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OneEighty’s Oasis Recovery Club Celebrates Its 15th Year 

By OneEighty / January 18, 2024

This past New Year’s Eve, OneEighty’s Oasis Recovery Club celebrated its 15th year of hosting people who are in recovery and/or respect the process of recovery together in a safe environment.  “We welcome adults, 18 years and older, into our Recovery Club,” said Deb Strickler, Peer Support Coach and Oasis Recovery Club Coordinator. “It’s not…

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Enhancing Community Support: OneEighty Expands Behavioral Health Services to Wooster’s Milltown Location

By OneEighty / January 15, 2024

OneEighty has been a vital part of the healthcare landscape for nearly nine years. The organization’s recent expansion to Wooster’s Milltown Professional Building represents a significant stride in enhancing behavioral health support for the community. With a focus on accessibility and client-centered care, OneEighty is positioned to offer a range of integrative services designed to…

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Addressing the Complex Needs of Our Veterans

By OneEighty / November 29, 2023

OneEighty is dedicated to serving our community, including the veteran population. Veterans can have complex needs, including substance use, mental health disorders, and housing insecurities. Current OneEighty Board President Tom Ballinger is a veteran who was deployed for 13 months during Operation Iraqi Freedom. OneEighty board member and Creston Mayor John Hall is a veteran…

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Transforming Lives through Wayne County Drug Court: A Conversation with Judge Corey Spitler

By OneEighty / September 25, 2023

Supporting the Recovery Journey Judge Corey Spitler’s involvement with Wayne County Drug Court dates back to 2010, when he was a magistrate in the Common Pleas Court. He shares that it was Judge Brown who initially started the Drug Court Program in Wayne County but later entrusted Judge Spitler with the responsibility. Having served as…

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Supporting Hope and Healing: Judge Wiles’ Recovery Court 

By OneEighty / September 25, 2023

Peer Recovery’s Vital Role in the Courtroom Within the halls of the Recovery Court, helmed by Judge Latecia Wiles, a powerful transformation is unfolding. And at the heart of this transformation are peer support specialists, known as recovery coaches at OneEighty. In a recent interview, Judge Wiles shared valuable insights into the inner workings of…

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OneEighty Top Workplaces Winner

By Christy VanSickle / June 26, 2023

OneEighty for the 2nd year in a row has been designated a Top Workplaces winner by the Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer. This year there were 433 employers surveyed with 214 winners. These employers, with offices in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties, ranked best in employee surveys…

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Starting Over Starts with a Place to Call Home

By OneEighty / May 31, 2023

How transitional housing supports long-term recovery Addiction is not a one-time event but a chronic condition that requires ongoing attention. And recovering from substance use is a complex and challenging journey that requires comprehensive support and a continuum of care – including transitional housing for long-term recovery. By connecting clients with structured and supportive environments,…

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Internship – The Try Before You Buy

By OneEighty / May 25, 2023

Marketers tout the concept of “Try Before You Buy.”  They educate consumers that trying something before you buy it gives you the opportunity to experience the product or service without making a financial commitment. How wonderful would it be if you could apply the same concept to your professional career choice? According to Cheryl Thomas,…

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From Awareness to Action: Getting Kids Involved in Prevention

By OneEighty / March 27, 2023

A Focus on Two Prevention Paths Robert Bean, Coalition Prevention Specialist, and Amanda Nickles, Youth Mentoring and Prevention Specialist, are relative newbies to OneEighty’s prevention team. But what they lack in years on the job, they compensate for with the passion they have for their mission.  Robert’s focus is on building and strengthening area coalitions.…

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The Benefits of Positive Thinking: Surrounding Yourself with Positivity

By OneEighty / March 27, 2023

Positivity supports brain health Does positive thinking really work? There’s a growing body of research that shows how our thoughts and emotions can shape the structure and function of our brains. In fact, when we experience positive emotions, like joy or gratitude, our brains release dopamine and serotonin, which are neurotransmitters associated with feelings of…

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