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.
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Top Intensive Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment in Nashville, TN
Cumberland Heights in Nashville Tennessee is a 12-step based outpatient alcohol & drug rehab program. Cumberland Heights’ River Road Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for individuals age 18 and above who may be in the early stages of dependency or are experiencing problems with alcohol or drug use.
- We offer personalized assessment and treatment plans for each individual
- We offer flexible treatment hours to work with your schedule
Nashville Tennessee Addiction Recovery Centers
Addiction recovery is possible. It’s important to know that people just like you win their battles with addiction every day. Choosing to get help for alcohol and drug addiction takes great courage. In 2012, an estimated 23.1 million Americans over the age 12 needed treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism. However, only 10% of those suffering sought treatment for this disease. Don’t suffer needlessly. Cumberland Heights Nashville can help.
What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Cumberland Heights’ River Road Intensive Outpatient Program in Nashville is designed for people whose needs and schedules vary. A quality intensive outpatient drug and alcohol rehab program will be designed to treat the whole person, not just the addiction.
Prior to enrollment in the program, all patients complete an admission process and receive orientation including a review of patient expectations, safety guidelines, and program components. During treatment each patient works closely with their counselor/case manager in planning treatment goals and developing an individualized treatment plan. The counselor coordinates and collaborates with referrals for ancillary health, vocational or psychological needs the patient may have.
The River Road Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is structured to include individual counseling, experiential learning groups, family education groups, and group counseling. A range of topics is discussed in treatment including, but not limited to medical aspects of addiction, disease progression, family disease, spirituality, recovery tools and relapse prevention. Patients are oriented to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous and participation in local twelve step support groups is required. Patient families are strongly urged to complete the family program. Compliance with abstinence is monitored through the use of random urine drug screens. A patient’s length of stay is usually 20 sessions but can be variable based upon the patient’s clinical needs and progress. Continuing care services, including onsite aftercare groups, are coordinated onsite for patients after completing the program.
Nashville outpatient services include:
- Assessments conducted by trained clinical staff
- Group Counseling
- Family Counseling
Nashville outpatient alcohol and drug abuse services are intended for individuals who:
- Live in Brentwood, Goodlettsville, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Springfield, Lebanon, East Nashville, Brooklyn Heights, Avondale, Jimtown, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Hills, Cherokee Park, West Nashville, Berry Hill, Woodbine, Rosebank, Richland, Inglewood, Green Hills, Dalewood, Glendale Park, Glencliff, Spring Hill, Portland, Dickson, Columbia, TN or surrounding areas,
- who do not require medically supervised detoxification,
- have a stable, supportive home and work environment
- are self-motivated.
Alcohol & Drug Addiction – Adult Men’s Recovery Services
When Cumberland Heights opened its doors in 1966, our Men’s Program was among the first of its kind providing men a new and rewarding life in recovery from addiction. Each program is gender specific and follows the fundamental teachings of the 12 Steps of recovery.
Through our 50+ years treating patients, we’ve found men often struggle the most with societal pressures that make it difficult for them to express their feelings or make them feel pressured to obtain a specific level of success. The Men’s Program is designed to assist men in moving from the pain and isolation of the active addiction to a connected recovery lifestyle. In most cases, the men’s program is up to 30 days in length and the primary program for men ages 18 and up. For those who require additional support, we also offer an Extended Care Program for men-only, up to 180 days in length, to assist those who desire a safe transitional program back into everyday life. In addition in 2017 we opened our very first Sober Living program for Men and Sober Living program for Women. These offsite Sober Living facilities are structured, safe and substance-free living environments for individuals just beginning or returning to recovery.
We tailor an individual plan for each patient, with lifelong recovery as the primary objective. Our experienced staff implements a comprehensive education on the disease of addiction and an understanding of the obstacles to recovery through group and individual therapy, 12 Step meetings, and family therapy.
