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One of the greatest challenges many individuals face is creating a positive and open-minded approach to life. At OneEighty, we’ve seen how trauma, cycles of domestic abuse and addiction often leave people feeling trapped in a close-minded sphere where they think that change is impossible. They may judge themselves or others unfairly because of...
When we hear the words “sustainable lifestyle,” we’re often tempted to think of “going green” or living a more environmentally-conscious life. And while these ideas certainly contribute to sustainability, here at OneEighty, we believe there is also an emotional aspect to living a sustainable lifestyle. So what are the keys towards living a...
At OneEighty, we know that it isn’t always easy to escape the perils of substance abuse and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, overcoming addiction and implementing other positive wellness habits are essential steps for enjoying a long and healthy life. In fact, research has found that four lifestyle factors contribute to one-third of...
Whether you’ve been the victim of domestic violence or have been struggling with addiction, few tools are more important on your road to recovery than counseling. Counseling can play a crucial role in helping you overcome the mental and emotional challenges associated with your situation so you can make lasting, positive changes. What is it that...
While the disease model of addiction continues to be popular today, many scientists argue that one’s likelihood of developing a substance abuse problem—and their ability to break free of it—isn’t based on genetics alone. While genetics can certainly play a role in increasing one’s risk of addiction, the ability to develop self control also plays a...
At One Eighty, we believe that increasing awareness of the issues surrounding substance abuse and domestic violence are essential for improving our community’s health and wellness. The better our local citizens understand the challenges surrounding these issues, as well as what can be done to resolve them, the better equipped we’ll all be to...
Whether you’re struggling with the impact of a loved one’s substance abuse or trying to escape family violence, peace can seem impossible to find. As hard as it may seem to find peace in a chaotic situation, it is possible. Many people find peace by making time for silence. Get away from your cell phone, the TV, Twitter, and other media and get to...
Many individuals understand that their substance abuse is having a negative impact on their life, but they don’t know how they can escape it. Some may realize that addiction is causing a problem when loved ones stage an intervention.  Others may recognize it too late, when it has caused them to lose everything they once held close.  Regardless of...
We don’t always fully appreciate the long-term consequences of our actions—and this is especially true when it comes to habits that impact our physical health. The sooner you take steps to break these habits, the less likely it is that you’ll suffer from the severe health issues that often follow. Naturally, substance abuse of any kind is a...
Here at OneEighty, we believe that diversity should be celebrated and we welcome and help people from all walks of life. We’re excited to see our community, Ohio and our great nation become more accepting of all people. We are encouraged to see progress in Ohio (especially the Columbus area) for becoming well-known as an LGBTQ friendly location....
We all know that regular exercise is a great way to improve our physical health. What many people don’t realize, however, is that the benefits of exercise go well beyond improving muscle strength or losing weight. In fact, many of exercise’s benefits have been found to have a direct impact on mental health. Exercise has been found to be a great...
We all experience stress from time to time. But as mental health services professionals are quick to note, chronic stress can easily result in addiction, perfectionism, anxiety, and other serious issues if not kept in check. So how do you keep your stress from getting out of hand? Your best option is to create a plan with meaningful goals that...
Whether recovering from a mental health challenge or a bout with addiction, few things are more important for lasting recovery than taking care of yourself. By taking steps to improve your physical and emotional well-being, you can ensure that you maintain your sobriety or mental health. Thankfully, many of the most important self care tasks are...
When you get the flu, you go the doctor or take medicine so you can get better and get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. But what about when you’re dealing with a mental health problem? Seeking the help of mental health services shouldn’t be ignored or delayed—getting the help you need can make a huge difference in your life....
More often than not, a mental illness doesn’t suddenly appear out of nowhere. In most cases, there are small, subtle signs that occur in a person’s behavior or thinking that indicate that the support of mental health services may be necessary before a serious problem develops. By learning to recognize these signs in yourself or others, you can...