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In a world where substance use disorders have skyrocketed to epidemic levels, heroes emerge to guide those seeking hope. Jaimee Harpster, the Substance Use Hotline and Detoxification Coordinator at OneEighty, is one such hero. Her path into this challenging and compassionate field was as unexpected as it was profound. “I never intended to work in…Read Full Article
Rude Awakening “Don’t move your arm. Your needle is broken, and we think part of it is still in your arm,” Nikki recalls hearing as she was lifted into the ambulance. “We are going to start an IV, and don’t say you are afraid of needles.” These are the first memories she holds of coming…Read Full Article
Hard Time to Better Times Sometimes, being in jail allows you the time to evaluate your life. That’s exactly what happened to Nicole. Facing 36 days in jail for 11 misdemeanors, she realized that being homeless, addicted, and incarcerated was not the life she wanted to live. Her path to this realization started when she…Read Full Article
The Power of Connection and Support in Addiction Recovery When it comes to addiction, the impact extends beyond the individual struggling with substance abuse. Family members often find themselves entangled in a web of codependent behavior, unknowingly exacerbating the problem while trying to provide support. Abigail Russell, OneEighty Outpatient Counselor and Support Group Facilitator, emphasizes…Read Full Article
A Difficult Beginning He goes by the name “Trip”, and one quickly learns that ‘a trip’ is truly the course his life has taken. “I was born and raised in Wooster by a physically and mentally abusive mother,” Trip reflected. “But, when I told those who I thought could help me, my mother told them…Read Full Article
An Ambassador for OneEighty and an Advocate for Recovery OneEighty’s own Dr. Nicole Labor has been named a 2023 at-large member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Board of Directors, and she will be sworn in at a ceremony in April. Founded in 1954, ASAM is a professional medical society and advocacy organization…Read Full Article
When someone first hears about the use of medication in recovery, they may ask: Why use a drug to treat addiction? Dr. Nicole Labor, an addictionologist and Medical Director at OneEighty, addresses this quickly. “We’re not using a drug to treat addiction,” says Dr. Labor. “We use medication as a tool in the treatment realm…Read Full Article
The holiday season is a busy, complicated time for many families. Stress levels and expectations can be high. When your family is also navigating addiction during the holiday season, all of this is amplified. Whether you are a family member trying to prepare for a loved one who may show up at a gathering while…Read Full Article
What makes OneEighty unique in its approach to treating addiction is the continuum of care, the treatment journey a person takes from initial detox all the way through their path to recovery. OneEighty provides support every step of the way. Dr. Nicole Labor, OneEighty Medical Director, likens the continuum to a bookshelf. “The bookend on…Read Full Article
The road from addiction to Community Coalition Manager wasn’t straight and narrow. In fact, the story told by Nonya Wenger mirrors that of many individuals who have veered off the path of healthy living. “I lived in a family engaged in substance abuse and I started using drugs and alcohol with them from a young…Read Full Article