The Climb

Substance Use and Mental Health Grant Writing Services

Sep 19, 2018 3:08:33 PM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in program development

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When a government agency or private foundation fund your treatment and recovery programs, it is called a grant. Grants support critical treatment and recovery initiatives, innovative research and more. 

Ascension Recovery Services (ARS) has written many state, federal and private foundation grants that have received funding. In the past year, we have been awarded millions of dollars in grant funds. Currently, we are applying for tens of millions of dollars through our work with large healthcare systems, community hospitals and smaller organizations providing mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Keep reading to learn about the grant lifecycle, getting started, eligibility and more.

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ARS Expanded Their Team In 2018 To Better Serve Their Clients

Aug 28, 2018 3:04:13 PM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment Center

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Ascension Recovery Services (ARS) expanded their team in 2018 to include four peer recovery coaches (PRC), one licensed marriage & family therapist, a controller and one LPC and certified trauma therapist working in program development.

The PRCs are:

  • Dan McCawley
  • Morgan Henson
  • Stephanie Klemp
Anne Christopher is serving as a controller, Maureen Marko is the licensed marriage and family therapist and Jason Batten is our LPC and certified trauma therapist working in program development

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What Does it Take to Be a Successful Treatment Center?

Aug 22, 2018 11:30:03 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in program development

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Anyone can open a treatment center; however, not everyone can keep a treatment center open and running successfully.

Why do treatment centers, such as Elements Behavioral Health (EBH), who recently filed for bankruptcy, fail?

Read on to learn more.

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ARS Hires Bill Coleman, Past Director of Clinical Services at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Aug 14, 2018 10:10:39 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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Ascension Recovery Services (ARS) hired Bill Coleman, past director of clinical services at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, addiction treatment and advocacy organization.

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Developing a Substance Use Disorder Treatment Center?

Aug 8, 2018 12:44:45 PM / by Travis Watson, LPC posted in intensive outpatient program, sober living home, program development, residential treatment center

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So your heart is in the right place. You want to help others that are struggling with one of the biggest issues facing the United States, but you’re not sure exactly what to do.

This blog is intended to shed some light on the process of opening a substance use disorder treatment center and what is needed prior to its operation.

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment: Alcoholism Signs

Jul 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment Center

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Alcoholism is a serious matter. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older had alcoholism use disorder.

There are several warning signs that can indicate you or a loved one is suffering from alcoholism. Read on to learn more, as well as treatment options.

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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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