By The Fix staff 08/26/17

Both Rosecrance facilities offer step-down programs to help clients maintain sobriety and taper down until they are ready to recover without professional oversight. 

Location : Griffin Williamson Campus 1601 N University Dr Rockford, IL 61107 Harrison Campus 3815 Harrison Ave Rockford, IL 61108
Phone : 815-391-1000
Price : $22,620 (30 days, adult residency)
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Insurance : No
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Introduction and Basic Services

Rosecrance was founded in 1916 as an orphanage. Today it’s a large network of rehabs with locations around the country. Two of its most luxurious campuses are in Rockford, Illinois, a two-hour drive from Chicago. Both facilities, Griffin Williamson and Harrison, offer residential care, a Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Griffin Williamson treats adolescents 12 and up and Harrison treats adults over the age of 18, including those with dual diagnoses.

Facility and Meals

Griffin Williamson, the adolescent campus, is a 67,000 square foot facility situated on 50 acres. It has 78 beds and features an on-site school, chapel, gym and fitness center. The peaceful campus has winding pathways, waterfalls, a bridge crossing over a bucolic stream and a dining area. There is a greenhouse where clients can participate in horticultural therapy. Quadruple bedrooms have twin beds, large wardrobes and bright art on the walls. The cafeteria serves nutrition-conscious meals buffet-style and has communal tables.

Harrison is the adult facility, housing 97 beds and located on 10 acres. Fourteen of the beds are reserved for those with dual diagnoses. The facility has open communal rooms, a large recreational space, a pond-adjacent outdoor dining area, a chapel, a fitness center and a walking path. Group sessions occur in cozy spaces with armchairs. The cafeteria is bright and modern, featuring four-seater tables at which clients can eat nutritious buffet meals and view the grassy outdoors. There is also an additional, more casual dining lounge available. Bedrooms are shared between three residents. The third floor of is dedicated solely to treating veterans and their family members.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Medically monitored detox is available for those 16 and older. Interventions are also offered. The detox includes substance abuse education and counseling services and typically lasts three to five days.

On average, residency lasts from 35 to 45 days. Group counseling occurs six days a week, and there are at least two individual sessions and one family session per week. Treatment modalities include TMS, DBT, general psychiatric services, experiential therapies, recreational therapies and art therapy. Adolescents have additional services such as music therapy, horticultural therapy and nature-based mindfulness. Programs are based on the 12 steps as well as evidence-based treatments, targeting emotional, developmental, familial, social, physical, psychological and cultural factors that have played into the clients’ substance abuse.

The staff includes psychiatrists, medical directors specializing in addiction, licensed unit managers, RNs, counselors, dietitians, chaplains, fitness instructors, teachers (for adolescents), LCPCs, CADCs and LCSWs.

Residents are taught about their addictions and practice tools for dealing with sobriety. Treatment includes schooling (for adolescents, with a 1:14 teacher-student ratio), recreational therapy, experiential therapies, creative therapies, educational lectures, process groups, recovery meetings, 12-step groups, individual therapy, family counseling, coping skills groups and, for adolescents, the teaching of life skills.

Both PHP programs take place five days a week, with clients returning home on nights and weekends. Stays vary.

Adolescent IOP is available Monday through Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and 8:30 am to 5 pm on Fridays. Adult IOP is available on Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 9 pm and from 8 am to 5 pm on Fridays. Both only require clients to attend three hours a day for three days a week. The length of stay is dependent upon the individual needs of each client. IOP treatment involves topics like coping skills and planning for relapse prevention, education on addiction and its impacts, recovery management skills, anger management, sober support systems, managing errors in thinking and education on the effect of drugs on the body. Weekly drug screens are required for adolescents.

The adolescent program offers a weekend family program from Friday afternoon through Sunday at noon. Families are prepared to help clients maintain sobriety after release. Visiting hours are available at various scheduled times.

Internet-equipped devices are not allowed.

Aftercare may involve transition to one of Rosecrance’s sober living houses or connection to local support services.

Bonus Amenities

Adolescents participate in outdoor activities including softball, picnics and guided meditation sessions. Both groups have creative therapies available.


Both Rosecrance facilities offer step-down programs to help clients maintain sobriety and taper down until they are ready to recover without professional oversight. The luxurious campuses offer specialized services that are both holistic and evidence-based, giving clients the best of both worlds in treatment.


Griffin Williamson Campus

1601 N University Dr

Rockford, IL 61107

Harrison Campus

3815 Harrison Ave

Rockford, IL 61108


Rosecrance Cost: $22,620 (30 days, adult residency); accepts insurance. Find Rosecrance on YouTube and Facebook

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