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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.

person-centered therapy
23 May 2023

The Principles of Person-Centered Therapy

In the 1940s, Carl Rogers pioneered person-centered therapy. This notion represented a radical departure from the leading behavioral and psychoanalytic techniques of that time. Rogers’ method emphasizes using listening, empathy and acceptance in therapy to help clients maximize their full potential. If you are looking for an effective humanistic...

solvent abuse
17 May 2023

Understanding Solvent Abuse

You may keep household essentials like hair spray, paint thinner and nail polish remover in your bathroom or garage without ever considering their potential for abuse. Unfortunately, these solvents pose many risks to people who are willing to experiment with them. How Does Solvent Abuse Begin? Teenagers often try inhalants before...

anxiety coping skills
9 May 2023

10 Coping Skills for Anxiety

Life can get stressful, and everyone occasionally experiences anxiety. However, people living with anxiety disorders struggle with excessive, ongoing or unrealistic worries that are out of proportion to their circumstances. If you don’t take steps to manage your anxiety, you could eventually reach a point where all your thoughts...

EFT for couples
2 May 2023

The Most Effective Form of Couples Therapy: EFT

Ideally, your relationship with your partner should be stable, reliable and mutually beneficial. Still, you may have conflicts or disagreements that change your dynamic over time. If both partners are willing to be honest and put in the work, couples therapy can be valuable in building a partnership based...

severe anxiety
25 Apr 2023

Severe Anxiety Explained

Some amount of anxiety is normal when facing daily challenges. However, many people struggle with anxiety that is overwhelming enough to disrupt their lives and ability to function. Severe anxiety is not a formal diagnosis defined in the DSM-5-TR; rather, it’s a measure of your anxiety disorder’s significance in...

addiction impact
24 Mar 2023

5 Lesser-Known Drug and Alcohol Facts

Drinking and drug use are prevalent parts of American society, but misconceptions persist about how our nationwide addiction epidemic has taken shape and what it entails. As we observe National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, here is some lesser-known information about substance use and abuse. 1. The COVID-19 Crisis Dramatically...

self-injury awareness month
14 Mar 2023

March Is Self-Injury Awareness Month

Though most people actively try to avoid physical pain, some turn to self-injury as an unhealthy outlet for coping with complex emotions. In observance of Self-Harm Awareness Month this March, learn what unique risk factors can cause someone to develop this habit. What Is Self-Injury? Though self-injury involves inflicting damage that...

drug-induced psychosis
28 Feb 2023

Drug-Induced Psychosis Explained

Psychosis is a mental health problem that causes a temporary break from reality. While it can be a symptom of illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, it can also result from drug use or withdrawal. Symptoms of Drug-Induced Psychosis The onset of drug-induced psychosis is often gradual, with toxicity becoming...

alcohol withdrawal symptoms
21 Feb 2023

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Since alcohol’s cultural references are primarily positive, many people see nothing wrong with drinking to relax or lower their inhibitions. While nobody purposely sets out to develop an addiction, casual drinking can become problematic sooner than you might realize. Withdrawal symptoms are one sign of a burgeoning substance use...

intrusive thoughts
14 Feb 2023

What Are Intrusive Thoughts?

If you live with a mental health challenge like anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder, you have probably experienced intrusive thoughts. Since these can be so strange, frightening and upsetting, you may wonder where they come from and whether you can stop having them. Here’s what you need...

7 Feb 2023

CBT Exercises You Can Do Outside Therapy

Negativity is at the root of many mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. A self-defeating inner monologue that tells you that you don’t deserve to be happy can be disruptive and detract from your quality of life. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an excellent way to...