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...

how to deal with manipulative family members
1 Dec 2021

Holiday Advice: How to Deal with an Emotional Manipulator

Family Manipulation During the Holidays Going home for the holidays can be special, but for many people in recovery, it’s a time of anxiety. Why? Families are complicated! No matter how much you have changed since leaving the nest, something about going back under your parents’ roof brings up old...

signs of depression in men
30 Nov 2021

Signs of Depression in Men

Depression is sometimes considered a female disease, and indeed is diagnosed in women twice as often as in men. However, the gender difference may not be entirely due to women’s being more susceptible. The signs of depression are frequently different in men, and the illness may go undiagnosed if...

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.