Newsweek Ranks Cumberland Heights as Tennessee’s Best Addiction Treatment Center

Cumberland Heights is proud to announce that it has been named as one of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers and the Best Addiction Treatment Center in Tennessee for the third year in a row.

Since 1966, Cumberland Heights has been transforming lives as a nationally recognized treatment center in Tennessee. We pride ourselves on being a treatment center steeped in tradition while also offering the highest quality of care. The America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers ranking highlights the nation’s top facilities based on quality of service, reputation, and accreditation relative to in-state competition. Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of addiction treatment centers, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), were included in the survey to determine the Best Addiction Treatment Center in Tennessee. The evaluation process was comprised of three steps:

Nationwide Survey

Over 4,000 medical professionals (therapists, counselors, medical doctors) and managers/administrators who work in addiction treatment facilities were invited to an online survey. Participants were asked to recommend notable addiction treatment centers in their respective states. The professional experience of the participants was considered and recommendations for each professional’s employer were not allowed.

Quality Score

Participants were asked to rank the quality dimensions which influence the quality of rehabilitation facilities, including quality of care, quality of follow-up care, quality of service, and accommodation and amenities.

Accreditation Score

Accreditation data on addiction treatment centers provided by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Nine types of accreditations were considered from accrediting bodies such as the State Substance Abuse Agency, the State Mental Health Department, the State Department of Health, and more.

In addition to Newsweek’s evaluation standards, there are numerous factors that come into play when deciding upon a treatment center for yourself or a loved one who is battling addiction. It is the mission of Cumberland Heights to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. Our core values make up the foundation of who we are as a non-profit organization and contribute to our ranking of the #1 Best Addiction Treatment Center in Tennessee. These values, which make Cumberland Heights one of the most sought-after treatment centers in our state, include:

  • Always putting the patient first.
  • Providing the highest quality of care throughout our continuum of services.
  • Recognizing the principles embodied in the 12 Steps as the essential foundation of lasting recovery.
  • Providing a physical and therapeutic environment conducive to the transforming power of a spiritual awakening.
  • Valuing the important of family participating in the recovery process.
  • Remaining grateful for those who support our mission and share our passion for recovery.
  • Demonstrating the same care and respect for our employees they show for our patients.

Too many families face the pain of substance abuse and addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction can devastate lives, leaving lasting damage. In the last 20 years, the diagnosis of substance use disorders in the United States has increased from 4.9 to 6 percent and overdose deaths are on the rise.

The good news is that those patients who complete a rehabilitation program are more successful in managing their illnesses. In 2020, addiction treatment centers nationwide admitted over 1.5 million people ages 12 or older.

Of course, finding the right program and facility can be challenging – especially when thousands of centers are available. To help you make an informed treatment decision, we want to share with you a few of our differentiators here at Cumberland Heights that contributed to making us the #1 Best Addiction Treatment Center in Tennessee.

Our Care

At Cumberland Heights we understand every patient has unique needs. Our experienced staff develops personalized treatment plans for each patient based on their unique history which can include past traumas and/or other co-occurring illnesses.

Our Co-Occurring Capability

We offer comprehensive care that effectively treats addiction and the mental health conditions that accompany a substance use disorder. Cumberland Heights provides support for an array of co-occurring disorders including PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and more.

Our Affordability

We don’t want the cost of treatment to hinder anyone from receiving the quality of care that they deserve in a treatment center. As a non-profit organization, Cumberland Heights is committed to providing accessible, high-quality care to those who are seeking recovery. We are in-network with most insurance providers, and our financial advisors are committed to working with each family to ensure finances are not a barrier to receive quality care.

Our History

Cumberland Heights was the first treatment center of its kind in the state of Tennessee. Since we opened our doors more than 57 years ago, Cumberland Heights has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals and their families. Five decades of experience has taught us that recovery is not only possible; it’s a path that no one must walk alone.

Our Campus

Sitting on 177-acres of sprawling Tennessee hills, our Cumberland Heights campus features a beautiful courtyard, Serenity Trail, memorial garden, walking trail, pond, and chapel. Our campus encourages patients to feel at peace and at ease, whether they are taking a moment to reflect by our koi pond or walking our one-mile trail that meanders through our scenic campus. The spacious yet nurturing environment of our campus helps residents find space to heal and the freedom to rewrite their story.

Newsweek began their survey and ranking of best addiction treatment centers in the country in 2020 and, since its origination, Cumberland Heights has been ranked as the #1 Best Addiction Treatment Center in Tennessee. We are so proud of the ways our treatment center and programs have helped Cumberland Heights achieve such a high standard in the recovery community.

In addition to receiving the Newsweek badge for the Best Addiction Treatment Center in Tennessee, Cumberland Heights maintains other indices of quality that support the quality of our programs. First Cumberland Heights maintains accreditation and the gold stamp of approval from The Joint Commission. Second, we were the first addiction treatment center in the state of Tennessee to obtain certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), we take pride in providing effective treatment for our Middle Tennessee community. The passion, clinical expertise, and dedication among our staff is why so many families struggling with the disease of addiction choose Cumberland Heights as their healing place.

More About Our Programs

Cumberland Heights offers gender-specific inpatient and outpatient treatment, 12-Step immersion retreats, and a state-of-the-art facility for teen boys, ages 14-18. We also offer expert medical care, family support, and evidence-based psychotherapies. We offer more than a dozen Intensive Outpatient Care locations across the state of Tennessee. Our services at these facilities include education about the disease of addiction, 12-step meetings, as well as group, individual, and family therapy. Our Outpatient Recovery Centers provide the education and support to begin practicing a recovery lifestyle. They also offer the next step for those individuals who began their recovery within a residential program, affording a transition back to the home and work environment while still being support in early recovery practices.

In addition to providing expert addiction medicine care during residential stays, Cumberland Heights offers addiction medicine follow-up care and extended care for outpatients and those who have completed their residential stay. At Cumberland Heights, our teams strive to provide the best treatments to our patients and their families. We accomplish that goal through the application of Evidence Based Practices. Our multidisciplinary treatment teams work synergistically to effectively assess each patient, create robust treatment plans of intervention, and help to support the development of the skills needs to effectively engage in recovery. Too many families face the pain of substance abuse and addiction, making it vital that they have access to the best addiction treatment centers in the country. If you or someone you know in Middle Tennessee is struggling with addiction, you deserve the best care available at the #1 ranked Best Addiction Treatment Center in Tennessee – Cumberland Heights. Recovery is a life-long process, and we are committed to serving all those affected by addiction. We are a family of professionals seeking to change the stigma of addiction in our community, navigate the best forms of treatment using research and outcomes studies, and ultimately heal lives and preserve futures. To learn more about what it looks like to receive treatment at Cumberland Heights and to take the first steps toward receiving treatment, click here.