Deep Dive

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

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...

29 Feb 2024

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Addiction

February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month and Cumberland Heights is dedicated to bringing awareness to eating disorders and educating those who may struggle with them in addition to drug and alcohol addiction. Did you know that eating disorders carry similar addictive behaviors as drug and alcohol addiction? Eating disorders...

22 Feb 2024

How Family Programs Support Addiction Recovery

Has your loved one been struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? The disease of addiction can often throw a family unit out of balance when a spouse, child, or other loved one find themselves the unintended victim of a family member’s addiction. In fact, substance abuse and addiction can damage...

16 Feb 2024

The Story & Meaning Behind the Cumberland Heights Archway

The road to Cumberland Heights is one of beauty, tranquility, and healing. As you make your way down River Road, a winding road through the foliage-rich landscape bordering the Cumberland River in Nashville, you’ll quickly find yourself forgetting the hustle of the city. Just a few miles down the...

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30 Jan 2024

Weighing the Benefits of Telehealth in Addiction Treatment

What’s your go-to Zoom background? A lush green space, minimalistic office setting, or your very own living room (we’re not judging if it’s a mess)? Prior to 2020, Zoom and other video-technology platforms were a rarity. The Covid-19 pandemic brought a whole new world of technology into our lives, leading...