From a patient’s first assessment, through residential treatment, and all the way to their first aftercare group, newly recovering men are provided the necessary resources for a sober, productive and fulfilling life. As part of the recovery community, men begin to break down the barriers addiction and stereotypes have built up. As men learn intimately about the disease of addiction, they begin to normalize their feelings and experiences.
At Cumberland Heights, our goal is to help men turn the hard work of getting clean and sober into a lifetime of happiness and contentment.
Men’s First Step Program
The First Step Program is a combination of a residential stay for detoxification and stabilization as needed, followed by Intensive Outpatient treatment for three hours, four times/week to assist the patient in learning and establishing recovery skills. Length of stay in the residential and intensive outpatient components varies based upon clinical needs and outside support systems. The patient’s treatment team works to determine an individual recommendation for each patient. Family education groups are offered in both program components. Cumberland Heights contracts with a variety of insurance providers. Our staff can assist you and your family in estimating insurance benefits and out of pocket costs.
Cumberland Heights’ Relapse Track is for men who have suffered relapse after maintaining some period of recovery from addiction. It offers a specialized process guided by a trained counselor to allow discovery of what contributed to the relapse. Specific obstacles to an individual’s recovery are identified, as well as examination of the underlying issues contributing to the relapse process. These issues may include past or present dysfunction in the family, childhood abuse, abandonment or other trauma.
Additionally, this track helps men identify individual relapse warning signs and learn specific skills to aid in preventing additional relapses. If needed, time is spent understanding substitute behavioral addictions that contribute to post-treatment relapses.
Recovery Care Advocacy
Alcohol and drug addiction is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease. Studies have shown accountability with a continuing care plan, sober fellowship, family involvement and extended support serve as the cornerstone for long-term recovery. Recovery Care Advocacy at Cumberland Heights is a service provided to all our alumni through their first year of recovery after completing a treatment program at Cumberland Heights.
The Men’s Extended Care Community
The Men’s Extended Care Community is based on a 60 – 120 day residential stay. This program, which mirrors primary treatment in the Traditional Men’s Program or other similar program, helps you identify and address core psychological issues that may sabotage ongoing recovery. It also allows you to practice a daily recovery program in a supportive setting that’s less restrictive than primary care. Men come to the main campus every day for treatment activities and share transitional housing located one mile from the main campus. Active attendance and participation in the local 12-Step community creates a bridge between treatment and recovery community environments.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are honored to be of service to you and your loved one. We understand that this is a sensitive time and we congratulate you for taking the first step into recovery by reaching out for help. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions for your reference.
1. How may I contact my loved one?
2. What should I bring and what should I NOT bring to treatment?
3. How often will a patient be able to use the phone?
4. How often will patients be allowed family visitation?
5. How may I send mail or care-packages to my loved one?
2016 Concert for Cumberland Heights
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 Trio
The Los Angeles Times calls John Hiatt “… one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years.” Hiatt is a multi-talented rock guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter who plays a variety of musical styles including Americana, folk rock, blues and country and has a long relationship with Cumberland Heights and supporting recovery from addiction.
Hiatt is also this year’s winner of the NAATP’s (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers) Jasper G. Chen See, M.D. Volunteer Leadership Award that recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional volunteer leadership in the area of addiction treatment through board membership and philanthropy.
“This fundraising concert and Cumberland Heights are both near and dear to my heart,” said Hiatt. “I am honored to have such talented friends join me in raising money to help adolescents and young people recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. This is an important cause. Plus, it’s going to be a great show!”
Proceeds of the event support Cumberland Heights’ adolescent and young adult treatment programs. With a treatment plan based in the 12 Steps, these programs help patients set goals for recovery while helping them process life’s consequences and unmanageability. This concert has raised more than $3M over the last 20 years of its existence to assist patients with treatment.
“We are especially grateful to have John Hiatt as our featured performer during this, our 50th Anniversary year and the 20th concert year,” said Cumberland Heights’ CEO Jay Crosson. “This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and John Hiatt has been instrumental to its success throughout its history. We are grateful to John as well at the other fantastic entertainers and sponsors who make it all possible.”
