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The Climb

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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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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Staging an Intervention. Why Hire an Addiction Professional?

Jun 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Jon Dower, CIP, PR 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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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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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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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

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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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