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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A hard hit can do more than just knock the wind out of a player on the field. It can leave them with an injury requiring medical attention and possibly pain medication. “Sports are probably the leading cause of injury in kids but I think it is important to understand that sports in general are protective,” Dr. Alex Diamond said. “We know kids who play sports compared to kids who don’t are typically less likely to be involved in risky behaviors.” Dr. Diamond is an assistant professor of Orthopedics and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also the team physician for Vanderbilt University, Nashville Predators and the Nashville sounds. He along with the other physicians at in his department treated 26,000 adult and children athletes in … Continue reading High school sports injuries can lead to addiction depending on treatment

Original Article: Green Hills News, Staff Writer, David Smith – February 22, 2017 A retired bus operator let it be know that upon his death he wanted to donate his home. But Timothy Cotton, a retired bus operator who drove for major country music stars Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, Alan Jackson, Kathy Mattea and the country music group Lonestar, also had a more pointed message: he wanted the success he achieved in life to be a tool for people needing help. The home at Setliff Place in East Nashville sold this January generating $285,000, all of which was donated to Cumberland Heights, an addiction treatment center. “This home holds a special place in our heart,” said Mallory Gibson, who, along with her husband, purchased the home. “Our family also lives on Setliff … Continue reading Beloved Long-Haul Driver Bequeaths Home to Addiction Treatment Center

Beloved long-time driver for music acts willed East Nashville home to Cumberland Heights Cumberland Heights announces the creation of the Timothy Cotton Fund for Patient Assistance that was made possible by sale of Tim Cotton’s home on Setliff Place in East Nashville. Cotton was a former Cumberland Heights patient and long-time driver for many musical acts, including Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Kathy Mattea and Conway Twitty. Cotton passed away in January 2016 and willed his Setliff Place home to Cumberland Heights. The home sold in January 2017. In total, the sale of Cotton’s home generated $285,000, all of which was donated to the fund. “Tim Cotton was a generous soul who loved caring for others,” said Jay Crosson, chief executive officer at Cumberland Heights. “His incredible donation and the Timothy Cotton … Continue reading Cumberland Heights sets up The Timothy Cotton Fund for Patient Assistance

By: Mary Beth McCauley, Staff Writer at University of Tennessee Daily Beacon Feb 9, 2017 — Updated Feb 13, 2017 People can change: Justin Furstenfeld’s (of Blue October) unique approach to his book tour Knoxville (Tennessee) had the chance to get up close and personal with Justin Furstenfeld, the lead vocalist of alternative rock group Blue October, at the Square Room in Market Square this past Wednesday. Furstenfeld has been traveling to cities across the country to promote his book, “Crazy Making: The Words and Lyrics of Justin Furstenfeld to the Music of Blue October.” The “Open Book Tour” also gives Furstenfeld the opportunity to share stories regarding his struggle with addiction, depression and relationships along with playing an acoustic set in front of a small, intimate audience. He kicked off the … Continue reading People can change: Justin Furstenfeld’s unique approach to his book tour

CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS TO OPENSECOND SOBER-LIVING HOME IN FOUR MONTHS NASHVILLE, TENN. – Jan. 10, 2017 – Cumberland Heights will open a sober-living home for adult men this month, its second sober-living home opened in the last four months. The Keep It Simple! House opens on January 16, will serve up to eight male clients at a time. Clients will stay a minimum of three months and must have completed a primary treatment program. Keep It Simple! joins Searchlight Sober Living for women opened in late October 2016. Cumberland Heights sober living creates the right environment during the critical initial two-year period of recovery,” said Chief Executive Officer Jay Crosson. “By adding sober living to residential, outpatient, and 12-step immersion programs, we now offer the complete support package so our patients can transition … Continue reading CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS TO OPEN SECOND SOBER-LIVING HOME IN FOUR MONTHS

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2016 Concert for Cumberland Heights Recap The annual Concert for Cumberland Heights featured Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter John Hiatt and his band at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium to benefit the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment at Cumberland Heights. Patrons and other special donors gathered together for a pre-concert celebration at the Downtown Hilton. This is the 50th Anniversary of Cumberland Heights and the 20th Anniversary of this benefit concert. This concert has raised more than $3M over the last 20 years of its existence to assist patients with treatment for alcoholism and addiction.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – August 2, 2016 – On Wednesday, October 5, the Concert for Cumberland Heights will feature Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter John Hiatt and his band at the historic Ryman Auditorium to benefit the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment at Cumberland Heights. Celebrity friends joining the John Hiatt Trio on this evening will include Richard Thompson, Nate Bargatze and at least one more performer that will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, August 5, 2016, via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, the Ryman box office, www.ryman.com and by phone 800.745.3000. Tickets are $49.50, $42.50 and $32.50. The evening’s performance times are: 8-8:30 pm – TBA 8:33-9:10 pm – Richard Thompson 9:10 – 9:30 pm – Nate Bargatze 9:30-10:30 pm – John Hiatt … Continue reading John Hiatt Trio and Friends to Perform at Concert for Cumberland Heights at Ryman Auditorium – Richard Thompson and Nate Bargatze to Join Fundraiser

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