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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.

mental health
15 Oct 2021

Who Can Diagnose Mental Illness?

October has been designated as National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. If you are concerned about symptoms that you have been experiencing, now is a good time to seek out a mental health screening and diagnosis. You may be wondering who can diagnose mental illness. There are many...

non-stimulant adhd medications
11 Oct 2021

Non-Stimulant ADHD Medication

Before Non-Stimulant Medications Not long ago, restlessness in schoolchildren and even adults was typically diagnosed as “attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder” and treated with immediate prescription of stimulant-based ADHD medication. At that time, non-stimulant medications were not used. Unfortunately, many of those diagnosed did not in fact have ADHD, but some other illness such...

reducing stigma
8 Oct 2021

World Mental Health Day

The week of October 3-9 has been designated as Mental Illness Awareness Week. The theme of the week for 2021 is “Together in Mental Health.” Sunday, October 10, is World Mental Health Day. All of these activities are part of October’s designation as National Depression and Mental Health Screening...

Openess labyrinth
3 Oct 2021

Sunday Sermon: Becoming More Open

Your Higher Power shines light on you to show you what you're holding on to that it's time for you to let go. Once you let go of all that "extra stuff", you can become open to new possibilities in recovery.    

What Type of Spirituality-Based Approaches Can be Used in Addiction Recovery?
26 Sep 2021

Sunday Sermon: Embracing Spiritual Principles

In recovery, we must embrace the ideas of spiritual principles. The sense of surrender,  humility and the need to be of service are all important. It's the best we can do because we may never understand God as much as we'd like to. Many say it's beyond our comprehension....

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Tennessee?
24 Sep 2021

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in Tennessee?

Driving under the influence is not only dangerous, it is also illegal. If you are operating a motor vehicle, including a boat, while intoxicated with alcohol or under the influence of drugs, you could face some serious penalties. Driving under the influence (DUI) can cause a lot of problems...

National Recovery Month at Cumberland Heights
13 Sep 2021

National Recovery Month at Cumberland Heights

You deserve the opportunity to move forward with your life in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. National Recovery Month at Cumberland Heights emphasizes that everyone, regardless of the nature or extent of their addiction, should be able to get the treatment they need. September is National Recovery...

exercising youth
12 Sep 2021

Sunday Sermon: Rewards of Recovery

It doesn't matter if you have three days, three years or 30 years of recovery. Today is all we have. And if a newcomer stays sober, goes to meetings and tries to be of service to others, they will receive the same benefits of recovery as a person who...

social media and mental health
10 Sep 2021

Social Media and Mental Health

Although social media has been instrumental in connecting friends and family virtually, its use has also posed issues for many people. As the use of social media increases for people of all ages, a connection between social media and mental health has become evident. Social Media Use Last year, the average...

PAWS
8 Sep 2021

How Long Does PAWS Last?

Have you heard that “it ain’t over till it’s over”? Well, with many health issues, it isn’t even over when it’s over. Post-surgery patients need follow-up appointments. Thousands of people who recover from COVID-19 retain long-haul symptoms that may persist for months. And among people who have successfully detoxed...

Why is it so meaningful to give to Cumberland Heights?

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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