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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.

cunning baffling powerful
21 Apr 2021

Addiction is Cunning, Baffling and Powerful

What Does “Cunning, Baffling and Powerful” Mean? Humans have struggled with addictive disorders for thousands of years. For much of that time, addiction was seen as a lack of willpower – a person consciously making poor decisions over and over again. The general population saw addicts as people who refused...

when is someone considered an alcoholic
12 Apr 2021

When is Someone Considered an Alcoholic?

Alcoholism – now referred to by professionals as alcohol use disorder – is the most common substance abuse diagnosis in America. People regularly consume alcohol in social settings, and sometimes, this becomes a slippery slope. They may find themselves drinking more often, downing a bottle of wine at home or...

signs of relapse in addiction recovery
6 Apr 2021

10 Signs of Relapse

When you attend a treatment program, the time will eventually come for you to return home. For many residents, this transition brings a blend of excitement and anxiety. They ask themselves questions like, “What if I fall into old patterns?” and “What if I relapse?” Fortunately, the staff at...

4 Apr 2021

Sunday Sermon: Easter Sunday

What does the care of God look like for you? It looks like different things to different people. It looks like the sun on Easter Sunday, it looks like the seasons changing, it looks like answers you've had to questions in your life, it may look like a new...

misconceptions about addiction
31 Mar 2021

Common Misconceptions About Drug Abuse and Addiction

The saying has been credited to both Mark Twain and Josh Billings: “It ain’t what we don’t know that gets us in trouble, it’s the things we know that just ain’t so.” Whoever first said that (and in whatever exact words), there are seemingly endless things “everybody knows” that “just...

28 Mar 2021

Sunday Sermon: Palm Sunday

Today with celebrate Palm Sunday when Jesus entered into Jerusalem and was greeted by the people waving palm branches. For Christians, it is a reminder of the welcoming of Jesus into our hearts and of our willingness to follow him.  

21 Mar 2021

Sunday Sermon: The Power of Words

Our words have power. The phrase "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" couldn't be further from the truth. Words are powerful in almost all traditions. They have the power to hurt and to heal.  

Developing Healthy Friendships in Recovery
18 Mar 2021

Healthy Friendships: How to Enrich Your Recovery

“Peer pressure” is a term with typically negative implications—and you’ve experienced its negative power if your drug addiction began with a “friend” urging you to “try just one hit; you won’t believe how great it feels.” But peer influence also has its positive side, which means that healthy friendships...

14 Mar 2021

Sunday Sermon: Impermanence

On our campus, there is a beautiful rebirth happening. The flowers are beginning to bloom, the birds are singing, the Serenity Trail is looking vibrant again. Spring is not forever - we know this. The seasons will change. We feel darkeness in our lives - there is at time...

women in recovery
12 Mar 2021

The History of Women in Recovery

Celebrating Famous Women in Recovery Each March, we celebrate Women’s History Month: an annual observance of the ways in which women have positively impacted society. In addition to fighting for legal rights, demanding equality and joining male-dominated fields, women have also made an incredible difference in the realm of recovery....

Mental Health Month
7 Mar 2021

Sunday Sermon: Letting Go

In this message, look into the importance of letting go of things in our lives that are not serving us anymore. Letting go is allowing us to grow and get to what we truly want in life.  

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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