About Cumberland Heights
Since 1966, Cumberland Heights has been the proven experts in alcohol and drug addiction treatment. They provide quality care, based on the foundations of the 12 Steps, to individuals and their families suffering from addiction. Cumberland Heights is committed to the approximately 2,500 men, women and adolescents it serves every year and the communities where its facilities are located. Cumberland Heights is a private, nonprofit organization located on the banks of the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee.
About John Hiatt
John Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters.
Hiatt was working as a songwriter for Tree International, a record label in Nashville, when his song “Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here” was covered by Three Dog Night. The song became a Top 40 hit, earning Hiatt a recording contract with Epic Records. Since then he has released 21 studio albums, two compilation albums and one live album. His songs have been covered by a variety of artists in multiple genres, including Bob Dylan, The Searchers, Delbert McClinton, Willy DeVille, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Willie Nelson, Three Dog Night, Joan Baez, Paula Abdul, Buddy Guy, the Desert Rose Band, Jimmy Buffett, Mandy Moore, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rosanne Cash, Suzy Bogguss, Jewel, Aaron Neville, Jeff Healey, Keith Urban, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Paulini and many others. The Dutch singer/songwriter Ilse DeLange recorded the album Dear John with nine of his songs.
About Richard Thompson
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA Thompson has been nominated at the Americanas for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year”. HIs recently released CD, Still was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy which reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!
A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s songs including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Lovelace, Los Lobos, Tom Jones, David Byrne, Don Henley, Robert Earl Keen and many others. Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Hertzog’s Grizzy Man.
About Nate Bargatze
Nate Bargatze got into the entertainment business naturally — his father is a former clown turned world-class magician. He is now a very popular, critically acclaimed comedian.
Bargatze’s one-hour special, Full Time Magic, was number one on Billboard Top Ten Comedy list. He has appeared multiple times on Conan and Fallon while being one of the first comedians to perform on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and performed on Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour. Bargatze has also performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Moontower and has performed for U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait more than five times.
Named in 2015 in Variety as a “Top 10 Comedian to Watch,” Bargatze was mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine by Marc Maron as a “comic who should be big” and in Esquire by Jim Gaffigan as “one of the top up and coming comics.” His first album, Yelled At By A Clown, made it to number two on Billboard Top Ten Comedy.
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Mayor Megan Barry joined Cumberland Heights executives and other dignitaries for opening event
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Aug. 9, 2016 – Nashville-based alcohol and drug treatment center Cumberland Heights today officially opened its new Music Row Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) with an open house and ribbon cutting that included Mayor Megan Barry, musician John Hiatt and many other community leaders and supporters of Cumberland Heights.
IOPs offer alternatives to inpatient treatment for patients who seek daytime and evening counseling in order to continue with their schools or careers. IOPs offer flexible scheduling, group therapy, 12-Step meetings and specialized family therapy. The Music Row IOP is located at 1619 17th Ave. South.
“Cumberland Heights has a long history of working with members of the music industry, so it’s so great to finally be located here on Music Row,” said Cumberland Heights Chief Executive Officer Jay Crosson. “We are excited to be located so close the music, collegiate and Downtown Nashville communities, making this type of treatment as accessible as possible to those that might need it. Cumberland Heights is known for recovery, and Nashville is known for music, so this is a natural location for us.”
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry also spoke briefly at the opening event. “I want to thank the entire staff of Cumberland Heights for all the good work that they do for people who are overcoming addiction and regaining control of their lives,” said Mayor Barry. “This facility is such an important component of how we go about building a warm and welcoming place and serving our community. Thanks to Cumberland Heights and the Boedecker Foundation for making all of this possible.”
George Boedecker, who originally came to Nashville years ago to “do music,” created the Boedecker Foundation that purchased and renovated the Music Row building for Cumberland Heights, making this new IOP possible.
