Addiction-recovery solution ASCENT hires first wave of virtual peer recovery team and announces first customers

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – January 29, 2016 – ASCENT, an addiction-recovery solution that combines 24/7/365 virtual support from experienced peer recovery coaches with an outcomes documented mobile app has completed their coaching hiring process and have announced their first customers.

ASCENT underwent an extensive interview process in order to find the best peer recovery coaches for the launch of the ASCENT solution. This first wave of coaches will be instrumental in supporting the initial customers.

Customers to ASCENT include the Lake County Drug Court, the Chardon Municipal Court and New Directions. New Directions provides treatment to chemically dependent adolescents and their families dealing with emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric needs.

“We are proud to be a part of this historic moment in the recovery industry”, commented Mike Matoney, the CEO of New Directions. “We will be the first to have access to the ASCENT solution and experience 24/7/365 addiction-recovery support.”

“A vital part of the Lake County Drug Court program is to encourage participants in building a strong support network for successful recovery,” said Dr. Dennis Michelson, the Lake County Drug Court Treatment Manager. “The services offered through Ascent allow our participants to have instant contact with a trained peer counselor 24 hours a day – seven days a week.”


“Our peer recovery coaches are extremely grateful for the opportunity to help a peer in need, as they share in lived experiences,” said Brian Bailys, Founder of ASCENT and a person in recovery. “The peer recovery coaches are focused on the mission, passionate about what they do, and are well trained. These coaches are ready to help make a difference.”


Studies show that people with addiction have better results with recovery if they are constantly around like-minded people. ASCENT provides people in recovery with constant support from others who genuinely care about their well-being. ASCENT is not meant to replace rehabilitation, rather it is an enhancement to existing programs. Someone is not always able to be there in person, especially after leaving treatment. With ASCENT, however, support will always be accessible.


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