NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE APRIL 1, 2020 —  Cumberland Heights is thrilled to announce the opening of ARCH Academy (Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland Heights) on its brand new 67-acre campus in Kingston Springs. Nestled in the woods near hiking trails and the Harpeth River, the new state of the art facility provides the ideal setting for recovery.

The program is designed for teen boys, ages 14-18 battling a substance use disorder and other co-occurring illnesses such as anxiety and depression. 

“Through adventure therapy, family therapy, as well as individual and group counseling, these young men will have a tremendous opportunity to rewrite their story — a story of hope and healing,” said Executive Director Dean Porterfield.

The tagline RECOVERY. ACADEMICS. ADVENTURE encompasses the heart of the program. ARCH Academy has a fully-accredited private high school and celebrates frequent graduations. Students get one on one time with their teachers and a customized academic plan that fits their individual needs. Adventure therapy, such as hiking, ropes course and kayaking helps teens express and discover themselves in ways that traditional therapy may not.

The program typically lasts six months and provides many resources for continuing care, so even after a teen’s stay at ARCH is over they have life-time support. 

ARCH Academy is a continuation of Cumberland Heights’ Male Adolescent Program which has been around since 1985. Until now, ARCH residents have been receiving treatment on our River Road campus. Today, we will begin transitioning some of those residents to the new facility. This will help with social distancing by having fewer staff and patients on each campus.

“Treatment from substance use disorder is an essential service. That’s why during the COVID-19 crisis, we are adapting our programs to meet the needs of those struggling and their families,” said CEO Jay Crosson.

Following a heightened screening process, we continue to admit patients to our residential treatment facilities. We’re monitoring this evolving situation closely and have enhanced our procedures and protocols to minimize risk for our patients, alumni and employees. 

In addition, we are now offering telehealth services as a virtual component of our programs. Telehealth services provide the opportunity for any discharging patient with internet access or a smartphone with audio and video capacity to connect with counselors and participate in real-time individual and group therapy sessions.

About Cumberland Heights:

Cumberland Heights’ mission is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by drug and alcohol addiction. For more than 50 years, we’ve helped those struggling rewrite their story and live a life filled with hope.

Cumberland Heights is Here to Help

These are trying times, especially for those effected by substance use disorder. Cumberland Heights is here for you and your loved ones and plans to continue to provide high-quality, lifesaving addiction treatment throughout the COVID-19 health crisis.

We are committed to leading the battle against two very serious diseases: COVID-19, by doing everything possible to keep our campus protected, and addiction, by providing a continuum of care that meets patients every step of the way along their path to recovery.

We Are and Will Remain Open

Thanks to our dedicated and highly skilled staff, we’re adapting our programs to better accommodate the needs of those seeking treatment during these unprecedented times. Following a heightened screening process, we continue to admit patients to our residential treatment facilities. We’re monitoring this evolving situation closely and have enhanced our procedures and protocols to minimize risk for our patients, alumni and employees.

Now Offering Telehealth Services

In addition, we are now offering telehealth services as a virtual component of our programs. Telehealth services provide the opportunity for any discharging patient with internet access or a smartphone with audio and video capacity to connect with counselors and participate in real-time individual and group therapy sessions.

Scholarships Need Your Support

Cumberland Heights is working diligently to adapt every aspect of our work to help stop the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to deliver the utmost value in addiction care. Your support is needed now more than ever to help provide much-needed scholarships for those seeking lifesaving treatment.

Thank you for your support as we roll out this new initiative that will enhance our ability to fulfill our mission of transforming lives, bringing hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. We will get through this challenging time together, taking it one day at a time. May you and your loved ones be well.