“The mission of The Boedecker Foundation is to provide critical resources to nonprofit organizations that inspire positive change within diverse communities around the world,” said Boedecker. “It is such an honor and a privilege to be partnering with Cumberland Heights and their Intensive Outpatient Therapy Services at this location. We look forward to a long-lasting and impactful relationship.”
Since its founding in 1966, Cumberland Heights has built a reputation for helping many music industry professionals recover life from drug and alcohol addiction. The Music Row IOP places a 12 step-based rehabilitative program nearer those who need it most and affords more flexible care for those who do not require the medical detoxification that requires inpatient care.
The Music Row IOP is Cumberland Heights’ tenth outpatient facility in Tennessee and the first in the central part of Nashville. The organization opened its first IOP in 1987.
Photos from the grand opening
Introdution by Jay Crosson, CEO of Cumberland Heights, and speech from Mayor Megan Barry
About Cumberland Heights
Cumberland Heights’ mission is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. As a non-profit organization, Cumberland Heights is committed to the approximately 2,500 men, women and adolescents it serves every year and the communities where its facilities are located. The organization has followed the teachings of the 12 Steps since its founding in 1966.
About the Boedecker Foundation
The Boedecker Foundation aspires to encourage positive outcomes through programs focused on education, health and wellness, youth development, along with family and community collaboration. At the central and innermost framework of The Boedecker Foundation’s endowments are partnerships and enduring relationships with organizations like Cumberland Heights, that have committed extensive resources to improve environmental circumstances, provide access to healthcare programs, and create opportunities for individuals, their families and communities in which they live. Through these guiding principles our Foundation has distributed over 28 million dollars to organizations in Tennessee and all across the nation.
For six years, Jason Isbell was drunk at every show he played.
During his tenure with beloved Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers, Isbell planned his drinking to keep him on his feet for the duration of the band’s marathon live shows – barely.
“I had it timed where, by the very end of the show, I’d done just about all I could do standing up,” he told NPR in 2013. “I knew I needed two or three before I went on, and then during the show, we’d just pass a bottle around between the band.” The routine totaled about a fifth of Jack Daniels per show.
And Jack and Jason didn’t get along well: “Some people get drunk and become kind of sweet,” Patterson Hood, Drive-By Truckers founder and singer-songwriter, told The New York Times Magazine in 2013. “Jason wasn’t one of those people.” It didn’t help that the younger Isbell, a virtuoso guitarist with a proclivity for fast and fiery licks, was also a stellar songwriter, whose finely wrought and frequently heartbreaking character sketches were obviously on par with those of the older and principal Truckers, Hood and guitarist/singer-songwriter Mike Cooley. Isbell, who also managed to marry and divorce then-Truckers bassist Shonna Tucker during his time with the band, left in 2007. At the time, it was portrayed as amicable; in 2013, Isbell revealed he’d been forced out, mostly because of his drinking.
After his dismissal from DBT, Isbell went off the rails a little bit. He was arrested for public drunkenness and at one point accused Dierks Bentley of plagiarizing one of his songs on Twitter. He knew he needed help, and told his then-girlfriend, fellow musician Amanda Shires, he had to go to rehab. Unfortunately, both times he said it, he was drunk. “I only got to do that twice, I think,” he told NPR. The second time, Shires told him, “You’re telling the wrong person.”
Isbell got the message, and in February 2012, spent two weeks in Cumberland Heights, a rehab center in Nashville. Coming out, he started playing live again, dropped 40 lbs. and started writing the songs that would make up 2013’sSoutheastern. That September, Isbell’s song “Alabama Pines” won song of the year at the Americana Music Awards, kick-starting a wave of critical appreciation that Southeastern built upon when it was released in July 2013. The album contains Isbell’s most-streamed song on Spotify, “Cover Me Up,” and the devastating “Elephant” – coined by one music writer as “the saddest song of the millennium” – a quiet ballad about a cancer patient that concludes, “no one dies with dignity.”
