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3 Days That Changed My Life: Detox to Recovery

By OneEighty / February 15, 2024

3-Day Commitment “I can do anything for 3 days,” was the feeling that convinced Brandon to appease his little brother who begged him to get clean. Little did he realize that this time, a 3-day detox program known as the Recovery and Addiction Medicine Program (RAMP), established by Wooster Community Hospital in conjunction with OneEighty,…

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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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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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The Road First Taken

By OneEighty / September 25, 2023

What started out as a “40 oz.” and peer pressure at the age of 12, eventually led Darnell to add marijuana to the mix early in the 1980’s. By the mid 80’s, this teenager began what he referred to as “a whole new ballgame” as cocaine and full-blown addiction took over his life. “At 16…

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From Crisis to Compassion: Jaimee Harpster’s Dedication in Substance Use Recovery

By OneEighty / August 24, 2023

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…

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From Trials And Transformation: A Gritty Account Of Triumph Over Addiction

By OneEighty / August 23, 2023

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…

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Nicole’s Story – Learning Dual Diagnosis the Hard Way

By OneEighty / July 20, 2023

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…

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Supporting Families Dealing with Addiction

By OneEighty / June 26, 2023

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…

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Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Recovery

By OneEighty / December 19, 2022

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…

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Helping Those in Recovery Navigate the Holiday Season

By OneEighty / November 21, 2022

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…

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