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Of the many issues that negatively affect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, a lack of awareness by the general public may be the most harmful of all. When others don’t understand the seriousness of the problem, it becomes difficult for victims to receive the support they need. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to bring...
Here at OneEighty, we believe that developing a sense of equality that extends to all groups within our service area is essential for building a stronger community, state, and nation. Quite simply, when we tolerate differences in background and opinion, we learn to treat others with fairness and civility. We believe that equality makes a...
In our challenging world, it’s more important than ever to teach children how to be mentally strong. Mental health services professionals note that taking key steps early during your child’s development can help them deal with setbacks and make healthier life choices. Teaching children to be mentally strong helps them find effective solutions to...
Domestic violence is a serious problem, and quite often, victims feel completely helpless and unable to seek help. This makes it essential for family and friends to learn the signs of domestic violence and sexual abuse—so that they can step in and help at-risk individuals get the help they need. Naturally, the most obvious signs of domestic...
Here at OneEighty, we believe it is important to celebrate the contributions of all members of our society. Because of this, we’re proud to support LGBT History Month during the month of October. The purpose of LGBT History Month is to celebrate the many contributions LGBT individuals have made throughout the history of our country and the world,...
When the topic of domestic abuse comes up, we typically think of sexual violence and other forms of physical assault. However, while often overlooked, the impact of emotional abuse can be just as harmful. So, what is emotional abuse? Emotional abuse can sometimes be paired with physical violence, but it essentially boils down to one person...
Our society tends to put a lot of focus on physical health. While there’s nothing wrong with taking steps to improve your physical fitness and live a healthy lifestyle, this often causes mental health concerns to be overlooked. This shouldn’t be the case. Mental health services professionals note that between 15 and 20 percent of youth experience...
Domestic violence is one of the most pernicious problems our society faces, yet it is rarely talked about. This shouldn’t be the case, as domestic violence and sexual abuse become a seemingly insurmountable threat when it feels like nobody is listening. In an effort to shed light on the horrific impact domestic violence has on families, October is...
Alcoholism and drug abuse can have a severe harmful impact on many aspects of an individual’s life. While it may be tempting to focus solely on the physical part of achieving sobriety, understanding the other elements of recovery are essential for lasting success. Physical Recovery: As long as an individual does not consume drugs...
Seeing a loved one struggle with the devastating consequences of addiction can be especially hard on family members. You may wonder what, if anything, you can do to help them overcome their substance abuse issues. While seeking professional help is a must, there are a few things you can do to help your loved one deal with addiction. First, it is...
Among the many tools used to combat addiction, housing and supportive services are noted as being some of the best for helping individuals achieve lasting sobriety. But what is it that makes recovery housing so effective in treating addiction? The following benefits help illustrate its positive impact: Structure: One of the...
Seeing a loved one succumb to drug abuse can be one of the hardest things you ever go through. Naturally, your first concern should be finding a way to get them into a substance abuse treatment program so they can overcome their addiction. However, successfully getting them started on the path to recovery requires that you act carefully. With this...
Recognizing you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is the first step toward recovery, but what comes after that? Many people struggle with determining what their next steps should be on the path to overcoming addiction. After recognizing that you have a problem, you need to start taking key steps to remove harmful influences from your life. For...
Here at OneEighty, we’re excited for the upcoming opportunity to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 to October 15, Ohio and the rest of the United States has the chance to learn more about Hispanic American culture and the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to our country over the years. But how did this...
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...