Sincerely,

Jay Crosson

CEO

Cumberland Heights Foundation

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To Cumberland Heights’ Alumni, Board Members and Friends:

We want to share with you that Cumberland Heights is taking preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, alumni and community. Your well-being is our top priority. At this time, Cumberland Heights is unaffected by COVID-19. We are taking precautions to minimize exposure risk and are adhering to guidelines provided by the CDC including:

  • Heightened screening process for all potential admissions according to CDC guidelines.
  • Additional screening for visitors and limiting the number of guests.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and frequently-touched surfaces such as door handles, railings and counter tops.
  • Sharing COVID-19 prevention information to all employees and instructing staff to stay home if they are ill.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will begin temporarily suspending large group gatherings at our River Road campus including Aftercare meetings, Crossover meetings, the Monday Al-Anon meeting, Sunday chapel services and Sunday visitor lunch effective as of today, March 12. We regret this step is necessary, but public health considerations must put patient safety ahead of all other factors. We will continue to assess this situation and will provide updates accordingly.

Thank you,

Jay Crosson

CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASHVILLE, TN DECEMBER 17, 2019 – Cumberland Heights is proud to announce it has become not only the first addiction treatment center in the state of Tennessee to achieve certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), but also one of the first in the nation.

The ASAM Level of Care certification, created in partnership with CARF International (CARF), provides an independent, comprehensive assessment of an addiction treatment program’s capacity to deliver services consistent with Levels of Care described in The ASAM Criteria. The certification will help patients and payers identify treatment programs capable of delivering evidence-based care.

“This certification really speaks to the quality of care Cumberland Heights has been providing for more than 53 years. Today, there are so many options when it comes to addiction treatment. When you choose a facility that is ASAM certified, you know you or your loved one is going to a place that incorporates research, science, technology and compassion to create a path to life-long recovery,” said CEO Jay Crosson.

Certification through ASAM marks a significant development in the addiction treatment industry which has long struggled to establish consistent standards nationwide. The ASAM Criteria is considered the nation’s most respected, comprehensive and widely used set of standards for providing outcome-oriented care. It was developed over three decades of research and will help place patients in a care setting that suits their individual needs.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

About Cumberland Heights

Cumberland Heights’ mission is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. For more than 53 years we’ve helped those struggling rewrite their story and live a life free from addiction.

Critter from Old Crow Medicine Show sits down with Jay CrossonIn 2008, Old Crow Medicine Show released a song that spotlighted an epidemic tearing across the cities and counties they called ‘Home’. Today, they want to help those who have been struggling with addiction to get the help they need. Therefore a portion of the single ‘Methamphetamine’ will go towards Cumberland Heights Treatment Center and they encourage you all to give whatever you can. Or you can simply text the word DONATE to 615-257-8666 to donate today right over your phone. Old Crow Medicine Show and Cumberland Heights thank you for your generosity.

Check out a special conversation Critter from Old Crow Medicine Show has with Jay Crosson, Cumberland Heights CEO.

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your gifts to Cumberland Heights in 2016. Your generosity enabled us to offer a foundation for recovery to those seeking our help. For more than 50 years, we’ve played a major role in helping build foundations and impacting lives for the thousands who have passed through our gate. We couldn’t have done it without the caring support of our community.

With strong leadership from our Board and staff, we’ll continue to expand in the next 50 years, offering many more patients an opportunity to recover life.

This donor report shares with you our achievements and recognizes those who partnered with us. Thank you for helping us build a place where many come to recover life…thank you for making a difference and changing hundreds of lives of individuals and their families today and for decades to come.

Sincerely,

Jay Crosson, Chief Executive Officer

Everything we accomplish is because of donors like you and the hundreds of others who generously give to Cumberland Heights every year.

What gifts we all have the most precious of which is each other — that we have one another and can help one another. Miracles happen, and they happen to us.

—Dr. Arch MacNair, Former Chaplain

Dear Friends,

Gifts from generous donors like you make healing possible each year for hundreds of individuals and families who come to us to recover their lives from addiction. Your donations help us to enhance our services, provide patient assistance funding, improve our capital facilities and educate the community on the disease of addiction.

