What is addiction, really?
the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
“Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self-control and hamper his or her ability to resist intense impulses to take drugs (Drugabuse.gov).” This is something that most of us already know. Treatment for addiction, however, has many different avenues. Different people have developed different theories over a long period of time about the best ways to treat addiction (and mental illness). While there is no one absolute method to completely cure addiction, we believe in customizing a recovery plan for each individual and providing them with 24/7/365 support, right at their fingertips. That is why the Ascent solution is available for anyone in recovery who wants support on their terms.
“Treatment approaches that are tailored to each patient’s drug abuse patterns and any co-occurring medical, psychiatric, and social problems can lead to sustained recovery and a life without drug abuse (Drugabuse.gov).” The video below shows how people in recovery can use the Ascent app to stay in touch with peers and coaches whenever they need it, avoid tempting locations, find nearby meetings and get immediate help.
Ascent is developing a community where anyone in recovery who is seeking a support system in order to remain on the path of recovery can obtain access to that whenever they need it, right on their phone. Meetings, therapy and rehab are all great ways to treat addiction, but now you no longer need to wait for the support you need. Ascent is an enhancement to traditional recovery methods that provides users with everything they need to stay in recovery, long after they leave rehab, treatment, or their latest meeting.
As a community, we are always striving to connect our peers while also reaching out to others in the recovery world. One way to show off your recovery pride while also connecting with others is by snagging an Ascent tee. Everyone talks about how important creating awareness is. It’s the actual action that makes a difference though. Wear your recovery with pride! You never know who might see this and how it might motivate them to pursue recovery as well. Everyone is welcome at Ascent.
You can purchase the Ascent solution today and get a 10-day free trial to make sure it is everything you are looking for in an addiction-recovery app. We will customize the recovery plan to fit your needs and there will always be a recovery coach available for you. We truly believe that “it’s not work, it’s life.” Recovery is a lifetime and your treatment plan should mirror that. If you have any questions about the addiction-recovery app Ascent, please reach out on our contact page at Ascent.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.