Surviving Our Losses and Continuing Everday, INC, also known as “S.O.L.A.C.E.,” originally began in 2010 as a small grief support group in Portsmouth, Ohio for people who had suffered the loss of a loved one to the disease of addiction. This passionate group of people often traveled together seeking ways to prevent others from enduring the same losses and paint that they had experienced. This resulted in chapters of “S.O.L.A.C.E.” support groups being created in other communities.

In 2011, “S.O.L.A.C.E.” gained recognition as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and began the process of becoming a state certified outpatient provider for substance use disorders. In 2015, the agency acquired certification by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMHAS) to operate as a Prevention Program and an Outpatient Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Program.

To provide emphasis upon the mission of our agency, in 2017 we began doing business as ASCEND Counseling and Recovery Services. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based practices in the field of Behavioral/Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder treatment services.

In 2019, ASCEND gained a three year accredidation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

ASCEND Counseling and Recovery Services serves all clients, regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.

ASCEND does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, creed, citizenship, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, developmental disability, genetic information, human immunodeficiency virus status, or in any manner prohibited by local, state or federal laws.