Alexis H Podcast – I’m 100% grateful I’m an addict. When Alexis went to treatment the first time she decided she was going to prove everyone wrong and not take any suggestions. When that didn’t work the first or second time, she decided to finally take all the suggestions her third time in treatment. Now sober for 4.5 years, Alexis shares how recovery got her through her parents’ divorce, allowed her to experience true joy for the first time and made it possible for her to help other women who are struggling.
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Recovery Live Podcasts Liz Stanislawski from Cumberland Heights sits down with a several key figures in recovery to discuss life and what sobriety means to them. Listen to podcasts on your Apple® iPhone, iPad, Google Android®, PC, Alexa smart speaker – and even in your car. For free! Episode 1: Travis Meadows Podcast – God did for me what I couldn’t do for myself. Liz talks candidly with “Nashville’s Favorite Underdog” Travis Meadows about losing his brother at a young age, cancer, addiction and his treatment journal that inspired an album. Even with so much success, writing songs for Eric Church, Brothers Osborne and Wynonna Judd, Meadows says his biggest triumph is making it this far in his sobriety journey. Episode 2: Jaime G Podcast – Addiction is about isolation. … Continue reading Recovery Live Podcasts
Jaime G Podcast – Addiction is about isolation. Recovery is about connection. Liz sits down with Jaime Gibbons – Cumberland Heights’ Alumni Relations & Volunteer Coordinator – to talk about what 16 years of sobriety looks like and how engaging with friends in recovery kept Jaime clean. Also in this episode: relationships that make you sick, a spiritual awakening while free-falling 30 feet, and Jaime’s greatest triumph in recovery. Hint: It’s a person and he only stands about 2.5 feet tall.
Travis Meadows Podcast – God did for me what I couldn’t do for myself. Liz talks candidly with “Nashville’s Favorite Underdog” Travis Meadows about losing his brother at a young age, cancer, addiction and his treatment journal that inspired an album. Even with so much success, writing songs for Eric Church, Brothers Osborne and Wynonna Judd, Meadows says his biggest triumph is making it this far in his sobriety journey.
View Previous Reports 2018 Annual Donor Report 2017 Annual Donor Report Dear Friends, Thank you for your gifts to Cumberland Heights in 2016. Your generosity enabled us to offer a foundation for recovery to those seeking our help. For more than 50 years, we’ve played a major role in helping build foundations and impacting lives for the thousands who have passed through our gate. We couldn’t have done it without the caring support of our community. With strong leadership from our Board and staff, we’ll continue to expand in the next 50 years, offering many more patients an opportunity to recover life. This donor report shares with you our achievements and recognizes those who partnered with us. Thank you for helping us build a place where many come to recover life…thank you … Continue reading 2016 Annual Donor Report
View Previous Reports 2017 Annual Donor Report 2016 Annual Donor Report Dear Friends, Gifts from generous donors like you make healing possible each year for hundreds of individuals and families who come to us to recover their lives from addiction. Your donations help us to enhance our services, provide patient assistance funding, improve our capital facilities and educate the community on the disease of addiction. In this report, we have highlighted a few of the experiential therapies we use in treatment. These non-traditional therapies give the counselors ways to meet the patients where they can best relate and express themselves. The counselors can then address repressed feelings and emotions and give the patients ways to face issues or triggers without turning to drugs and alcohol. Know that when a patient gets the … Continue reading 2018 Annual Donor Report
Nashville, TN June 19, 2019 – Cumberland Heights is excited to announce Stephen (Steve) Lee has accepted the Director of Business Development position. Steve spent much of his professional life managing strategic relationships between some of America’s most successful consumer products alongside his brother/partner at John Lee Company. In 2014, he made a career shift to the field of addiction treatment and behavioral health, building relationships both locally and nationally with referral sources including treatment providers, Employee Assistance Programs, hospitals, private practice therapists and counselors. Steve felt strongly he was meant to stay in the treatment field, being active in his own recovery since 1989. Steve is also an inspiring speaker, engaging crowds ranging from hundreds to thousands about his personal struggles and victories. “It’s not only his experience, but also his … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Hires New Director of Business Development
Original Article by: Brittany Weiner, WSMV NEWS CHANNEL 4 Originally Posted on: January 29, 2019 As our country fights an opioid crisis, prescriptions for another class of drugs are seeing a steep increase, and they too can be dangerous and addictive. A new study just published this month shows between 2003 and 2015 Benzodiazepine prescriptions have doubled, and about half of them are coming from primary care physicians. Women are twice as likely to be prescribed than men. Benzodiazepines are used for anxiety and insomnia but they can also be prescribed for chronic pain, and those prescriptions are skyrocketing. “Benzodiazepines are a class of medication that have a significant addiction forming liability,” Chief Medical Officer for Cumberland Heights Foundation, Dr. Chapman Sledge said. “If opioid prescribing goes down there’s some concern that … Continue reading Prescriptions for Benzodiazepine drugs Skyrocketing from Physicians
