The Climb

Drug Rehabilitation: Talking to Teens About Substance Use Disorder

Jul 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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Talking about substance use disorder can be uncomfortable for teens and parents. At Ascension Recovery Services, we want to make those conversations about substance use as easy as possible, as well as informative.

Read on to learn more about talking points you should have with your teen and how to have an open conversation.

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Recovery Boys - A Netflix Original

Jul 3, 2018 4:32:35 PM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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Recovery Boys - a Netflix original was released Friday, June 29th. The documentary film features four young West Virginians battling with substance use disorder (SUD) and their road to recovery at the farming-based rehab, Jacob's Ladder, located in Aurora, West Virginia.  

The film illustrates the strength, brotherhood and courage it takes to fight addiction and re-enter society. 

Read on to learn more about Recovery Boys

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How to Tell if Someone is Suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Jun 27, 2018 11:53:22 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment Center

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Many people suffer from substance use disorder (SUD), and it can be detrimental to one’s physical or mental health.

Read on to learn more about SUD and how you or a loved one can get help.

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Staging an Intervention. Why Hire an Addiction Professional?

Jun 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Jon Dower posted in Addiction Recovery

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Having a substance use disorder (SUD) is hard, especially on the individual who is suffering as well as their loved ones.

Hiring an addiction professional is advisable when dealing with a loved one’s SUD.

Read on to learn why.

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Substance Use Disorder Peer Recovery Program, WV PEERS, Launches

May 30, 2018 11:32:08 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in intensive outpatient program

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In an effort to decrease the number of opioid-associated overdoses (ODs) and OD deaths, West Virginia Peers Enhancing Recovery and Survival (WV PEERS), an addiction peer recovery program, launched in the Monongalia community in March 2018.

Read more about this program below. 

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When is it Time for an Alcohol Abuse Intervention?

May 17, 2018 9:19:16 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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Watching a loved one struggle with alcohol abuse can be hard.

Although you want to help and support them, it can be tough to figure out the best way to do so.

One of the most effective ways to care for your loved one is through an intervention, but planning one can be stressful.

Read to find out more about exactly what alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence is and how and when to plan a successful and productive intervention.

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Reintegrate Appalachia: A Workforce Re-Emloyment Initiative

May 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery, re-employment initiative

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Why is it so hard for recovering addicts to adjust to their new lives? For many, it can be because there’s no one within their community who understands what they are going through. They may feel like they are going through this experience alone, especially if they don’t have a job.

Reintegrate Appalachia is here to help. This program takes recovering addicts, gives them jobs and helps them build a community to help them through the journey.

Read on to learn more about this program.

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Welcome to Ascension Recovery Services

Apr 20, 2018 8:46:31 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment Center

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Welcome to Ascension Recovery Services! We’ve been expanding rapidly in response to the national opioid epidemic and would like to tell you about some of our services.

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Seven Major Signs of Alcohol Dependence

Dec 1, 2017 10:51:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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According to a 2015 study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse, 6.2% of adults had Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), which is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by a decreased ability to control alcohol use despite social, occupational, or health consequences. Those who have alcohol addiction are often unaware of the adverse effect their drinking has on their friends, family, and loved ones, as well as their own physical and mental health.
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Four Ways You Can Support Your Loved One in Treatment

Sep 1, 2017 9:24:00 AM / by Travis Watson, LPC posted in supporting loved one

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In my experience as a clinical manager at an inpatient drug and alcohol center, I have seen a lot of hardships that families face while their loved one is in treatment. Whether this is their first time in treatment or one of multiple inpatient stays, there are numerous efforts a family member can make to greatly support a loved one’s recovery.

You might think, “I’m not the addict, why should I do anything at all?” If you’re reading this, then you care enough to be informed on how to be appropriately involved and supportive. Here are several best practice efforts you can make to contribute toward your loved one’s treatment:
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