The Benefits of Technology in Recovery

The Benefits of Technology in Recovery

When you hear about technology and addiction, it may bring up thoughts of zombified teenagers staring obsessively at their electronic devices. Smartphone addiction is real. But smartphones aren’t always the problem. Sometimes, smartphones can be a solution for addiction.     Although we haven’t found a way to virtualize addiction treatment plans completely, and maybe […]

How Connection and Community Combat Addiction

How Connection and Community Combat Addiction

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the relationship between human connection and addiction. It may have been sparked by a popular TED talk by British Journalist Johann Hari where he concludes that addiction is not a substance disorder but a social disorder.   People who become addicts tend to lack deep social connections […]

The Dangers that Synthetic Opioids Pose

The Dangers that Synthetic Opioids Pose

Opioid abuse and the dangerous epidemic       It is no secret that synthetic opioids have become a huge problem in this country, to the point where President Obama has addressed the issue in an attempt to raise awareness among the population about the potential epidemic that we have on our hands. He has […]

Can addiction really lead to this?

Can addiction really lead to this?

Addiction and its Effect on Suicide   Addiction and suicide sometimes, unfortunately, goes hand and hand. A person caught in the depths of addiction can often times see no way out and as a result, believe that their only option is to commit suicide. This is always an extremely sad thing to hear, not only […]

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 […]

A Goodbye Letter To My Addiction

A Goodbye Letter To My Addiction

Goodbye, addiction…   Many of us would love to write a goodbye letter to our addictions. It’s a good exercise to voice how addiction made you feel and how you feel now that you are in recovery. And if you are still trying to find recovery, well then, it’s a great way to start that […]

An Open Letter To Those With Mental Illness

An Open Letter To Those With Mental Illness

An open letter to those with mental illness   Guest blog by Lindsey Frazier     Dear reader,   I am so terribly sorry that you suffer from mental illness, but know that you are not alone. I, too, know the stigma that comes along with having mental illness and I know just how hard […]

Addiction-recovery treatment plans that work

Addiction-recovery treatment plans that work

An addiction-recovery treatment plan       As a post-parent coach, Jane Adams PhD, has counseled many parents who’ve had to cope with a young adult’s substance abuse. She has followed them through the bewildering array of options for addicts, ranging from in-patient rehab to day treatment, 12-step programs to individualized or family therapy. Depending […]

A new type of addiction-recovery app: The Ascent solution

A new type of addiction-recovery app: The Ascent solution

What is addiction, really? ad·dic·tion əˈdikSH(ə)n/ noun noun: addiction; plural noun: addictions 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 […]

Ideas that Work: Fighting the Drug Epidemic

Ideas that Work: Fighting the Drug Epidemic

Organizations fighting the drug epidemic There are informational and inspiring events taking place all over the country pertaining to mental health and the drug epidemics. In Ohio alone, we are seeing more of these type of events pop up. As we look to continue to learn and spread the word about the Ascent solution, we have […]

The Impact of the National Rx Drug Summit

The Impact of the National Rx Drug Summit

This year’s National Rx Drug Summit in Atlanta kicked off on March 28th and goes through March 31st. The Summit is the largest collaboration of professionals in the nation from all different industries impacted by Rx drug abuse. The event was organized by Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers and consisted of some powerful panels.   One […]

9 Reasons Why Mental Health Is So Important

9 Reasons Why Mental Health Is So Important

  Mental illnesses are prevalent in the world today and can lead to a variety of other conditions. Despite the efforts of many organizations to create awareness about mental illnesses and the importance of mental health, there still seems to be a lack of knowledge on the subject for many. In order to better explain […]

What is the Ascent Solution?

What is the Ascent Solution?

Sometimes when people in an industry are around like-minded people all the time, certain things are assumed. This can be isolating to people who aren’t accustomed to the same jargon and day-to-day activities. In order to prevent this from happening with our product, we are providing a brief and simple breakdown of exactly what the […]

Ascent solution peer-recovery coach profile: Denny Wilson

Ascent solution peer-recovery coach profile: Denny Wilson

Ascent solution now available for pre-order Now that the Ascent solution has been available for some time to addiction-recovery treatment centers and drug courts–and it is now officially available to consumers as well–our peer-recovery coaches have had an opportunity to connect with the first set of peers signed on. The coaches have enjoyed getting to […]

Ascent solution now available for individuals

Ascent solution now available for individuals

Ascent is grateful for the feedback on its B2B launch It has now been over a month since the launch of the Ascent solution and we are blown away by the reception it has received thus far. Not only did several treatment centers and organizations choose to utilize the Ascent solution for their clients in […]

Ascent solution featured in the New York Times

Ascent solution featured in the New York Times

How Ascent is enhancing recovery methods It has been an exciting year so far for Ascent. First, we launched the Ascent solution for treatment centers and organizations to offer their clients post-treatment. Then, we were able to hire an amazing team of peer recovery coaches with lived-experience. After that, we announced the first set of […]

Addiction-recovery solution ASCENT hires first wave of virtual peer-recovery team and announces first customers

Addiction-recovery solution ASCENT hires first wave of virtual peer-recovery team and announces first customers

The Ascent solution is live with its first peer-recovery coaches and clients   CLEVELAND, Ohio – February 2, 2016 – ASCENT, an addiction-recovery solution that combines 24/7/365 virtual support from experienced peer-recovery coaches with an outcomes documented mobile app has completed their coaching hiring process and have announced their first customers. ASCENT underwent an extensive […]