Addiction and mental health recovery app ASCENT prepares for launch with special pre-launch campaign
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CLEVELAND, Ohio –– ASCENT, a continuing care solution (a mobile recovery app combined with 24/7/365 peer recovery coaching) that connects people in recovery or struggling with substance addiction or mental illness, will launch in January of 2018. The Ascent app will be free to download. Ascent is offering everyone a chance to sign-up for the recovery app in advance of the launch and get a sneak preview at ascent.org/launch. Anyone who takes advantage of this pre-launch opportunity during November and December will also have a chance to win $1,000 for the charity of his/her choice and an iPhone X.
“The recovery community is a close-knit group that loves to give back,” said Ascent founder Brian Bailys. “With the support we have already received from great organizations, we wanted to give back through a new pre-launch campaign.” The initial version of the Ascent solution, which has been used by treatment centers and drug courts for nearly two years, has seen great success. An outcomes study conducted by Case Western Reserve University reported a 20% increase in treatment completion for clients in an Intensive Outpatient Program, and the Ascent app has provided a great way for treatment facilities to stay in contact with clients post-treatment. “The early success we saw with these treatment centers validates our hypothesis regarding user engagement and is a key indicator we are ready to expand Ascent on a national basis to individuals in recovery, families/caregivers and people in active addiction,” Bailys said. “We have eliminated the major impediment to use of the Ascent app by making it free to consumers.”
The new Ascent app will be comprised of engaging features, including: a social component where users can connect with other people in recovery from around the country, be paired with other users who have similar interests and challenges through a proprietary matching algorithm, locate nearby meetings, track their recovery milestones, journal and take surveys to keep coaches informed of their progress, join groups of all different backgrounds to stay connected and share resources, and most importantly, have access to certified peer recovery coaches at the click of a button – 24/7/365.
Upon sign-up at ascent.org/launch, the user will immediately be directed to a Thank You page and receive an email that contains links to share on social media, through email, etc. Every time someone shares their link and a friend signs up, they get another chance at winning the grand prize. Ascent is also giving back to Ambassadors from all different backgrounds by rewarding them with similar prizes and charity contributions for helping spread the message and reach more people who could use the app. In addition, anyone who helps sign-up 10 people or more receives a limited edition Founding Member Coin that represents their involvement in the foundation of the app and mission. Interested Ambassadors can sign-up at ascent.org/ambassador. “Together, we can reach many of the millions of people in need and build a stronger recovery community,” Bailys said.
For more information about ASCENT, visit ascent.org.
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