Family & Children Services

Family Addiction Recovery Programs

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Cumberland Heights recognizes addiction is a family disease and developed its family program to help educate and guide patients’ families as they navigate their way toward recovery.

In this four day workshop, our clinical staff educates loved ones of the patient on how chemical dependency affects the entire family. The Family Program’s foremost goal is for each member to heal, which begins with the understanding of addiction as a disease. Families begin to see addictive behavior not as a personal or moral condition, but as the symptom of an illness, often beyond one’s control.

We show families how to rebuild vital pieces of their relationships, including trust, boundaries, and communication utilizing experiential and therapeutic group exercise. Clinical staff will also explore family dynamics and addiction in an effort to identify how to rebuild trust, create healthy boundaries, and use safe, clear communication

Families generally attend the program during the third week of a patient’s stay at Cumberland Heights. Family members will have interaction with the patient for about one third of the program’s schedule.

Family Program Agenda Handouts

Cumberland Heights and the Family Program wishes to extend our invitation for you to participate in the Weekend Family Program. Cumberland Heights supports and encourages your participation in this integral part of the treatment process. We offer 2 identical sessions for participation, please choose whichever fits your schedule better. The first session begins Saturday – Monday, the other begins Sunday – Wednesday.

Saturday – Monday Agenda
Sunday – Wednesday Agenda

Sunday Visitation Schedule

We are glad that you are interested in the visiting your loved one while at Cumberland Heights. Your presence greatly increases the recovery outcomes for your loved one in treatment as well as for you, your family, and generations to come. There is a lot going on at Cumberland Heights on Sunday. These notes will help you navigate. If you’d like a convenient printable schedule please click the button below.

  1. Please arrive early. This allows you to have plenty of time to park, get to the Family Life Center to register, get your visitor badge, and get to your scheduled activity.
  2. Please Check in. The Family Life Center is the large building with the clock tower to the left of the parking lot. Please go to the far entrance and you will find our receptionist. Again, this is where you will sign in.
  3. Please join us for lunch! Please note: that lunch is only available (cost is $12/adult) for those visitors who attend morning activities, which include Chapel, Mindfulness Practice, or individual family sessions. There are several restaurants available on Charlotte Avenue near River Road for your convenience if you aren’t able to attend these morning activities. Please note that you must be here by 11:10AM in order to participate in the morning activities and lunch on campus.
  4. Please arrive at 12:50PM if you are coming for the Afternoon Activities and proceed to the Family Life Center as noted above.
10:15AM 1st time visitor orientation FLC Room 114/115
11:00AM Chapel FLC auditorium or Mindfulness Practice (Men-FLC 114/115 & Women-Craig Hall downstairs small group room)
12:00PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:15PM Recovery Connections
Young Men FLC 114-115
Traditional Adult Women Craig Hall lower level large group room
Traditional Adult Men, as well as Extended Care Men MMR
2:15PM Family Education Group FLC Auditorium- Families
FS Men have group in FS Group Room and FS Women have group in Women’s Cabin. Both join their families at 2:15PM in Auditorium
2:45PM – 4:00PM Regular Visitation
IMPORTANT Anyone who arrives to the security gate more than 10 minutes late for Chapel/Meditation or Recovery Connections/Family Education Group, will be instructed to come back to campus during one of the times listed below.


CAMPUS “OPEN” VISITATION TIMES (The exact times when security can allow visitors to come on campus)
Every Sunday between 10:00AM – 11:10AM
Every Sunday between 12:50PM – 1:25PM
Every Sunday between 2:30PM – 4:00PM

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