ASAM Certified Treatment Center

ASAM Certified Treatment Center

Cumberland Heights is an ASAM certified treatment center with locations throughout the state of Tennessee.

The First ASAM Certified Treatment Center in Tennessee

In December of 2019, Cumberland Heights became the first addiction treatment center in the state of Tennessee to receive certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). At that time, Cumberland Heights was also one of the first in the nation to receive this honor.

The ASAM Level of Care certification, developed in partnership with CARF International, provides an independent and comprehensive assessment of a center’s capacity to deliver services which meet the Levels of Care described in The ASAM Criteria.

The ASAM Criteria

The guidelines provided by the ASAM are the most widely used criteria for the placement, transfer, continued stay or discharge of patients in an addiction treatment program. Both adolescent and adult treatment plans are created with the structure, degree of medical management, safety and security of services as outlined by this program.

If a center follows the ASAM guidelines, they will assess and place patients into the appropriate level of care based on six dimensions:

  • Acute intoxication/withdrawal potential
  • Biomedical conditions and complications
  • Emotional, behavioral or cognitive conditions and complications
  • Readiness to change
  • Relapse, continued use or continued problem potential
  • Recovery/living environment

The ASAM levels of care include early intervention, outpatient services, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization services, residential programming, and inpatient services. Depending on the assessment of the above six dimensions, a patient will be placed in the clinically necessary level of care. Each treatment center is evaluated based on these services.

The Value of ASAM Certification

The ASAM Criteria is considered the nation’s most respected and comprehensive set of standards for the provision of outcome-oriented care. Therefore, this level of certification provides an indicator for patients, insurers and family members that a treatment center provides evidence-based care.

Upon receiving the news of ASAM’s approval, Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson said, “This certification really speaks to the quality of care Cumberland Heights has been providing for years. Today, there are so many options when it comes to addiction treatment. When you choose a facility that is ASAM certified, you know you or your loved one is gong to a place that incorporates research, science, technology and compassion to create a path to lifelong recovery.”

Certified and Accredited Addiction Treatment

Our approach has been assessed and accredited by multiple governing bodies within the behavioral healthcare industry. To learn more about the accreditations, certifications and evidence-based treatment at Cumberland Heights, call 800-646-9998 today.