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The path to recovery is unique to each individual, but one fact remains consistent no matter what your situation: for lasting success, a strong support system is essential. Many individuals start building a support system while undergoing substance abuse counseling, which is an excellent starting point for building relationships with people who...
Here at OneEighty, we love celebrating the diverse cultures of our community. That’s why we’re excited for the upcoming start of National Hispanic Heritage Month! Going from September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about the positive contributions Hispanic Americans have made to Ohio...
Even with the help of professional drug counseling services, it can sometimes be hard to stay hopeful while trying to recover from addiction. Everyone faces roadblocks to their success—things that keep them from making as much progress as they’d like. While it can sometimes be challenging, holding on to hope is the best way to ensure a successful...
Helping a loved one recover from the devastating impact of drug and alcohol abuse can be challenging and time-consuming. Despite the challenges, helping someone break free from the shackles of addiction can be one of the most rewarding things you ever experience. But how can you best care for a loved one who is in recovery? Smart planning can make...
We all know that regular exercise, a balanced diet, and getting the right amount of sleep can help to maintain our physical health. But what can you do to help maintain your mental health? There are plenty of things! We’d like to share some of our favorite ways to maintain balance for your mental health. You’ve heard the golden rule to “treat...
We believe that it’s important to never underestimate the power of community. According to the Foundations Recovery Network, addiction, abuse and mental illness can all make people feel isolated. A strong community and support network can help to change that. This is why our Community Health & Wellness Department works by building coalitions...
Did you know that August 26th is celebrated as Women’s Equality Day? Every year, Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony was arrested and fined for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election. The women's suffrage amendment was first introduced...
Women’s Equality Day is very much about celebrating the achievements that women have made within society. It is just as importantly, however, an opportunity for us to take stock of the ways that inequality and discrimination may still exist so that we work to eradicate them and guarantee equal rights for all people. So, what are some ways that you...
There has never been and will never be another person on this planet quite like you. You have so much to offer the world. So, how can you become the best version of yourself? First, there is no “secret” or one way to reach your full potential. What works for one person may not work exactly the same for another. So, remember that your journey doesn...
According to Recovery.Org, it’s very common for family members and friends to act in ways that enable the behavior of addicts in a ways that leads to further substance abuse and destruction. Enabling behavior include things like repeatedly lending them money or bailing them out of jail, lying to cover up for them or blaming others for their...
The old saying goes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true in so many situations in life, and it’s very much true when it comes to substance abuse and addiction. While addiction is a disease, like many (but not all) diseases, there are preventative steps that you can take to stay healthy -- especially if you have a...
The statistics are harrowing: According to current national statistics on sexual violence, one in four women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. One in six women and one in thirty-three men will experience attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and in eight out of ten rape cases, the victim knows the...
According to Dr. Neel Burton, there are concrete ways that you can start building your self-confidence today. Low self-esteem can have many causes and affect people at different points in life. Childhood trauma, neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse can all cause low self-esteem beginning very young. As you get older, low self-esteem can be...
Empowering yourself is part of a lifelong journey and a key aspect of mental health. A recent article we came across made some insightful and truly helpful suggestions for empowering yourself to make changes in your life by being aware of how your mindset influences your life -- and taking steps to change that mindset when it begins to limit you....
The most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting roughly 40 million adults, is anxiety disorder. There are different types of anxiety disorders, which have causes that are both genetic and environmental. Anxiety disorders can also occur with other mental health conditions, such as depression, substance abuse and eating...