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Cumberland Heights’ programming is based on the principles of the 12 Steps of recovery. Each month we ask a member of our expert staff to share his or her experience on a specific Step. This month Spiritual Directors Angela Moscheo Benson, M. Div. MA and Stan Bumgarner M. Div. LADAC will focus on Step Two: Came to believe a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity. My first sponsor asked me to define each word in each Step we were working. Working through the definitions for Step Two brought my attention to the word sanity: the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner. I remember reading that definition only to laugh out loud at how far from sane my ability to think was in that moment. It’s … Continue reading Step Two: How to Ask for Help

Cumberland Heights Family Education Program – “Help When You Need It” Deaths from overdose are rising in all 50 states. Drugs are now the number one cause of accidental death. Narcotic addiction creates changes to the brain that merit the need for therapy. Almost all people suffering from addiction to drugs, of any kind, require assistance to get their lives back on track. WHAT: Cumberland Heights Family Education Program – “Help When You Need It” WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 12:00PM – 2:00PM WHERE: Cumberland Heights Sumner County ORC 1531 Hunt Club Blvd, Suite 300, Gallatin, TN 37066 Cumberland Heights is proud to partner with the Sumner County Anti Drug Coalition to provide both prevention information and resources for treatment. Please join us to learn more about prevention and treatment of … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Family Education Program

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DO’S TALK TO YOUR SPONSOR – Talk to your sponsor and others in recovery. They will share their experience, strength and hope with you. GROW TOGETHER – If you’re dating someone in recovery continue to work your individual programs to make it work one day at a time. PUT RECOVERY FIRST – Keep a strong relationship with your Higher Power so you’re happy with or without someone in your life. When relationships don’t work it can be devastating. If you’re not emotionally sober this could trigger a relapse. Put your recovery first. DON’TS DATE TOO SOON – Don’t date in early recovery. Relationships take time and energy. If you’re focused on a relationship you’re taking away from your recovery. GO TO ALL THE SAME MEETINGS – Don’t attend all the same 12-Step … Continue reading Dating in Recovery – Do’s & Don’ts

Event includes 16×20 Canvas and all painting supplies. Artist, Lisa Gardiner, will guide you step-by-step through the process. It’s easy and it’s fun! You’ll take home your masterpiece that day! Included to the right is an actual copy of the print we will be painting of the Nashville Skyline & the event flyer. Cost is just $5.00 – all you need to do is RSVP below (deadline is 3/13/18 and space is limited). WHO: Cumberland Heights Alumni, Families & Friends WHAT: Recover Your Inner Artist (join us and paint the Nashville skyline!) WHEN: Saturday March 17th from 1:00PM – 3:30PM WHERE: Mud Puddle Pottery Studio – Harpeth Art Center & Gallery 462 Highway 70, Pegram, TN 37143 Less than 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, near Bellevue. Take I-40 West toward Memphis. Take … Continue reading Recover Your Inner Artist

Ethics, Best Practices and Effective Strategies Training You do not want to miss this full 2-day best-practices training for administrative, marketing and admissions personnel. This training will be held at the stunning Cumberland Heights campus in Nashville, TN. WHO: For Executive, Admissions and Marketing Professionals WHAT: Ethics, Best Practices and Effective Strategies Training by AMSymposium WHEN: 2 DAY EVENT – April 18-19, 2018 from 8:00AM – 5:30PM each day WHERE: Cumberland Heights River Road Campus – in the FLC Auditorium COST: $399 two day event registration (includes 12 CE’s + breakfast and lunch both days) REGISTER HERE 2 DAY TRAINING SCHEDULE DAY ONE Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:00 – 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 AM: Registration 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Welcome & Introductions Josie Herndon & Brandi Bradbury 9:00 -10:15 AM: SESSION Derek Daley:   Beneath … Continue reading Admissions and Marketing Symposium

The addiction industry is changing at a rapid rate, especially with the national opioid crisis. For the second year in a row the centers for disease control lowered the average life expectancy for U.S. citizens, due in large part to the number of overdose deaths from opioids. Here are trending topics to be aware of in addiction treatment. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) MAT is the use of FDA- approved medications to provide treatment of substance use disorders in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies. Two commonly used medications are buprenorphine and naltrexone. As an abstinence based recovery center, Cumberland Heights prefers the use of naltrexone for a set period of time – usually a year – and then to transition patients off. Ethics in the Treatment Industry Due to the national opioid crisis … Continue reading Trending Topics in Addiction Treatment

Cumberland Heights Event: Train to Become A Safe and Effective Trauma Therapist! Spirit2Spirit: Trauma Healing Certification ProgramCertified Trauma Therapist®/Certified Trauma Professional® Module 2: March 15-19, 2018 from 9:00AM – 5:30PM Cumberland Heights River Road Campus – FLC Auditorium Get Directions Program Overview This 5 Module training certification is designed to sharpen clinician’s assessment & intervention skills while introducing them to various modalities, experiential exercises & alternative therapies most successfully used in the treatment of trauma & associated disorders. Participants will gain working knowledge of these treatment approaches both, working hands on in group and individual settings, as well as attending lectures and reviewing required reading materials. Our mission is to provide the highest level of cutting edge professional trauma training by providing clinicians with exceptional formal knowledge, as well as practical experience … Continue reading Train to Become A Safe and Effective Trauma Therapist!

