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The Climb

Getting Recovery Treatment While Being a Student

Oct 3, 2018 9:38:32 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services posted in supporting loved one, Addiction Recovery


As a college student, it is most often seen as a “rite of passage” to partake in alcohol and substance use. For many students, this can lead to alcohol and drug abuse and addiction.

Due to everyday life issues, mental health concerns and the feeling of needing to keep up with the “college lifestyle,” many students enter into a revolving cycle of use and abuse. And, when they are ready to seek help, and recover--many universities may not be equipped to offer support or recovery services.

Read on to learn more about the difference between students in recovery and still using, how to support them during this time and the WVU Collegiate program developed through Ascension Recovery Services.

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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


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


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


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


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


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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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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