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Welcome to our Cumberland Heights Blog. Here you will find inspirational real-life stories, addiction and recovery resources, program highlights and more.

21 Jun 2024

The Many Faces of Addiction: An Overview

Addiction, a word that often carries a heavy burden of misunderstanding and stigma, is a multifaceted condition that impacts millions of lives across the globe. From substance abuse, such as drugs and alcohol, to behavioral addictions like gambling and internet use, addiction manifests in various forms and affects different...

18 Jun 2024

Defining Addiction: Understanding Its Complex Nature

Addiction is a term that is often used casually in everyday conversation, frequently applied to things like a favorite TV show, a preferred snack, or even a hobby. However, the true nature of addiction goes far beyond these surface-level comparisons. It is a complex, multifaceted disorder that can have...

16 May 2024

Balancing Life and Recovery: Success Tips for Outpatient Treatment

The decision to seek or start inpatient or outpatient drug treatment always comes with questions. “Is this the right next step?” “Will this really give me the tools I need to recover from addiction?” One of the most frequently asked questions at Cumberland Heights is, “How do I balance addiction...

9 May 2024

How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Mental Health?

This month, we are observing Mental Health Awareness Month by shedding light on the mental health crisis and bringing awareness to the ways drugs and alcohol use may affect your mental health. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, it is crucial to address not just mental health in isolation,...

19 Apr 2024

Understanding Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment is a crucial step towards recovery for those struggling with substance abuse. Substance use disorder treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories: inpatient or outpatient. While equally focused on rehabilitation, each type has unique attributes and benefits to offer. While inpatient programs, also known as...

12 Apr 2024

What Happens to Your Body During Drug Withdrawal?

Ever experience a caffeine headache? You know, that nagging pain you got when you were rushing out the door and forgot about your morning cup of coffee. We’ve all been there, but what you might not know is that the headache is a sign of caffeine withdrawal. That’s right,...

29 Mar 2024

How to Help a Loved One With Addiction

If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, you may feel helpless, scared, confused, and unsure how to help them. Though these are common feelings when you’re dealing with a loved one who has a substance use disorder, each person’s situation is different. Addiction is a complex disease...

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20 Mar 2024

Am I An Addict?

Have you ever wondered to yourself, “am I an addict?” Maybe you find yourself always looking for the next thrill or high, or you find yourself unable to make it through the day without some form of substance use. But what exactly factors into being an addict? Is it...

what are the 17 symptoms of PTSD?
14 Mar 2024

What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic event. Fear is part of the body's "fight-or-flight" response, which helps us avoid or respond to a potential danger. Individuals may experience a range of reactions after trauma, and many will recover from their symptoms over time. Those...