Rosecrance Harrison Campus Philosophy
Providing substance abuse treatment programs for adults, Rosecrance - Harrison Campus offers evidence-based, 12-Step focused programs such as medically monitored detoxification, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care and recovery homes. Treatment programs feature individual, group and family counseling, education, spirituality and team building. Rosecrance – Harrison Campus also offers treatment programs for co-occurring mental health conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder.
Areas of Specialization
Adolescents who are assessed as needing a highly intense level of care in a residential setting, due to a moderate to serious impairment from chemical use, are admitted to the Residential program. This program is located at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. Here you will learn about the disease of addiction and receive the tools needed to live a drug-free lifestyle. Patients experience a treatment day that includes school, recreation, experiential therapies, art, educational lectures, process groups, recovery meetings, 12-Step groups, life skills (food prep, cooking, meal etiquette), coping skill groups and individual and family counseling.
Intensive Outpatient program
The Intensive Outpatient program focuses on recovery skills while you stay in your home environment. Topics of lectures and groups include coping skills to prevent use, relapse prevention planning, the disease of addiction and its impact on an individual and their family, recovery management skills, anger management, using sober support, thinking errors and the effect of drugs on your body.
Meet the Staff
Betty Bartos, MS, NCC, LCPC
Director of Community Recovery Integration and Support
Betty Bartos is the Director of Community Recovery Integration and Support. She is a National Certified Counselor responsible for oversight and management of long-term adult mental health services, including case management, residential, psycho-social rehabilitation and dialectical behavior therapy. Bartos has been with Rosecrance since 1990. She earned her B.S. from Slippery Rock University and her M.S. in psychology, with an emphasis on community mental health, from Western Illinois University.
Thomas Wright, MD, Addictionologist
Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
Dr. Thomas Wright oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance. He specializes in working with adolescents who have a co-existing or secondary diagnosis in addition to an addiction disorder. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the field. Dr. Wright is certified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He served on the faculty at Northwestern Medical College in Chicago and at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rockford.
Rehabs.com 360 Guide
ABOUT ROSECRANCE HARRISON CAMPUS
Founded as an orphanage for boys in 1916, Rosecrance now operates more than 40 behavioral health facilities in Chicago and Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The Harrison Campus, five miles southeast of central Rockford in northern Illinois, offers medically monitored detox, residential treatment, outpatient care, and transitional living facilities for adult men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At the Rosecrance Harrison Campus, evidence-based residential treatment typically lasts 30 to 45 days. The center also offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) that operates five days a week, and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which meets in the daytime and the evening to suit a variety of schedules.
Programs are multidisciplinary and use a variety of approaches, including hands-on learning, educational groups, discussion groups, therapeutic processing groups, spirituality sessions, and 12-step education. The center also offers holistic options including art therapy.
Dually-diagnosed clients are treated on a dedicated unit, which is equipped to address those struggling with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and gives priority admission to veterans. In Illinois, Rosecrance is among 36.8 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities with special programs for clients with co-occurring disorders.
The center also operates a transitional living facility across the street from the main complex, which gives clients easy access to the adult treatment program. These accommodations are available to adults, including women with children.
At Rosecrance, the treatment team includes doctors, nurses, and master’s level counselors. To date, the 50 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the staff’s experience were generally satisfied.
Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center is situated in a suburban neighborhood on 10 acres of grounds, with outdoor dining space, a fitness center, a chapel, and a serenity walking path. Photos on the organization’s website depict a large contemporary complex with lush landscaping and open recreational and living space. The facility accommodates 97 clients at a time in shared bedrooms in gender-separate quarters, who eat in a large, airy, canteen-style dining room. A dedicated 14-bed unit is reserved for clients with co-occurring orders.
According to a brochure published by the facility, detox is provided on a special 24-bed unit. The 52 reviewers polled by Rehabs.com on the matter felt the facilities were well-maintained.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.3/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, most alumni who reviewed Rosecrance for Rehabs.com submitted positive to mixed opinions. Many praised the caring and competent counselors, general atmosphere and physical conditions of the facility, and the education and tools received to support recovery. “Wonderful food, amazing staff, awesome environment. I would recommend it to ANYONE!” one alum wrote.
