Cumberland Heights recognizes that addiction is a family disease, and part of the recovery process is family healing. Our program helps families set boundaries, process feelings and work through pain.
Family Care Recovery Programs
Family & Children Services
Your loved one has been struggling with alcohol and drug problems. You may have been struggling along with them—maybe feeling confusion, sadness, frustration, and sometimes despair. We understand. We’ve been there. At Cumberland Heights, we believe that addiction is a disease that affects families across generations. The good news is that recovery does the same thing. Everyone in the family is essential for recovery. Each individual family member deserves to have their own healing from the pain that addiction causes. We offer opportunities for healing in individual family sessions, as well as family workshops in which groups of families come together to learn and heal. These are offered virtually and will eventually resume in person. We also offer periodic children’s “camps” to help those ages six to 13 understand and heal from the disease as well. Our 54 years of experience with one of the first family programs in the Southeast have shown us that family participation increases the changes of recovery for everyone. Please make it a priority to join us and change the life of your loved one and your own!
Cumberland Heights Family Care offers two educational programs for those impacted by a loved one’s active addiction. The Family Education Program provides interactive education about the disease of addiction and its impact on the family, as well as tools and resources for family recovery.
The Relapse Family Education Group is a similar education group on the relapse process as it occurs in people in recovery as well as for family members. It also includes tools and resources to help get the family back on track. If you are interested in attending one of these programs, please contact Cumberland Heights Family Care at 615-432-3191 or you may email Kristy Roll, Family Care Services Director, at Kristy_roll@cumberlandheights.org
Loved ones of a person struggling with addiction come into the Family Program with mixed emotions. It’s normal to feel angry, hurt, frustrated, sad or even numb. Counselors will work with your family to identify those feelings, express them, and guide you on a path to healing.
Families generally attend the Family Care Program during the Third (3rd) or Fourth (4th) week of a patient’s treatment progress, however other dates and accommodations can generally be made if this poses a problem for your family or travel schedule. Please call our Family Care Department at 615-432-3191 if you’d like to inquire about other potential dates. Family members will have interaction with the patient for about one third of the program’s schedule.
Here’s a listing of all services we provide to families:
- Family Program
- Individual Family Sessions
- Family Aftercare
- Children’s Program
- Recovery Connections Sundays at 1:15 pm
- Still Waters Family Program
- Outpatient Recovery Center Family Program
Sunday Family Recovery Day
Because family participation in treatment is critical to the healing of the family, including the patient, Cumberland Heights sets aside each Sunday as Family Recovery Day. This day is virtual now until further notice. Your presence greatly increases the recovery outcomes for your loved one in treatment as well as for you, your family, and generations to come. Although all activities are important throughout the day, it is essential families follow the schedule and attend the 1:15PM Sunday family recovery groups.
In addition, we strongly encourage you to join us earlier in the morning for our non-denominational Chapel Services beginning at 11:00AM or Mindfulness Meditation Practice also at 11:00AM with Lunch (~ 12:00PM) immediately after. Sunday morning activities set the stage for you and your loved one to attend these necessary services at 1:15PM. You will begin a journey to whole family healing which you will not regret! (Note, Sunday Services are now live on our Facebook page at 6 p.m. every Sunday until further notice.)
The Cumberland Heights family program helps parents, siblings, and children of addicts to more fully understand their loved one’s struggle. Call 800-646-9998 to learn more about our treatment options.