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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.

motivational interviewing
8 Nov 2022

Motivational Interviewing Techniques to Know

People are creatures of habit, even if the habits they’ve developed are actively harmful to their health. One reason it can be so hard to change is that the impetus to do so must ultimately come from within yourself – and if you’re happy with the way things are,...

family stress
1 Nov 2022

The Effects of Family Stress

Families face unique stressors such as financial challenges, children’s academic struggles and difficulty maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The emotional overload associated with family stress can lead to frequent arguments, chronic fatigue related to busy schedules and increased dependence on alcohol and drugs, among other problems. Family stress can...

depression and memory loss
20 Sep 2022

Does Depression Cause Memory Loss?

Depression is one of the world’s leading disabilities, and can affect your mental and physical well-being in various ways. When you are depressed, you may struggle with your judgment and decision-making skills. For some people, depression may also cause short-term memory loss. If you’re having trouble with these issues,...

alcoholic liver damage
6 Sep 2022

Liver Damage From Alcohol

Your liver is a highly complex and resilient organ capable of regenerating itself. However, every time your liver filters alcohol, some of its cells die. Alcohol-related liver damage can happen with prolonged alcohol abuse, reducing this organ’s capacity for self-repair. If you are a heavy drinker, you should know...

national recovery month 2022
1 Sep 2022

National Recovery Month 2022

Cumberland Heights has provided unparalleled, comprehensive addiction care since 1966. We are proud to carry on a 56-year tradition while embracing new technologies and industry advancements. In observation of National Recovery Month 2022, here’s a closer look at how we uniquely contribute to helping Tennesseans heal from substance use...

delirium tremens symptoms
16 Aug 2022

Delirium Tremens Symptoms

If you’ve relied on alcohol for several years, you have probably already noticed it impacting your health in various ways. Paradoxically, trying to quit drinking can also adversely affect your well-being because the sudden absence of alcohol causes withdrawal, possibly including a condition known as delirium tremens. What Is Delirium...

neuroplasticity and addiction recovery
11 Aug 2022

Neuroplasticity and Recovery: How Your Brain Heals

The human body has an amazing ability to repair itself—even when highly complex organs are injured. Historically, scientists thought that our brains stopped developing after adolescence. They believed that, like height, this part of the body remained static unless it was damaged through injury or illness. Advances in neuroscience...

TN good samaritan law
9 Aug 2022

Tennessee’s Good Samaritan Law

Like other U.S. states, Tennessee has passed a Good Samaritan law that protects people from potential legal repercussions of helping others in need. The law, inspired by a Bible story, applies to anyone giving aid in good faith without hopes of financial gain. How Does the Good Samaritan Law Protect...

accidental drug overdose statistics
2 Aug 2022

Accidental Drug Overdose Statistics

America’s drug abuse epidemic continues to worsen, affecting every state. Drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl are highly addictive and can be fatal when people use more than their bodies can handle. In observation of International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31, what issues should you be aware of? Drug...

what is mania
26 Jul 2022

What Is Mania?

Mania is a condition characterized by hyperactivity, abnormally high excitement and unrealistic thoughts. While mania can feel good and even euphoric, it is a key characteristic of potentially severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis. Some illegal and prescription drugs can also induce manic episodes. What Is...

dial 988
19 Jul 2022

Dial 988 for the New Mental Health Crisis Hotline

As of July 16, anyone in the U.S. who is experiencing a mental health crisis can dial 988 to automatically connect to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This new, easy-to-remember number puts you in touch with free and confidential support 24/7. It’s for anyone who has suicidal thoughts, a...

anxiety for no reason
12 Jul 2022

Anxious for No Reason?

Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health disorder in the United States, and though it responds well to proven treatment strategies like talk therapy, many people with this condition never seek help and suffer in silence for years. Feeling worried and fearful all the time can take a severe toll...

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Your gift to Cumberland Heights through our annual and capital initiates gives immediate support to patients and their families. To make a longer term impact a gift to the endowment fund will provide patient assistance funding for years to come.

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