Safe Start In 2017, nearly 70,000 people died from drug-related overdoses, and research shows opioid abuse is more rampant than ever. A report from the National Safety Council says more people died from accidental opioid overdoses than car crashes in 2017. Cumberland Heights is very in tune with the epidemic and that’s why we created Safe Start, our official response to the opioid crisis. Safe Start is medication-assisted treatment and recommended to anyone diagnosed with a moderate to severe opioid abuse disorder. Essentially, it’s extended release Naltrexone, a long-acting opioid antagonist used to reduce cravings. Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids if they are used. Unlike other medications used to treat opioid addiction like methadone, there is no chance of dependency with Naltrexone. Naltrexone can also be an effective treatment for alcohol … Continue reading Safe Start – Cumberland Heights’ Response to the Opioid Crisis
View Previous Reports 2018 Annual Donor Report 2016 Annual Donor Report Dear Friends, Every morning when I drive through Cumberland Heights’ arched gates, I am thankful for the opportunity to help patients and families “recover life.” And every night when I leave, I am reminded to “Let go and let God,” and am grateful for the thousands of little things our staff members do each day as they walk new paths of recovery with our patients. What our entire Board of Directors and I appreciate most is the generosity of the Cumberland Heights community – donors and volunteers alike – who support our mission. Throughout the pages of this report, you will see how much Cumberland Heights has grown since we started in 1966 with only three patients and a handful of … Continue reading 2017 Annual Donor Report
Dedication on Sept. 21 at 1:00PM WHAT Grand opening of Cumberland Heights’ Spring Hill Outpatient Recovery Center WHEN Friday, Sept. 21 Noon to 2:00PM 1:00PM – Remarks and dedication WHERE 220 Town Center Pkwy, Suite 205 Spring Hill, TN 37174 WHO Cumberland Heights Board of Directors Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson ABOUT CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS’ OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS With the addition of Spring Hill, Cumberland Heights will have 11 outpatient recovery centers across the state. “Outpatients recovery programs are flexible to meet the needs of professionals and busy parents working through drug and alcohol addiction issues,” said Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson. “We’re excited about the opportunity to serve Spring Hill and the great team serving patients directly in the community.” Cumberland Heights admission counselors are available 24 hours a day at 1-800-6464
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Sept. 6, 2018 – Cumberland Heights is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick Hayes, M.S., LMFTA (TX), LCDC (TX) as Director of Clinical Research and Outcomes and Greg Snodgrass as Regional Outreach Coordinator. Hayes will focus on efficacious treatment protocols, predictive analytics, feedback-informed treatment procedures and collaborations with institutions of higher education for all of Cumberland Heights, including inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. As Regional Outreach Coordinator, Snodgrass will serve as the liaison between Cumberland Heights and a variety of referral sources to ensure seamless and timely admissions as well as treatment and continuing care services for patients and families seeking help with addiction. “Nick and Greg have skills that reinforce why Cumberland Heights has consistently remained a nationally renowned treatment center for more than 50 years,” said … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Adds Director of Clinical Research and Outcomes, Regional Outreach Coordinator
Original Article By: Stephanie Langston, WKRN News Channel 2, Nashville Posted: Aug 02, 2018 05:55 PM CDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A family is sharing their story of heartache after losing their son to addiction. Now, they are doing what they can to raise awareness about the crisis. VIEW THE GREG WITTHAUER STORY It was a battle the Witthauer’s faced for years. They told News 2 despite numerous rehab facilities, the disease was too powerful for their son Greg. “I lost my brother to this disease, but losing my child was much worse,” Karen Witthauer said with tears in her eyes. At the age of 13, her son Greg had his first taste of drugs. “They smoked marijuana on the beach and then it was head to the ground from there.” His … Continue reading Opioid-Crisis: Family raising awareness after losing their son to addiction
This Year’s Concert for Cumberland Heights Promises to be a Party at the Ryman Auditorium ‘Here Come the Mummies’ to bring the funk and the fun to this popular fundraiser NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 10, 2018 – The Concert for Cumberland Heights on Oct. 2, 2018, will be a fun, memorable night of great music at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This annual concert will feature “Here Come the Mummies” and is the biggest fundraiser of the year to benefit the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment at Cumberland Heights. Additionally, some of proceeds will go toward construction of Cumberland Heights’ new youth facility, ARCH Academy, to be competed in 2019. “Here Come The Mummies” (HCTM) bills themselves as an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a … Continue reading This Year’s Concert for Cumberland Heights Promises to be a Party at the Ryman Auditorium
