bipolar disorder
10 Mar 2022

What Does a Bipolar Person Act Like?

Have you believed the following myths about bipolar disorder (aka manic depression)? A person with bipolar disorder is naturally uncooperative and rebellious. This disorder triggers violent behavior. Manic episodes are characterized by “crazy” behavior. Most people with this disorder are “hyper” much of the time. Having such a mental...

complicated grief
4 Mar 2022

Understanding Complicated Grief

Life is beautiful, but it can also be painful. As we age, we experience events that cause us to grieve what we’ve lost. Whether it’s the sudden death of a loved one or the end of a marriage, we all face obstacles that negatively impact our mental health. While...

opioid overdose treatment
24 Feb 2022

New Technology Claims to Automatically Reverse Opioid Overdose

Drug addiction kills—sometimes from long-term effects on physical health, and sometimes immediately. From April 2020 to April 2021, over 100,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdose (up 28.5 percent from the April 2019–2020 total), and more than three-fourths [1] of those fatalities were triggered by opioid overdose....

patience and silence
20 Feb 2022

Sunday Sermon: Patience and Silence

In today's Sunday Sermon, Cumberland Heights' Michelle Morris, M.Div., M.A., begins by sharing a reading asking attendees to consider the role of patience and silence in recovery. Today's reading: Patience and Silence

co-occurring disorders
10 Feb 2022

How We Treat Co-Occurring Disorders

When someone comes to our center for treatment, their substance use is just one piece of the puzzle. Many factors contribute to chemical dependency, including a person’s environment, lifestyle and relationships. Above all of these, the most important area to consider when treating an addiction is the patient’s mental...

self-love and self-forgiveness
6 Feb 2022

Sunday Sermon: Self-Love and Self-Forgiveness

To progress in our recovery, we must learn to love ourselves and forgive ourselves, just as the Lord forgives us. This Sunday, Michelle talks about the importance of self-love and self-forgiveness. Today's Reading: In God's Care Learn more about spirituality in recovery by contacting our admissions team today.

depression stigma
2 Feb 2022

Stigma About Depression is Fading

Over 57% of adults with mental illness do not receive the treatment they need. This means that over 26 million people dealing with depression, anxiety, and other diagnoses go untreated each year. This problem is especially prominent in the South. There are a few potential explanations for this lack...

inpatient vs outpatient
24 Jan 2022

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment

Notwithstanding the number of people who struggle with relapse issues after detoxing from substance use disorder, the large majority of those who set out to quit will ultimately succeed—though for some who struggle to commit to treatment, this is only on the third, fourth or fifth attempt. Often, the...

psychic change
23 Jan 2022

Sunday Sermon: Psychic Change in Recovery

In today's Sunday Sermon, our Spiritual Director Rev. Stan Bumgarner, MDiv, LADAC II discusses the psychic change that we undergo in recovery. Today's reading is from Thích Nhất Hạnh, the great Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk and peace activist. "Let us be at peace with our bodies and our minds. Let us return...

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...

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.