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Addressing the Complex Needs of Our Veterans

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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Safe and Empowered: OneEighty’s Approach to Domestic Violence Safety Planning

October 25, 2023

Prioritizing Practical Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence When it comes to support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, two remarkable individuals have been tirelessly working to make a difference in the lives of those affected by this deeply troubling issue. Gayle Byrne, a dedicated OneEighty Victim Advocate, and Tina Zickefoose, Advocate/Outreach Specialist, are…

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Two Generations of Women Dedicated to Ending Domestic Violence

October 24, 2023

Generations Of Caring The month of October is dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness. Set aside as a month to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived domestic violence, and connect those who work to end domestic violence. It is also the perfect time to explore what would draw…

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

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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The Road First Taken

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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Supporting Hope and Healing: Judge Wiles’ Recovery Court 

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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An Integrative Approach to Wellness at OneEighty

September 19, 2023

When it comes to healthcare, the integration of physical and behavioral health has emerged as a fundamental strategy for comprehensive wellness. At OneEighty, we recognize the significance of addressing these aspects of an individual’s wellbeing, and our continued developments in healthcare services exemplifies our commitment to this holistic approach. OneEighty CEO Bobbi Douglas explained why…

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

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

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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OneEighty Welcomes Dr. Dennis Helmuth: A Dedicated Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist

July 25, 2023

Providing Comprehensive Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders  Dr. Dennis Helmuth, an accomplished physician with both an MD and a PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. With over 34 years of experience, Dr. Helmuth brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field – particularly in…

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