The nearly two dozen alumni who evaluated a series of survey metrics were generally satisfied with numerous aspects of the facility, including family involvement, counseling options, and visitor policies.
Family Participation: 3.9/5
Connectivity and Visitor Policy: 3.4/5
Counseling Options: 3.2/5
However, overall ratings indicated that holistic offerings were lacking, though many alumni were still likely to recommend the facility to others.
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.7/5
Holistic Offerings: 2.7/5
Recurring criticism concerned long delays in obtaining treatment, counselor shortages, and difficult relationships with staff. "Positive attributes include, the environment, the counselors, exercise and the room/outdoor area. However, there were not enough counselors and it was hard to see the psychiatrist,” one alum wrote.
On secondary sites, Rosecrance Harrison Campus received positive coverage to date: 3.5 out of five stars based on 25 reviews on Google; and four stars based on 96 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage.   Similar to findings of the Rehabs.com survey, alumni commended counselors, groups, programming, teachings, and tools, which not only contributed to turning their life around but also to saving it.
L.F. on Google wrote: “This place SAVED MY LIFE...gave me my life back and made me a better person. I will forever be grateful to the staff and the doctors there,” which was echoed by T.K. on Facebook: “Rosecrance saved my life, it is by far the best treatment center in Illinois….Walking threw detox doors will be the first day of the rest of your life!!!!”
Conversely, other reviewers criticized rude counselor behavior, lack of organization and control, dubious monetary practices, and poor communication.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, loved ones submitted mostly positive opinions about the facility to Rehabs.com. They repeatedly provided favorable feedback about family programming, knowledgeable and dedicated staff, and ease of access, as characterized in a representative review by a parent whose daughter had failed at recovery centers several times before coming to Rosecrance Harrison Campus: “Within 2 weeks I noticed changes taking place. The staff is compassionate and thurough. They are there for the right reasons. They love the kids.”
The nearly 30 loved ones who processed a series of survey metrics for Rehabs.com provided more detailed impressions, praising the amount of family involvement and agreeing they'd recommend the facility to others. Loved ones also appreciated the facility's visitor policies and ease of contact with clients.
Family Participation: 4/5
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.9/5
Connectivity and Visitor Policies: 3.7/5
Nonetheless, several reviewers reported that treatment proved unsuccessful, there were long waits for services, lack of family contact, and a high relapse rate. “To over booked that they cant take people. My husband went their and they weren't much of a help,” one loved one wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, five staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date submitted positive feedback. They would avidly recommend treatment at this center (based on three reviews) and applauded its affordability, connectivity/visitor policy, counseling options, facility cleanliness and upkeep, and staff experience and training. “Staff are professional, have Master's Degrees in Counseling. They care about people. Waiting lists to get in were long,” one anonymous staffer told Rehabs.com.
Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5
Counseling Options: 3.4/5
Rosecrance accepts private insurance – such as Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, and Cigna – as well as Medicaid and self- pay, and has a relationship with American Healthcare Lending for clients who seek to finance the cost of treatment. Rosecrance also actively raises funds to provide charity care for eligible clients. The 50 individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s cost offered moderately favorable ratings.
Published on December 2018
User ReviewsReview this Center
Please note: Anyone attempting to manipulate or spam our system or the providers’ own listing pages risks having all content removed.
Rehabs.com is a third-party resource for consumers seeking addiction treatment.
We list thousands of treatment providers throughout the U.S., often including alumni and staff ratings and reviews, and Rehabs.com 360 Guides that provide valuable information for people making difficult decisions. Rehabs.com is not influenced in regards to its ratings or reviews by any treatment center or its sponsors, and we clearly designate advertiser relationships with "Sponsor" or "Ad" or "Advertisement”.
Official Facility Response
Flag For Review
Official Facility Response
Official Facility Feedback
Flag For Review
Rehabs.com does its very best to publish the most up-to-date treatment prices by requesting this information directly from the facility, or in some cases, sourcing this information from the facility’s website. Total costs may vary due to individuals' unique treatment needs. Please contact the facility directly for the most accurate price quote.