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Self esteem might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of mental health services. But in reality, the way we view ourselves can have a significant impact on our mental well-being. Low self-esteem can stem from many causes, including a diagnosed mental health problem or past traumatic experiences such as domestic violence or...
The relationship between addiction and mental health is complicated, to say the least. In some cases, an individual’s depression or anxiety could cause them to turn to drug abuse as a coping mechanism. In other cases, someone’s dependence on drugs or alcohol could contribute to the development of a mental health problem. Past trauma or a genetic...
It is a common question that pops up in domestic violence cases: why do victims stay with their abuser, rather than seek help? While counseling and support services can help victims escape their situation, there are many factors that could cause an individual to remain in an abusive relationship. First are emotional factors. A victim may feel they...
It can be easy to feel discouraged when you read articles describing the horrific impact of family violence, drug abuse, and sexual assault in your local community. As disheartening as these events might be, however, you can make a difference when you volunteer at OneEighty.  Whether you work with housing and supportive services or victim advocacy...
Sexual assault is woefully underreported, quite often due to fear of undeserved social consequences, but occasionally due to a lack of understanding as to what constitutes sexual abuse. Quite often, individuals limit their definition of sexual assault to rape—and while rape certainly is sexual assault, it isn’t the only way in which someone might...
When trying to overcome the debilitating effects of substance abuse, many people turn to the help of 12-step programs to achieve sobriety. While attending such meetings may seem like an intimidating prospect, they can make a large difference on your path to recovery. So how do 12-step programs help you on the path to recovery? To begin with,...
In many cases, addiction doesn’t pop up overnight. An individual may begin experimenting with drugs and alcohol, only to find their use gradually increasing. Even when there don’t seem to be any immediate serious consequences with one’s drug use, continued substance abuse can quickly spiral into full-blown addiction. So what can you do if you’ve...
After a sexual assault, you might find yourself at a loss as to what you should do or where you can turn for help. The aftermath of this traumatic event should never be faced alone. While reaching out for help may seem frightening, it is essential to ensure that you get the support you need. Remember, you are not to blame for what happened—and as...
When people first begin abusing drugs or alcohol, they typically don’t understand how addiction can completely take over their life. Contrary to popular belief, addiction isn’t simply a choice—it’s a disease. Continued drug abuse alters the brain in ways that have a long-lasting impact, even when sobriety is achieved. The problem occurs in part...
Despite its widespread cultural acceptance, alcohol can have many negative consequences on your body’s health—especially when frequent alcohol abuse or alcoholism is involved. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body. Heavy drinking is perhaps most strongly associated with various liver problems, such as cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, and fatty...
Few forms of domestic violence are more tragic than child abuse. Whether the abuse involves physical injury, sexual abuse, or even physical and psychological neglect, these forms of maltreatment can have lasting consequences on a child’s well-being. In fact, various types of child abuse can contribute to future drug abuse, domestic violence,...
Because alcohol is so widely consumed, many people continue to overlook the dangerous impact alcohol abuse and alcoholism can have on someone’s life. As addiction services professionals note, however, the dangers of alcohol abuse can be quite alarming when you look at the facts. Short-Term Danger
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Domestic violence has serious and far-reaching consequences, both physically and emotionally. As such, it should hardly be surprising that a history of family violence can significantly impact child custody rulings in a divorce case. While isolated incidents of domestic violence don’t necessarily eliminate visitation rights for the abusive parent...
Do you want to make a difference in your community and help others escape the traumas of domestic violence and addiction? With volunteer opportunities at OneEighty, you can play an essential role as we work to change lives. We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities at OneEighty, ranging from simple tasks like taking care of cleaning and...
Women make incredible contributions both here in Wayne County and on a worldwide stage every day. At OneEighty, we recognize that women have made incredible progress over the years—especially when we take a look at history. Here are a few famous firsts for women in history: In 1924, Nellie Taloe Ross became the first woman to be elected as a...