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 […]

Goodbye letter to my addiction #2

Goodbye letter to my addiction #2

Saying goodbye to my addiction   Today, we have a special guest post from Danielle who has written a goodbye letter to her addiction. If you would like to share your goodbye letter to your addiction, you can send it to wfoley@ascent.org Dear Addiction,     It started out as fun, my weekend companion, I […]

How Social Media is Aiding Recovery

How Social Media is Aiding Recovery

Social Media’s Impact on Recovery         As ubiquitous as it has become on the cultural landscape, the narrative surrounding social media is not always positive. A large part of the issue is that social media can so easily be weaponized. There have been numerous news reports about teens getting bullied on social […]

The Key to Finding a Job After Rehab

The Key to Finding a Job After Rehab

What is the key to finding a job after rehab?         It’s often said that getting sober is the easiest part of the recovery process. By comparison, staying sober is what takes the most effort.     Fortunately, addiction treatment programs help individuals to learn the skills and strategies that are required […]

Meet Us at She Recovers in NYC

Meet Us at She Recovers in NYC

The event that women from all over have been anxiously waiting for is almost here. She Recovers is an event taking place in New York City from May 5 – 7, 2017. The name is pretty self-explanatory, but for anyone not familiar with the organization, She Recovers hosts events and workshops for women in recovery […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]