Ascension began when founder and CEO, Douglas M. Leech, recognized that quality options for addiction treatment were very limited, many communities have large gaps in care, and the drug epidemic in the United States was getting dramatically worse.
Mr. Leech’s personal recovery and passion to help those suffering from SUD led him to open the first sober living home in Morgantown, West Virginia along with a clinical intervention company that assisted families in finding hope, healing and appropriate affordable treatment options.
The two companies grew rapidly, expanding across West Virginia, the region and across the United States and attracting some of the best talent in the addiction services field.
The sober living home grew to a statewide sustainable non-profit corporation that operates recovery residences with robust peer driven services, a job creation and workforce reintegration program for West Virginian’s with SUD, and a network of peer recovery coaches providing broad SUD support services for SUD across West Virginia. The clinical intervention company grew into a national substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider & program developer, operating in 10 states. Individuals were thoughtfully brought on board to include those with experience in program development, counseling, addiction treatment, accounting, business, real estate, management, and social services.
Since Ascension’s formation, many successful projects have been completed across the country. We have assisted in the opening and improvement of IOPs, PHPs, RTCs, recovery residences, peer recovery coach networks, and SUD workforce development programs. Ascension continues to grow and partner with local organizations and groups to expand on Mr. Leech’s initial vision.
Ascension is proud of a growing list of successful treatment programs and individuals thriving in recovery.