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22 Apr 2014

Goodbye Letter to Addiction

Dear Addiction, We first met when I was just a boy. You first came to me in a bottle and a breath of smoke. You enticed me with glamour and elevation of mood, enriching my life experience in blind surprise. I saw you charming those I looked up...

16 Apr 2014

Compassionate God

**Audio of Service** Compassionate God, The wind of your Spirit is the very sign of life for all who long for you. One breath from you and we are rescued from the arid valley of dry bones. One breath from you and we are given muscles and sinews and joy with which to...

7 Apr 2014

Sunday Service: Blame

**Audio of Service** As we wrestle with the various factors that have contributed to our addictive disease, we may be tempted to blame someone- parents, relatives, peer groups, ourselves. Understanding these factors can be helpful, but blaming is always counterproductive. We may never know the exact reason for our condition. But our growth...

25 Mar 2014

Come Join Us on the Mountain

**Audio of Service** Come join us on the mountain! This week we delve into the Transfiguration story in Luke 9:28-36. In this narrative, we learn about the fear that the disciples experienced while encountering the unknown, and we can give ourselves the opportunity to enter into that feeling with them....

13 Mar 2014

Blog Post: Medicalization & Legalization of Marijuana

There's been a lot of conversation in the media recently about marijuana use -- both medicalization & legalization. This is just one example of the conversation, and it puts a fine point on the complexities of the topic. "Weed is not a Gateway Drug via CNN I can...

11 Mar 2014

Recreation Therapy at Cumberland Heights…

I look up. I think I can do it. From down here it doesn't look so bad. Step one... two... then three. I have someone there to catch me. I take some deep breaths. Keep looking up. Four... five. Whoa! Five was a tough one. I had to really...

11 Mar 2014

We Need You God…

Audio of service Because temptation is woven into the fabric of our lives, and we know the weariness of wandering in the wilderness and the beckoning power of sweet fruit, and the vain promises of the world, we need you, God. Because we see the broken before the whole, and the half...

4 Mar 2014

“Share the Love” Campaign

During the month of February, we reached out to our Facebook family and asked that they send in their Stories of Recovery to share with our patients. Below are a few of the stories and encouragement we received... "You Are Beautiful Inside & Out" When I was 14, I was...

24 Feb 2014

Bringing Pet Assisted Therapy To CH

Bringing Pet Assisted Therapy to Cumberland Heights was not an entirely new concept. For years, CH has taken in strays and made them a part of the healing family. This time however, the introduction of Karisma was more intentional. We know that empathy is essential to the...

20 Feb 2014

Treatment Works!

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has continued to earn the spotlight. It's sad and difficult to read and hear as the facts unfold, but I do think it's an important cautionary tale, and I'm glad it continues to receive attention. Fortunately, I also ran across this article in...

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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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