Adolescent Services

Adolescent treatment at Cumberland Heights

When Cumberland Heights began its Adolescent Program in 1985 there were few other programs like it in the country. Today Cumberland Heights’ distinctive approach encompassing an adolescent’s developmental issues, unique learning styles and the influence of peers makes it one of the nation’s premier programs.

The Adolescent Program is up to 30 days in length and serves boys ages 14 to 18. We also offer an Extended Care Program, up to 180 days in length, for those who qualify. Although four weeks is the common length of stay for traditional treatment, studies have shown extending treatment creates a more solid foundation for ongoing recovery in adolescents.

The developing brains of teenagers are more susceptible to alcohol and drugs than those of adults. Our team of adolescent specialists understands the normal growth and development of teens, as well as how alcohol and drug use impacts this.

Adolescent treatment at Cumberland Heights is based around a supportive peer culture, group therapy and a strong emphasis on family therapy. We introduce teens to the principles of the 12 Steps and to the 12-Step community. We also weave adventure based and expressive therapies into their daily routine.

In addition, there is a strong social and recreational emphasis in our therapeutic communities. We want young people to discover and experience fun without alcohol and drugs.

River Road Academy

Education is the foundation from which adolescents will build a future. Knowing this we address and support academic education throughout our adolescent programming.

River Road Academy, our state-licensed private high school, meets the unique needs of students pursuing recovery from substances. Each student follows the curriculum of their local school district standards in all core and elective areas.

River Road Academy will either partner with the students school and proctor course work or enroll the student full time in the academy. We provide credit, credit recovery, EOC prep and GED prep. In addition, our licensed teacher works closely with families to provide guidance when transitioning back into a traditional academic setting.

Adolescent Services
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Young Adult Services
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Cumberland Heights is not only a treatment center, but a recovery community. With an abstinence based recovery lifestyle rooted in the principles of the 12 Steps, individuals can and do achieve life-long remission.

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