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Are You or Your Loved One Experiencing the 7 Major Signs of Alcohol Dependence?

May 12, 2022 12:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly 15 million people ages 12 and older had an alcohol use disorder in 2019. AUD 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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Addiction Treatment Modalities to Use in Treatment Programs

Sep 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment Center, Addiction Recovery

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Often, families with loved ones who are struggling from addiction feel they have tried all of their options to help their loved one. Families attempt to control their loved one’s substance abuse through efforts such as talking with their loved one about their use, managing their environment, participation in previous detox or treatment attempts, etc. An individual experiencing a substance use disorder may undergo a variety of treatment options. 

As a healthcare provider, it is your duty to help family members and those affected by addiction to find the right care option that best fits their unique treatment needs. There are different forms of therapy that can be explored with an individual.

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Finding Addiction Treatment for Your Loved One

Jul 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment Center, Addiction Recovery, Addiction

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Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease that gets worse over time if not treated properly.  Recovery is not easy, but it is possible. At Ascension Recovery Services, our encouraging and certified team of professionals are here to help you. We can contribute to your loved one’s recovery through our customized treatment solutions. 

Our clinical professionals can provide an intervention, assessments and other services needed to make the appropriate recommendations on what type of treatment your loved one should receive. Long-term recovery success rates increase when treatment programs are paired with extended maintenance programs for recovery integration.

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What Are the Signs of a Drug Overdose?

Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery, Addiction, Overdose

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The cause of a drug overdose is either by accidental overdose or by intentional misuse. According to the National Vital Statistics System, in 2017, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States.

Read on to learn about signs of a drug overdose.

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Addiction Treatment Program Development: WVU Medicine Center for Hope and Healing

Mar 27, 2019 10:09:56 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment Center, Addiction Recovery, intensive outpatient program, program development, residential treatment center

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On March 4, 2019, WVU Medicine launched its new facility the WVU Medicine Center for Hope and Healing, a medically managed withdrawal stabilization and residential treatment center for individuals affected by substance use disorders (SUD).

WVU Medicine and the WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry already offer a comprehensive menu of outpatient services for people with SUD, and the addition of withdrawal management and 28-day rehabilitation completes the in-house continuum of care for these disorders. The Center is a 29,305 square-foot addiction treatment facility that offers 12 beds for subacute medically managed withdrawal residential care and 30 beds for residential care up to 28 days.

Ascension Recovery Services was honored to work with WVU Medicine, WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry to help develop this program.Read on to learn more about the residential treatment center, and how Ascension helped.

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Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Mar 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery, intervention

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Is drug addiction considered a mental illness? Addiction disturbs the brain, which then challenges an individual's needs and desires replacing them with new priorities like procuring substances to use. 

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, lists criteria for SUDs, as well as distinguishes the differences of severity levels of substance misuse.

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Enabling Behavior: Are You Enabling Your Child?

Feb 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery, Addiction

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If your child is using substances (drugs and alcohol), you may have been told that there are certain things you do for them are “enabling.” This can be hard because all you want to do is help them.

Read on to learn about what enabling is, signs of enabling and how to break the cycle.

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Impaired Driving Month Awareness: Risks, Consequences and Prevention

Dec 5, 2018 2:56:36 PM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in Addiction Recovery

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December is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol impaired driver every day.

Learn more about impaired driving and measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol impaired driving.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Nov 7, 2018 11:15:25 AM / by Jon Dower, CIP, PR posted in Addiction Recovery

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Recovery from addiction can be hard, and even scary, especially if a person with substance use disorder (SUD) or their family member is unsure of what they should be doing or looking for.

At Ascension Recovery Services, we want to make sure that we are educating others about all aspects of recovery, from a person just looking for resources or for someone who is at the end of their treatment.

Keep reading to learn about some of the commonly asked questions we receive, such as, but not limited to:

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Being Called Upon: Seeking Recovery Services for a Loved One

Oct 10, 2018 11:03:02 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in supporting loved one, Addiction Recovery

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Early in the summer, we received an email from a family member of a patient we were able to place in treatment through our services. He said that he was compelled to write this.

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