Why Addiction Doesn’t Define You

Why Addiction Doesn’t Define You

You are not your addiction       Not long ago, anyone who found themselves addicted to drugs would become an instant social outcast. They were labeled as derelicts without any drive or ambition.   People saw their manipulative behaviors as part of their personalities instead of what they really are: part of a disease. […]

The Benefits of Peer Coaching and a Support Network

The Benefits of Peer Coaching and a Support Network

Peer coaching and a support network help in recovery         Anyone who is about to embark on a long and difficult journey would benefit from some moral support. Recovering addicts are no exception.     People who are recovering from substance abuse struggle with temptation and withdrawal symptoms daily. It helps to […]

The Importance of Self Care

The Importance of Self Care

Why it is important to prioritize self-care       It is so easy in the fast paced modern society that we live in to forget to stop, breath, and take care of ourselves. We can get so caught up in the daily goings on, the schedules, and the obligations that we completely neglect the […]

How Stigma Affects Recovery

How Stigma Affects Recovery

The stigma of addiction and mental illness   As far as we’ve come as a society in our understanding of addiction there is still an overarching societal stigma that comes with being an addict or an alcoholic. The pervasive thought being that addicts and alcoholics are some shadowy figures lurking around the corner ready to […]

Ascent app recovery coach profile: Chris Hall

Ascent app recovery coach profile: Chris Hall

The story of recovery coach: Chris Hall As Ascent continues to grow and expand to new treatment centers, we are constantly reminded just how invaluable our coaches and support team are. Without recovery coaches and supervisors being accessible 24/7/365, Ascent wouldn’t be what it is. These coaches make it possible for people in recovery to […]

Addiction Recovery App at the Ohio Recovery Conference

Addiction Recovery App at the Ohio Recovery Conference

Ascent’s presentation at the 2016 Ohio Recovery Conference   Ohio’s 2016 Recovery Conference is quickly approaching. This conference will take place on June 1-2, 2016 and offer education to individuals in recovery and their family members throughout Ohio. This year’s hosts are the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Department of Mental […]

New addiction-recovery solution ASCENT poised for behavioral health breakthrough

New addiction-recovery solution ASCENT poised for behavioral health breakthrough

CLEVELAND, Ohio — ASCENT, a new addiction-recovery solution that blends interactive mobile technology with personal peer coaching, aims to radically improve the success for adults and adolescents in recovery from substance abuse. Founder Brian Bailys this week announced the launch of ASCENT as well as an upcoming campaign on Fundable, a crowd-sourced business investment platform. ASCENT links […]