Agenda: Families and clinicians alike are familiar with terms like “enabling”, “co-dependency”, “boundaries”, “family secrets” and “hitting bottom”. Join us for a discussion of what these and other terms really mean and explore the best mindset for helping someone who struggles with addiction. Date & Times: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 We will have 2 sessions, One (1) morning session and One (1) afternoon session Morning Session — 8:30AM-11:30AM – Session 1: Dirty Words and Damaging Messages: Keys to Addiction and Recovery Afternoon Session — 2:00PM-5:00PM – Session 2: Responding to Addiction – Politicians, Police, Prisons, Parents and Possibilities Cost: Tickets are $20.00 — per credit hour ($60.00 for session 1, $60.00 for session 2, $120.00 for both 1 & 2) — $25.00 discount for students Register Now for this Event! Learning Objectives: … Continue reading Dirty Words and Damaging Messages: Keys to Addiction and Recovery

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  For many, January signifies the start of something new: a new year, new resolutions, a new start. Many people make resolutions hoping to meet personal goals or to improve their quality of life. New Year’s resolutions are also reminiscent of the commitment we make to recovery. The first step we take in recovery is a step toward a new start. The following are reflections on new starts in recovery from Cumberland Heights’ staff members: A life in recovery from drugs and alcohol is a wonderful life with many new beginnings. A few of the many gifts I’ve received have been, stronger and deeper relationships with friends and family, a new way of living life with peace and serenity, and a greater understanding and love for myself and others. ~ John Boolos (Case Manager, … Continue reading New Starts in Recovery

Event: Nashville Psychotherapy Institute 2018 Spring Workshop As psychotherapists, we routinely work with our patient’s availability for emotional engagement. Our success depends, in part, on our own emotional availability. During this workshop, we will examine both the openness and resistance to emotional involvement in groups. We will discuss common sources of resistance for both members and leaders. As we deepen our understanding of resistance, we can more readily welcome both positive and negative transferences. Additionally, we will explore Modern Psychoanalytic approaches to working with resistance, such as joining, emotional communication, and contact functioning. Event: Nashville Psychotherapy Institute 2018 Spring Workshop Date: April 28, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Belle Meade United Methodist Church 121 Davidson Drive Nashville, TN 37205 Learning Objectives: Discuss the influence of personal history on the therapist’s … Continue reading Nashville Psychotherapy Institute 2018 Spring Workshop

Join us for Ice Skating for Alumni on Saturday 2/10/18 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville! Not only will we enjoy Skating, Cupcakes & Fellowship, but the admission and skate rental is FREE!! Details below. Reservations are required. Please RSVP below by 2/7/18. WHO: All Alumni, Families & Staff WHAT: FREE Ice Skating, Cupcakes & Fellowship WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM WHERE: Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville 222 25th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203

Brandon Antoskow, LPC-MHSP

On July 28, 2012, I was at a complete loss. Despite years of trying to control my drinking, I had yet again approached a social situation with intentions to “just have one,” only to wake up that morning with no recollection from the night before. All I knew was things had not gone well. My girlfriend (now wife) made a simple ultimatum – alcohol or her, but I couldn’t have both. It was an ultimatum I’d heard many times before, in various forms, but something about this time was different. I was done trying to keep up the illusion I had any semblance of control with my drinking. Despite my very best efforts and sincere intentions, I simply could not predict how much I would drink once I had the first sip … Continue reading Powerless

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Nonprofit treatment center Cumberland Heights has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® for Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services and exemplify: Excellence in care Commitment to continuous improvement Meeting certain standards of quality Cost efficiency Aetna recognizes facilities that have earned this designation by identifying them in the directory as an Institute of Quality provider. This designation helps members choose consistent high quality care. The Institute of Quality validates the great work Cumberland Heights does every day to help patients and families suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Designations … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality®

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris Stress and anxiety can ruin your holidays and your recovery. Setting realistic goals, seeking support and planning ahead can help to lessen the stress this holiday season. Check out the following 7 ways to practice recovery and avoid stress during your holiday festivities! Know your limits. Don’t overextend yourself. Don’t be afraid to set healthy boundaries and know when to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Go to a meeting, do step work, call your sponsor. Engage your support system and beef up your recovery efforts during seasons of high stress. Don’t be afraid to reach out or ask for help when you feel overwhelmed. Take … Continue reading 7 Ways to Avoid Stress During the Holidays

Ethical Decision Making: Understanding and Coping with Dilemmas WHO: April Mallory, LCSW, MAC and Sheri Lozier-Bentley, LCSW WHAT: Ethical Decision Making: Understanding and Coping with Dilemmas WHERE: Cumberland Heights (River Road Campus) in the FLC Auditorium WHEN: 1:00PM – 4:00PM Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Understand ethical codes across disciplines – history, evolution, relevance, and importance to practice Recognize ethical challenges in practice Identify, critically analyze, and utilize resources to assist in ethical decision making

Back to Basics – FREE Intensive 12 Step Workshop open to ALL in Recovery! Due to concerns regarding inclement weather of snow/ice on the weekend of January 12th & 13th, the Back to Basics has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 24th (same time from 9:30AM – 3:30PM). Please make sure to save this date on your calendar. WHO: Open to all persons in recovery! WHAT: An intensive 12 step workshop WHEN: RESCHEDULE: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:30AM – 3:30PM WHERE: Cumberland Heights Main Campus in the Dr. John Ishee Auditorium Also due to the AMAZING participation response we are at capacity for the Back to Basics course. The RSVP for this event is CLOSED. Sorry! We will start a waiting list in the event of any cancellations. If you are not able to attend, please let Jaime Gibbons know you won’t make it and … Continue reading ** RESCHEDULED ** Back to Basics – An Intensive 12 Step Workshop

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