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

overcoming worry and regret
16 Jan 2022

Sunday Sermon: Overcoming Worry and Regret

Today's Sunday Sermon is brief, but it's a great way to engage with our spiritual community in recovery. We encourage you to find a daily meditation and prayer routine that is good for your soul – when in doubt, try to find a text that is recovery-based. We use...

what are barbiturates
12 Jan 2022

What are Barbiturates?

Barbiturates are classified as depressants or sedatives. They contain barbituric acid that slows down your body's central nervous system. Originally intended for the treatment of seizures, anxiety and insomnia, barbiturates were prescribed widely beginning in the late 1800s. However, they proved to be highly addictive. In the 1960s and...

janus new year transition
10 Jan 2022

Sunday Sermon: A Time of Transition

As we look to the year ahead, Rev. Stan Bumgarner, MDiv, LADAC II explains the significance of the Roman god Janus, January's namesake: a two-faced being often depicted at entrances and exits, weddings, births, or funerals. Janus is a symbol of transition. Like all of us at the start...

residential addiction treatment programs
5 Jan 2022

The Power of Residential Treatment

There are many treatment options available if you want to quit drinking or using drugs. It includes outpatient and residential addiction treatment plans. With these things in mind, this article examines the difference between these two treatment choices.  What are the Differences Between Outpatient and Residential Programs? As their names suggest,...

words have power
2 Jan 2022

Sunday Sermon: The Power of Words

In our first Sunday Sermon of 2022, Michelle talks about the importance of words. Words have power, and in recovery, we must learn to use them responsibly and effectively. Consider the role of ohm in Ayurvedic religions, and of God's speech in Genesis. Today's reading: The Peace of Wild Things...

alcohol withdrawal treatment
27 Dec 2021

Treating Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol use disorder, aka alcoholism, is painful in the short term and destructive in the long term. It can also be life-threatening to stop cold. The worst-case scenario is delirium tremens, or alcohol withdrawal delirium, which occurs in about 5 percent of alcohol-withdrawal cases. Common symptoms include: Nausea Heavy perspiration ...

Sunday Sermon receive gifts
26 Dec 2021

Sunday Sermon: Learning to Receive

Thank you for joining us for this special Sunday Sermon, delivered by Cumberland Heights Spiritual Director Stan Bumgarner. In this time of giving, Stan shares an inspirational message about learning to "receive" – and how that skill helps you to enjoy the many gifts that recovery has to offer. Today's reading:...

PTSD causes
20 Dec 2021

What Causes PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after someone experiences or sees a terrifying event. It can include murder, accident, assault, rape, military combat, cops investigating abuse material or any event that incites feelings of panic, stress and overwhelming anxiety. People can also incur PTSD from mental illnesses like anxiety or...

19 Dec 2021

Sunday Sermon: Love and Your Higher Power

From an office full of orchids, Michelle shares a passage from Luke. Luke 1:46-55 is Mary's song of praise after she has learned that she is pregnant with the Son of God. The love and jubilation that Mary feels is something truly inspirational. Fittingly, today marks the fourth Sunday...

alcohol-related dementia
16 Dec 2021

What You Need to Know About Alcohol-Related Dementia

Regular incidents of bingeing alcohol could result in brain damage like alcohol-related dementia. People with this condition experience a rapid reduction in cognitive ability, mood swings and an overall difficulty in achieving everyday tasks. What Causes Alcohol-Related Dementia? A study found that heavy drinking places people three times more at risk...

sunday sermon disaster
12 Dec 2021

Sunday Sermon: Hope in the Wake of Disaster

Today's Sunday Sermon takes place days after the tornadoes that devastated the southeastern United States. Our message explores the ways in which God shows up, even in the middle of a disaster. This service is guided by a reading from John Murray: "Go out into the highways and by-ways,...

5 Dec 2021

Sunday Sermon: Connection Makes Life Worth Living

This Sunday, Cumberland Heights was able to host a Sunday service with a larger group of attendees. This inspired a discussion about connection and isolation. The pandemic has divided the world at large into pockets of solitude, which can negatively impact mental health and sobriety. It's critical that we...

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