nFocus Nashville: Reaching New Heights welcomes golfer Laura Baugh Original Author: Holly Hoffman | Photographer: Daniel Meigs Anyone who was not familiar with Laura Baugh will certainly never forget her after Reaching New Heights. The engaging professional golfer and author of Out of the Rough: An Intimate Portrait of Laura Baugh and Her Sobering Journey shared her courageous story of recovery to a packed room at the annual luncheon, which benefits the Women’s Program at Cumberland Heights. Co-chairs Monica McDougall and Sally Nesbitt welcomed a crowd of familiar faces to Hillwood Country Club before the presentation of the Sheila Keeble Award. “I love getting to brag on my friend!” proclaimed Louise Mandrell as she handed the award to Janice Lovvorn, who has been involved with the organization for 22 years. Opening with … Continue reading Reaching New Heights: Taking Charge
Original Article By: Kelly Fisher, The Tennessean | Published: April 27, 2018 Cumberland Heights, a nonprofit addiction treatment organization, broke ground on its second campus in Cheatham County on Thursday afternoon. The upcoming facility will be used for addiction recovery in teen boys aged 14 through 18. The 67-acre site in Pegram, once home to a bed and breakfast, will become ARCH Academy, or Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland Heights , at 1062 Highway 70.Cumberland Heights also treats drug and alcohol addiction in adult men and women on its campus at 8283 River Road Pike in Nashville.The total cost of the project is estimated at $8.1 million, including the purchase of the property, construction, renovation, infrastructure and other costs, according to information from Cumberland Heights. Cumberland Heights Chief Executive Officer Jay Crosson said with three new … Continue reading Cumberland Heights breaks ground on teen addiction treatment center in Pegram
Original Article By: Nashville Post Posted On: 04/20/2018 Cumberland Heights officials led by CEO Jay Crosson will next week formally launch construction work on another facility for adolescents in alcohol and drug addiction recovery. The nonprofit will break ground Thursday in Pegram — just west of Bellevue — on ARCH Academy, a 30-bed center located on 67 acres off Highway 70. The facility will provide therapy and programming for between 60 days and six months for adolescent boys and is expected to open in the Summer of 2019. The center, which includes a licensed high school, was designed by a team from Orcutt Winslow — the former Street Dixon Rick — that was led by Steve Rick. Have a look at the design rendering of the 67 acre campus to be completed … Continue reading Cumberland Heights to build ARCH Academy in Pegram
PEGRAM, Tenn. (WKRN) – Jay Crosson has a big vision. He’s CEO of Cumberland Heights, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Nashville. Next summer, the nonprofit plans to turn a 67-acre plot of land into a recovery center for teen boys called ARCH Academy. “They’re progressing into substances that can kill them really quick,” Crosson said. “We really need that intervention to break that cycle of addiction.” ARCH Academy will offer a six-month recovery program for boys ages 14 to 18 battling addiction. “We want these kids to graduate high school,” he said. “We want them to go to college.” Up to 30 teens will live on campus which will be designed will three residence halls, a school, dining hall, and counseling room where they’ll work with therapists like Dean Porterfield. … Continue reading News Channel 2: Non-profit aims to create recovery center for teen addiction
23 Million Americans suffer from addiction. An estimated 10% get the specialized care they need. Compare this to diabetes where an estimated 87% receive specialized care. Addiction is a disease and addiction treatment is a health care service. It is plain to see we have a serious health care gap between addiction treatment and need, and the need is great. Unlike most healthcare, government funding is the primary source of payment for addiction care and that funding is woefully inadequate. Private insurance doesn’t adequately close the gap. It pays about 40% of medical care generally but only about 10% of addiction care. While parity law and addiction as an essential healthcare benefit have the potential to close that gap, we are not there yet. Accessing appropriate treatment, therefore, is a considerable challenge. … Continue reading Treatment Program Discernment and Selection: Internet and Directory Deception and NAATP Treatment Selection Guide
CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS’ ANNUAL REACHING NEW HEIGHTS LUNCHEON TO FEATURE LAURA BAUGH, FORMER LPGA PRO AND AUTHOR OF “OUT OF THE ROUGH” Janice Lovvorn to be honored with Sheila Keeble Award NASHVILLE, TENN. – Feb. 20, 2017 – The annual Reaching New Heights Luncheon to benefit nonprofit Cumberland Heights will be Tuesday, April 11 at 11:30 am at Nashville’s Hillwood Country Club. This year’s guest speaker is Laura Baugh, former LPGA pro and author of Out of the Rough. This annual women’s event is an important fundraiser for the alcohol and drug-addiction recovery center. The mission of Reaching New Heights is to highlight the women’s programs at Cumberland Heights, raise funds to help women in treatment, and celebrate those women in our families and community who are experiencing their own recovery one day at … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Annual Reaching New Heights Luncheon to feature Laura Baugh former LPGA Pro, Author