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Nicole’s Story – Learning Dual Diagnosis the Hard Way

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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What’s In A Name?…OneEighty

June 28, 2023

The story of what brings someone through the doors of OneEighty is different for each person.  And since substance use impacts everyone in a family, it isn’t just the addict who needs to seek help. Linda Freeman sought help when her marriage fell apart, and she needed assistance rebuilding her life. At that time, this…

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OneEighty Top Workplaces Winner

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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Supporting Families Dealing with Addiction

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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Real People. Real Recovery. Real Referrals.

June 12, 2023

Thank you for your trust and confidence. At OneEighty, we recognize the profound significance of our referral partners in the journey toward healing and recovery. With a steadfast commitment to helping individuals overcome addiction and regain control of their lives, OneEighty understands that no one organization can do it alone. By fostering strong relationships with…

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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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Meaningfully Involved: Eleanor Runyan Path to Non-Profit Volunteer

April 24, 2023

Every April, the nation celebrates the selfless spirit of volunteering. National Volunteer Month, and more specifically National Volunteer Week, April 16 through 22, 2023, is a time to celebrate “volunteers performing extraordinary acts of service.” OneEighty has the deepest appreciation for every volunteer who supports its mission. But Eleanor Runyan, a non-profit volunteer at OneEighty,…

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7 Ways You Can Support a Friend or Family Member Who Has Experienced Sexual Assault

April 24, 2023

Always offer safe, non-judgmental support during sexual assault recovery Experiencing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking can be life-alteringfor survivors. And every sexual assault survivor’s journey is unique. Your role in supporting aloved one after sexual assault is to be there with compassion, empathy, and respect. We spoketo Tina Zickefoose, OneEighty Victim Advocate and…

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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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