Ashley Lingwall began working in the substance use disorder field after her own personal struggle with addiction inspired her to assist others struggling with this deadly disease. Ashley has remained sober since 2008, and an employee of Ascend since 2012. Ashley first became the Resident Manager of our sober living facility and remained there for the following 5 years. It was at this level of care that Ashley found her true passion, which inspired her to enroll in the Master of Social Work Program at the University of Utah. Ashley is currently working as a therapist intern at our residential facility and plans to continue working with Ascend once she graduates in May.

Outside of Ascend, Ashley has worked vigorously to educate the public about the current opioid epidemic, as well as the life saving treatments that are available. In doing so, Ashley hopes to provide some much needed education to family members and loved ones that may potentially save lives as well as help to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction.