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Dedication on Sept. 21 at 1:00PM WHAT Grand opening of Cumberland Heights’ Spring Hill Outpatient Recovery Center WHEN Friday, Sept. 21 Noon to 2:00PM 1:00PM – Remarks and dedication WHERE 220 Town Center Pkwy, Suite 205 Spring Hill, TN 37174 WHO Cumberland Heights Board of Directors Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson   ABOUT CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS’ OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS With the addition of Spring Hill, Cumberland Heights will have 11 outpatient recovery centers across the state. “Outpatients recovery programs are flexible to meet the needs of professionals and busy parents working through drug and alcohol addiction issues,” said Cumberland Heights CEO Jay Crosson. “We’re excited about the opportunity to serve Spring Hill and the great team serving patients directly in the community.” Cumberland Heights admission counselors are available 24 hours a day at 1-800-6464

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Sept. 6, 2018 – Cumberland Heights is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick Hayes, M.S., LMFTA (TX), LCDC (TX) as Director of Clinical Research and Outcomes and Greg Snodgrass as Regional Outreach Coordinator. Hayes will focus on efficacious treatment protocols, predictive analytics, feedback-informed treatment procedures and collaborations with institutions of higher education for all of Cumberland Heights, including inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. As Regional Outreach Coordinator, Snodgrass will serve as the liaison between Cumberland Heights and a variety of referral sources to ensure seamless and timely admissions as well as treatment and continuing care services for patients and families seeking help with addiction. “Nick and Greg have skills that reinforce why Cumberland Heights has consistently remained a nationally renowned treatment center for more than 50 years,” said … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Adds Director of Clinical Research and Outcomes, Regional Outreach Coordinator

Original Article By: Stephanie Langston, WKRN News Channel 2, Nashville Posted: Aug 02, 2018 05:55 PM CDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A family is sharing their story of heartache after losing their son to addiction. Now, they are doing what they can to raise awareness about the crisis. VIEW THE GREG WITTHAUER STORY It was a battle the Witthauer’s faced for years. They told News 2 despite numerous rehab facilities, the disease was too powerful for their son Greg. “I lost my brother to this disease, but losing my child was much worse,” Karen Witthauer said with tears in her eyes. At the age of 13, her son Greg had his first taste of drugs. “They smoked marijuana on the beach and then it was head to the ground from there.” His … Continue reading Opioid-Crisis: Family raising awareness after losing their son to addiction

This Year’s Concert for Cumberland Heights Promises to be a Party at the Ryman Auditorium ‘Here Come the Mummies’ to bring the funk and the fun to this popular fundraiser NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 10, 2018 – The Concert for Cumberland Heights on Oct. 2, 2018, will be a fun, memorable night of great music at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This annual concert will feature “Here Come the Mummies” and is the biggest fundraiser of the year to benefit the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment at Cumberland Heights. Additionally, some of proceeds will go toward construction of Cumberland Heights’ new youth facility, ARCH Academy, to be competed in 2019. “Here Come The Mummies” (HCTM) bills themselves as an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a … Continue reading This Year’s Concert for Cumberland Heights Promises to be a Party at the Ryman Auditorium

nFocus Nashville: Reaching New Heights welcomes golfer Laura Baugh Original Author: Holly Hoffman | Photographer: Daniel Meigs Anyone who was not familiar with Laura Baugh will certainly never forget her after Reaching New Heights. The engaging professional golfer and author of Out of the Rough: An Intimate Portrait of Laura Baugh and Her Sobering Journey shared her courageous story of recovery to a packed room at the annual luncheon, which benefits the Women’s Program at Cumberland Heights. Co-chairs Monica McDougall and Sally Nesbitt welcomed a crowd of familiar faces to Hillwood Country Club before the presentation of the Sheila Keeble Award. “I love getting to brag on my friend!” proclaimed Louise Mandrell as she handed the award to Janice Lovvorn, who has been involved with the organization for 22 years. Opening with … Continue reading Reaching New Heights: Taking Charge

Original Article By: Kelly Fisher, The Tennessean | Published: April 27, 2018 Cumberland Heights, a nonprofit addiction treatment organization, broke ground on its second campus in Cheatham County on Thursday afternoon. The upcoming facility will be used for addiction recovery in teen boys aged 14 through 18. The 67-acre site in Pegram, once home to a bed and breakfast, will become ARCH Academy, or Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland Heights , at 1062 Highway 70.Cumberland Heights also treats drug and alcohol addiction in adult men and women on its campus at 8283 River Road Pike in Nashville.The total cost of the project is estimated at $8.1 million, including the purchase of the property, construction, renovation, infrastructure and other costs, according to information from Cumberland Heights. Cumberland Heights Chief Executive Officer Jay Crosson said with three new … Continue reading Cumberland Heights breaks ground on teen addiction treatment center in Pegram

Original Article By: Nashville Post Posted On: 04/20/2018 Cumberland Heights officials led by CEO Jay Crosson will next week formally launch construction work on another facility for adolescents in alcohol and drug addiction recovery. The nonprofit will break ground Thursday in Pegram — just west of Bellevue — on ARCH Academy, a 30-bed center located on 67 acres off Highway 70. The facility will provide therapy and programming for between 60 days and six months for adolescent boys and is expected to open in the Summer of 2019. The center, which includes a licensed high school, was designed by a team from Orcutt Winslow — the former Street Dixon Rick — that was led by Steve Rick. Have a look at the design rendering of the 67 acre campus to be completed … Continue reading Cumberland Heights to build ARCH Academy in Pegram

PEGRAM, Tenn. (WKRN) – Jay Crosson has a big vision. He’s CEO of Cumberland Heights, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Nashville. Next summer, the nonprofit plans to turn a 67-acre plot of land into a recovery center for teen boys called ARCH Academy. “They’re progressing into substances that can kill them really quick,” Crosson said. “We really need that intervention to break that cycle of addiction.” ARCH Academy will offer a six-month recovery program for boys ages 14 to 18 battling addiction. “We want these kids to graduate high school,” he said. “We want them to go to college.” Up to 30 teens will live on campus which will be designed will three residence halls, a school, dining hall, and counseling room where they’ll work with therapists like Dean Porterfield. … Continue reading News Channel 2: Non-profit aims to create recovery center for teen addiction

23 Million Americans suffer from addiction. An estimated 10% get the specialized care they need. Compare this to diabetes where an estimated 87% receive specialized care. Addiction is a disease and addiction treatment is a health care service. It is plain to see we have a serious health care gap between addiction treatment and need, and the need is great. Unlike most healthcare, government funding is the primary source of payment for addiction care and that funding is woefully inadequate. Private insurance doesn’t adequately close the gap. It pays about 40% of medical care generally but only about 10% of addiction care. While parity law and addiction as an essential healthcare benefit have the potential to close that gap, we are not there yet. Accessing appropriate treatment, therefore, is a considerable challenge. … Continue reading Treatment Program Discernment and Selection: Internet and Directory Deception and NAATP Treatment Selection Guide

CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS’ ANNUAL REACHING NEW HEIGHTS LUNCHEON TO FEATURE LAURA BAUGH, FORMER LPGA PRO AND AUTHOR OF “OUT OF THE ROUGH” Janice Lovvorn to be honored with Sheila Keeble Award NASHVILLE, TENN. – Feb. 20, 2017 – The annual Reaching New Heights Luncheon to benefit nonprofit Cumberland Heights will be Tuesday, April 11 at 11:30 am at Nashville’s Hillwood Country Club. This year’s guest speaker is Laura Baugh, former LPGA pro and author of Out of the Rough. This annual women’s event is an important fundraiser for the alcohol and drug-addiction recovery center. The mission of Reaching New Heights is to highlight the women’s programs at Cumberland Heights, raise funds to help women in treatment, and celebrate those women in our families and community who are experiencing their own recovery one day at … Continue reading Cumberland Heights Annual Reaching New Heights Luncheon to feature Laura Baugh former LPGA Pro, Author

Best Parties 2017 The results are in! AUTHORS Nancy Floyd, Holly Hoffman, Geert De Lombaerde, Megan Seling Another year has come and gone, but we couldn’t bid 2017 adieu without honoring the best parties of the year. Our writers and readers alike have been reflecting back on the biggest and brightest moments of the past 12 months, and what a year it was! From laughing with Shaq to dancing with Steven Tyler to celebrating the birth of Andrew Jackson, there was something to delight everyone on Nashville’s social scene. Keep reading to find out what events stood out to our readers, what details impressed our writers and whether or not your favorites made the list. Cumberland Heights’ own “Reaching New Heights” Women’s Luncheon took top honors for Most Inspiring Luncheon and we couldn’t be more appreciative!  … Continue reading nFOCUS Nashville – Cumberland Heights’ Reaching New Heights wins 2017 Most Inspiring Luncheon

Dear Friends, Thank you for your gifts to Cumberland Heights in 2016. Your generosity enabled us to offer a foundation for recovery to those seeking our help. For more than 50 years, we’ve played a major role in helping build foundations and impacting lives for the thousands who have passed through our gate. We couldn’t have done it without the caring support of our community. With strong leadership from our Board and staff, we’ll continue to expand in the next 50 years, offering many more patients an opportunity to recover life. This donor report shares with you our achievements and recognizes those who partnered with us. Thank you for helping us build a place where many come to recover life…thank you for making a difference and changing hundreds of lives of individuals … Continue reading 2016 Annual Report

Original Author: Nashville Post Staff Reports Belmont University’s health sciences simulation program has received accreditation in the teaching/education sectors from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) and the Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs. The status is for a five-year period and is valid through December 2022, according to a release. Belmont’s simulation program, the first in the state to receive such accreditation, aims to improve patient safety and health outcomes by providing evidence-based, experiential education. Additionally, the program’s material recycling program was acknowledged as one of Belmont’s best practices. The program saves the university more than $40,000 per year, the university notes. Dr. Beth Hallmark, director of the program, stressed the importance of the program. “Simulation is a safe place to participate in patient care,” Hallmark said. “It enhances patient … Continue reading Cumberland Heights designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality for Behavioral Health

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Contributor Note: Aftercare Director Johnny Rosen, has been with Cumberland Heights since 1996. Along with serving the Alumni of Cumberland Heights, Johnny also supports technical needs, from recording the Sunday services to assisting in all sound, lighting and video projects on campus and for Cumberland Heights events. His son, J.J. Rosen, followed in his tech-savvy footsteps and founded the computer consulting business Atiba, where Johnny helps out on a part-time basis. By: Joel Stinnett – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal Some people find their passion at a young age; for others it takes some time to find their path. For Atiba founder and Chairman J.J. Rosen, the latter was true. Rosen graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1992 and took a job with the district attorney general in Nashville. As the child support coordinator … Continue reading The Boss: This Nashville tech man relaxes Big Easy style

Volume 29 Number 46December 4, 2017Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly Many people mistakenly define the 12 Steps as a treatment approach, which therefore somehow serves to exclude other strategies in working with patients with addictions. In reality, the Steps are more of a philosophy that can serve as a foundation around nearly every accepted treatment modality, which is why a wide range of programs are able to integrate the Steps into their patients’ experiences in treatment every day. “The 12 Steps are more of a point of view, which means you can believe all that and still do straight ahead [cognitive behavioral therapy],” Keith Humphreys, Ph.D., section director for mental health policy at Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, told ADAW. “People think of the 12 Steps as a rigid … Continue reading ADAW: The 12 Steps remain a comfortable fit with today’s multi-modal treatment

The Nashville Insider features some of the new faces of Country Music for this years Concert for Cumberland Heights, their special 20th Anniversary benefit concert, held at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

By: Brett MartinWKRN New Channel 2, Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Addiction is sweeping the country and impacting young people every day. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 25 percent of teenagers who use drugs become addicted before they turn 18. “Drug addiction is chaotic,” said a former addict at Cumberland Heights in northwest Davidson County. Addiction is becoming far too normal for people, including teenagers. “Not all of them have gotten to that point, especially the youth, where they could be addicted, but they are definitely on a path,” said Dean Porterfield, Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Services. There is no doubt in Alex Booth’s mind that he is a recovering addict. Booth is 28 years old now and once was hooked on pain pills. “Drinking … Continue reading Youth Counselor: Alcohol, Marijuana Use Sending Teens to Rehab at Faster Rate

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Original Article By: Joanna Sammer When Nashville-based Cumberland Heights had to address an aging infrastructure for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) on its 11-building campus, it chose a geothermal system. The organization’s experience offers insight into how behavioral healthcare organizations can evaluate and manage the installation of such a system, which arguably has a much greater impact on patient and staff comfort than many realize. Cumberland Heights opted for geothermal HVAC largely because of its energy efficiency and effectiveness. The system is designed to pay for itself within seven to 10 years through lower energy costs. Based on trends the facility has experienced since the system went online in May 2017, the system will achieve that projection, according to Butch Glover, the organization’s chief operations officer. Geothermal systems heat and cool … Continue reading What Works: Geothermal Climate Control

Original By: AMY ESKIND Posted On: September 25, 2017 The combining of powerful drugs — both purposeful and unintentional — is making Tennessee’s opioid epidemic even more deadly. The latest figures out this month show 2016 was another record year for overdoses in the state — more than 1,600 people died. And experts say risky drug cocktails are compounding the problem. Emergency responders have answered hundreds of 9-1-1 calls from friends and family members of people who have overdosed. Last year Davidson County lost 261 people to overdose, almost all of them from opiates. On the street, heroin is a cheaper opiate than pills. Many users are looking for whatever will give them the highest high, says recovering addict Mary Barton Lea. “When I was buying my heroin I said, ‘who’s got … Continue reading NPR: How Drug Combos Are Making Tennessee’s Opioid Problem Even More Deadly

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By: NATASHA SENJANOVIC Date: SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 State Health Department officials say more Tennesseans died from drug overdoses last year than ever before in recorded history. The more than 1,600 deaths marked a 12 percent increase over the previous year. The recent data show a rise in fatal overdoses from a combination of drugs. For example, deaths involving opioids and stimulants nearly doubled in that time period. And those involving the opioid pain killer fentanyl rose by nearly 75 percent. Cinde Stewart Freeman is chief clinical officer at Cumberland Heights, a nonprofit drug and alcohol addiction recovery center in Nashville. She says people used to primarily mix opiates and alcohol. But now, says Freeman, “We see people who mix alcohol with opiates of some sort and then the benzodiazepines on top of … Continue reading NPR: Combining Dangerous Drugs Pushes Tennessee Overdose Deaths To Record High

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