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.