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The Climb

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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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

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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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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

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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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