Substance Use Counseling


At ASCEND, we provide education on the disease of addiction and the process of recovery through individual counseling and group sessions facilitated by a licensed counselor.

Outpatient Services

 ASAM Level 1.0

Programming for this Level of Care consists of  individual and group counseling, random and routine urine drug testing, case management, peer support and participation in community recovery supports.

Intensive Outpatient Services

 ASAM Level 2.1

Programming for this Level of Care consists of  9-15 hours of weekly group and individual counseling, random and routine urine drug testing, case management, peer support and participation in community recovery supports.

Services

  • Intake
  • Biopsychosocial Assessment
  • Medical Screening
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Case Management
  • Transportation
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Peer Support
  • GeneSight Testing
  • on site MARA meetings (Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous)

Medication Assisted Treatment

ASCEND’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program combines behavioral therapy and FDA approved medications to treat moderate to severe Opioid Use Disorder.

The MAT program includes regularly scheduled evaluations by our team of medical professionals to ensure medication effectiveness and to assess the ongoing needs of our clients.  Clients engage in weekly individual and group counseling sessions, as well as case-management services, peer support services, and community recovery support activities.  The MAT program is integrated into the ASAM Levels of Care offered at ASCEND.

The team at ASCEND is dedicated to providing Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, while at the same time assuring that the medication is neither diverted nor misused.  We accomplish this by utilizing both scheduled and random urine drug tests, random medication counts, observed daily medication dosing during any period of stabilization, and prescription verification via the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).