In this report, we have highlighted a few of the experiential therapies we use in treatment. These non-traditional therapies give the counselors ways to meet the patients where they can best relate and express themselves. The counselors can then address repressed feelings and emotions and give the patients ways to face issues or triggers without turning to drugs and alcohol.

Know that when a patient gets the chance to pick up a paint brush or play their own song, as part of a therapeutic activity, you have helped to make it possible. Your gift helps change lives one patient, one family at a time and creates a ripple effect for generations to come.

Sincerely,

Jay Crosson, Chief Executive Officer

Everything we accomplish is because of donors like you and the hundreds of others who generously give to Cumberland Heights every year.

What gifts we all have the most precious of which is each other — that we have one another and can help one another. Miracles happen, and they happen to us.

—Dr. Arch MacNair, Former Chaplain

Cumberland Heights - Steve Lee - Director of Business Development
Cumberland Heights hires Steve Lee, Director of Business Development

Nashville, TN June 19, 2019 – Cumberland Heights is excited to announce Stephen (Steve) Lee has accepted the Director of Business Development position. Steve spent much of his professional life managing strategic relationships between some of America’s most successful consumer products alongside his brother/partner at John Lee Company.

In 2014, he made a career shift to the field of addiction treatment and behavioral health, building relationships both locally and nationally with referral sources including treatment providers, Employee Assistance Programs, hospitals, private practice therapists and counselors. Steve felt strongly he was meant to stay in the treatment field, being active in his own recovery since 1989.

Steve is also an inspiring speaker, engaging crowds ranging from hundreds to thousands about his personal struggles and victories.

“It’s not only his experience, but also his love and commitment to recovery and the 12-Steps that make Steve a perfect addition to our team. He embodies the values of Cumberland Heights, and those values along with his skills will help even more people find the gift of recovery here at Cumberland Heights,” said Chief Operations Officer Butch Glover.

Steve is a native Tennessean and lives in Nashville with his wife Connie.


About Cumberland Heights:
Cumberland Heights’ mission is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. Their ability to achieve this over the past 50 years has been through unwavering commitment from an expert staff and a dedication to recovery through abstinence and the teachings of the 12 Steps.

Dear Friends,

Every morning when I drive through Cumberland Heights’ arched gates, I am thankful for the opportunity to help patients and families “recover life.” And every night when I leave, I am reminded to “Let go and let God,” and am grateful for the thousands of little things our staff members do each day as they walk new paths of recovery with our patients.

What our entire Board of Directors and I appreciate most is the generosity of the Cumberland Heights community – donors and volunteers alike – who support our mission. Throughout the pages of this report, you will see how much Cumberland Heights has grown since we started in 1966 with only three patients and a handful of staff.

Everything we accomplish is because of donors like you and the hundreds of others who generously give to Cumberland Heights every year. Thank you for helping change the lives of our current patients, families, alumni and all those who will seek our help in the years to come.

Sincerely,
Jay Crosson, Chief Executive Officer

Everything we accomplish is because of donors like you and the hundreds of others who generously give to Cumberland Heights every year.

What gifts we all have the most precious of which is each other — that we have one another and can help one another. Miracles happen, and they happen to us.

—Dr. Arch MacNair, Former Chaplain

Dedication on Sept. 21 at 1:00PM

WHAT Grand opening of Cumberland Heights’ Spring Hill Outpatient Recovery Center
WHEN Friday, Sept. 21
Noon to 2:00PM
1:00PM – Remarks and dedication
WHERE 220 Town Center Pkwy, Suite 205
Spring Hill, TN 37174
WHO Cumberland Heights Board of Directors

Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson

 

ABOUT CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS’ OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS With the addition of Spring Hill, Cumberland Heights will have 11 outpatient recovery centers across the state.

“Outpatients recovery programs are flexible to meet the needs of professionals and busy parents working through drug and alcohol addiction issues,” said Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson. “We’re excited about the opportunity to serve Spring Hill and the great team serving patients directly in the community.”

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