Our Mission at ASCENT is to provide sustained recovery management in a faith based environment that encourages a generation2014 Recovery Support Provider Award ASCENT Recovery Residenc of young men and women to develop the integrity, self-discipline, work ethic and attitude to become productive members of society. Our Vision at ASCENT is to help change lives of young men and women so they will have the skills and the heart to meet the needs of their children, wives, husbands, partners, community, and society. This can be done by giving them tools and the support required to develop honesty, integrity, respect – for self and others – interpersonal and vocational skills needed to create in them a work ethic and a desire to continually strive to improve their lives, and those around them. Please call us at (417) 529-9368, or email us here.

The Recovery Support Outstanding Performer Award is being presented to ASCENT Recovery Residences in Joplin, MO. Since joining Missouri’s Access to Recovery (ATR) grant program in 2008 as a faith-based recovery support provider ASCENT has operated with the utmost integrity. Their successful consumer outcome demonstrates their commitment to helping individuals with substance use disorders achieve and maintain recovery. The percentage of consumers abstinent after six months of engagement in services with ASCENT stands at 85% compared to a 50% abstinence rate at intake. Ninety-seven percent of their consumers are socially connected at their six month followup check, and ASCENT has an incredible 275% increase in consumer employment outcomes six months following engagement services.


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Dealing with “Demons”

Dealing with “Demons” By: Anson Burlingame October 23, 2014 Go to http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2014/10/23/elizabeth-vargas-returns-to-abc/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl17%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D550698 and read another story of another celebrity coming out of rehab. How little does the general public understand what that attractive, professionally successful woman endures in her mind. No article can explain it nor can a Tweeter sentence do anything at all to educate the public about what goes on in her head. Broadly written, this blog speaks to mental health, from a layman perspective. Far more people than one can imagine deal with “demons” in their heads. As well how to mitigate, control such “demons” remains a huge but seldom mentioned problem in American society. There are many different forms of demons, like the killer kid in Ct. through the hopeless drunk on the street, to professionals with a false face on how they really feel, to the “upset” kid in a school classroom. What to do across the spectrum of behavior remains a very difficult question, with no sound bite or easy answers for solutions. But I will say, American society is not coming close to even mitigating such issues, much less solving them. Which would help America more, just today? Would a cure for Ebola help more than finding a way for Elizabeth Vargas to deal with her demons and the millions just like her? Just go read any newspaper or watch TV to get that answer, the priorities demanded by Americans. I only address the “easier” problem, easier in the view of most Americans, of helping Vargas to mitigate her problems. I leave the far more dangerous and public issues concerning crazy gunmen,... read more

ASCENT has helped change the lives of many women and men in the Joplin area, and strives to continue this tradition through addiction and recovery efforts. The staff is educated, and honored for their work in the community. The board is caring, and supportive of the tremendous progress ASCENT has made in the area. Women and men come from all over to temporarily live in one of the ASCENT houses, learn how to get sober, and are then better equipped with tools to relearn how to live life sober.

It’s all through the ASCENT program!

Kate M.