How to Deal With the Guilt of Your Past In Recovery

How to Deal With the Guilt of Your Past In Recovery

Overcoming the guilt of your past in recovery     When you’re in early recovery, there are so many things to worry about. You’re battling physical symptoms along with constant cravings. You barely have time for guilt. But once the physical symptoms subside and you get a small handle on cravings, it’s as if you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

The Importance of National Recovery Month     September 1st marks the beginning of the 27th National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is intended as a month to educate the American population on the benefits that substance abuse treatment and other mental health services can offer to those struggling with substance abuse problems or mental […]

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 […]

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 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 peer recovery coach profile: Shawn Pasch

Ascent peer recovery coach profile: Shawn Pasch

How Shawn Pasch went from struggling with addiction to leading others to sobriety 2016 is already off to a great start for the recovery industry. There are exciting things happening all around the world with the addiction recovery community. Even many of the presidential candidates understand how important the addiction issue is and have made […]

The way we think about addiction is wrong

The way we think about addiction is wrong

 What is the real cause of addiction? For so long, there has been a negative stigma placed on addiction. Instead of being viewed as a disease, many claim that “addicts” simply don’t have a desire to stop using. It has been perceived as more of a self-control issue where users are looked down upon or […]