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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


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, CIP, PR posted in Addiction Recovery


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


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


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


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


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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Four Ways You Can Support Your Loved One in Treatment

Sep 1, 2017 9:24:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in supporting loved one


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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Understanding Costs for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Aug 14, 2017 4:49:00 PM / by Jon Dower, CIP, PR posted in Addiction Recovery, insurance coverage


Many families struggle to understand the cost of their loved one’s treatment. How much will it cost? Of these costs, what will my insurance cover? Are there any hidden fees? Will this leave me bankrupt? The stress of having an addicted individual in the family can be daunting enough on its own, and adding the stress of financing high-quality treatment can leave families feeling paralyzed. Here are a few things that can help you better understand the cost to your family:
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5 Common Mistakes in Choosing an Addiction Treatment Center

Jul 5, 2017 9:33:00 AM / by Jon Dower, CIP, PR posted in Addiction Treatment Center

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Choosing the right addiction treatment center for your loved one is a daunting task. Whether you have already researched extensively, are just getting started, or are overwhelmed and ready to make a hasty decision, there are many common mistakes in this new and unfamiliar process, and the best choices aren't always obvious.

Our consulting services can help you find your way, but to get you started, here are the five most common mistakes in choosing an addiction treatment center:
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