Steps. The curriculum, which is specifically designed to help teens overcome addiction, includes one family session and two individual sessions each week, along with group therapy six times a week. Clients also receive academic support and participate in experiential and creative activities, educational lectures, 12-step groups, as well as life and coping skills workshops.
Teens who require extended care after completing the residential program may transition to one of two gender-specific recovery homes, which help residents develop independent living skills while providing them with a safe, drug-free environment.
The partial hospitalization program (PHP) allows clients to receive the benefits of residential care five days a week while permitting them to live at home during the evenings and on the weekend. There is also an intensive outpatient program (IOP) offering afternoon/evening sessions, which focuses specifically on teaching recovery skills while clients remain in school and at home. Topics include coping skills, relapse prevention planning, recovery management skills, addiction education, and anger management.
In addition to family counseling, Rosecrance offers weekly support groups and a family education program for loved ones.
Led by a physician and addictionologist, the treatment team includes registered nurses, certified addictions counselors, and licensed social workers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The sprawling 78-bed, 67,000-square-foot treatment center has an on-site school, gym, chapel, and fitness studio. There’s also an outdoor dining patio, a scenic garden with stone waterfalls and a koi pond, and a newly built, 33-by-23-foot conservatory.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been 26 alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. The alumni gave slightly positive views of the facility. The alumni gave the facility 3.2 out of five stars for counseling options, 3.7 stars for staff experience and training, 3.4 stars for affordability, and 3.4 stars for the cell phone and visitation policy. One anonymous alum gave the facility five stars for treatment effectiveness, four stars for accommodations & amenities, and five stars for meals & nutrition. The alum felt that a strength of the facility was its consistency in treatment. “They are very well trained on the different problems associated with becoming sober. They also are very consistent with their treatment.” She also added, “I feel that treatment would be more effective if they had age groups. I feel if would be much more effective if perhaps the ages were separated.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, there have been 35 friends and family members polled by Best-rehabs.com. Friends and family members gave the slightly positive reviews of the facility as well. Loved ones gave the facility 3.6 out of five stars for counseling options, the cell phone and visitation policy, and affordability. They also gave the facility 3.8 stars for staff experience and training, 3.7 stars for exercise and leisure, four stars for family participation, and 4.3 stars for cleanliness. One loved one, P.G.V. wrote that the facility was clean and had nice family program. However, the friend or family member also wrote that the quality of treatment from some counselors is lacking. “Some counselors are inexperienced with addiction even though they have a certificate/degree in drug and alcohol counseling. I believe you have to walk the walk as an addict or family member of an addiction ct to really get it.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing there have been three staff members polled by Best-rehabs.com. One anonymous staff member did not believe that the facility had a strong treatment program. The staff member gave the facility four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, four stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition. The staff member agreed that there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference; that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders; and that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained.
According to the facility’s website, Medicaid and most private insurance plans are accepted.