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Starting Over Starts with a Place to Call Home

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

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

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

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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A Man Called Trip

February 28, 2023

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…

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Helping People Change Direction Starts with Finding Them a Home

February 27, 2023

Meeting People Where They’re At At OneEighty, we understand that safe, affordable housing helps to provide a sense of security and stability that is often lacking in the lives of those struggling with substance use. These are people who are living in crisis every day – worried about how they are going to eat and…

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OneEighty Supports a Necessary Shift in Sustainable Recovery

January 31, 2023

Just as recovery involves a process of change that involves clients working to improve their mental, physical, and relational wellness, the last few years have allowed OneEighty to take a critical look at all we do. The world has changed, and we’ve had the opportunity to rethink how we serve those suffering from substance use…

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Working In Sync: Non-Profit Volunteer to President of the Board of Trustees

December 15, 2022

When both the Executive Director and the President of the Board of Trustees recognize the talent and the gifts each other brings to the table, you can be assured that the work being accomplished at the agency by non-profit volunteers is happening at its peak level.  That’s the feeling one gets when catching up with…

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Recovery Coaching Helps Open New Doors

September 27, 2022

The word ‘recovery’ is often defined as the act of getting back or regaining something lost or taken away. How perfect then that OneEighty’s ‘Recovery Coaches’ are the people who mentor people with addiction issues in reimagining their new beginnings. For over forty years, Bobbi Douglas, Executive Director of OneEighty, has worked to build the…

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Future clinical counselor gathers trauma research data from an internship at OneEighty

August 22, 2022

Article published in the Summer 2022 Wooster Magazine. Click here to view the spread. Karabella Hernandez ’22 knew she wanted to study psychology and become a counselor. She knew The College of Wooster was the place for her after just one visit. She was even confident in assisting with faculty research as early as sophomore…

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