Isbell toured steadily behind Southeastern, backed by a crack band named the 400 Unit – after the psychiatric ward of a hospital near Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where Isbell grew up – that included his now-wife Shires. (“She has a big conscience, a big heart,” he told Rolling Stone in 2013. “Essentially, she’s just a good person.”)
Southeastern was rewarded with a near-sweep at the 2014 Americana Music Awards that saw Isbell take the honors for album, song (“Cover Me Up”) and artist of the year. But none of that weighed on his mind when he returned to the studio for his follow-up, 2015’s Something More Than Free. “I have so many people ask me… ‘Did you feel pressure to follow up Southeastern?” Isbell told Stereogum in 2015. “That same question every damn time! No, that’s not an actual problem to have. I know people who can’t pay their f—ing bills. Following up a successful piece of work with another piece of work is the most ridiculous first-world problem I can think of.”
Sure enough, Something More Than Free was a mature, confident continuation of the work Isbell started with Southeastern. Anchored by the stellar lead single, “24 Frames,” it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock, Top Country Albums and Top Folk Albums charts, and No. 5 on the Billboard200. By way of comparison, Southeastern peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard200.
NASHVILLE, TENN. – (November 12, 2015) – Cumberland Heights drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has launched a new advertising campaign with the theme of “Recover Life.”
The first part of the campaign features staff living lives in recovery. In the ad, the staff members hold up a Cumberland Heights sober coin while saying how many years they have been in recovery. Sober coins are common symbols of years living in recovery.
Helping someone recover their life from the grips of addiction is the most important benefit we provide our patients – and their families,” said Martha Farabee, chief development and marketing officer. “We wanted the campaign to reflect our success and our expertise in helping people live a life free from drugs and alcohol. With many of our staff members living successfully in recovery, they are role models for patients and able to build trust that is crucial for the recovery process.”
Farabee said the integrated marketing campaign targets primarily the families of those struggling with addiction, as well as targeting the patient.
“Cumberland Heights includes patients’ families in the process because success depends on a strong support system once they leave our facilities,” said Farabee.
Future ads in this campaign will feature alumni and alumni families. The Cumberland Heights alumni association has more than 10,000 members in the Nashville area.
We’re proud to have served Nashville for nearly 50 years,” said Jay Crosson, CEO of Cumberland Heights. “Having been a trusted member of the community for so long, our best source of referrals is from our many alumni – or friends and family of our alumni. Next year will be Cumberland Heights’ 50th anniversary and this new campaign is the beginning of that recognition.”
One of the campaign’s consistent visuals is a coin noting the 50th anniversary. This coin is modeled after the concept of sober coins.
The ads will placed on television, billboards, radio, in print and on various digital channels in middle Tennessee.
Cumberland Heights’ mission is to transform lives, giving hope and healing to those affected by alcohol or drug addiction. As a non-profit organization, Cumberland Heights is committed to the approximately 2,500 men, women and adolescents it serves every year and the communities where its facilities are located. The organization has followed the teachings of the 12 Steps since its founding.
RECOVER LIFE TELEVISION ADS
RECOVER LIFE PRINT ADS
The 2015 Concert for Cumberland Heights presents Montgomery Gentry with special guest Aaron Lewis was held on Wednesday, October 21 at the Ryman Auditorium.
Montgomery Gentry has secured a place in musical history with a unique blend of country, southern rock and Everly Brothers-like harmonies combined with relatable lyrics. The duo has fourteen Top 10 singles, including five number one hits, “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.” Their recently released album, Folks Like Us, features the hit song, “That’s Just Living.”
Check out some of the photos from the 2015 Concert Event
Cumberland Heights has promoted Jay Crosson to chief executive officer. Crosson served as interim chief executive officer since November 2014 in addition to his duties as chief financial officer.
“It was important to Cumberland Heights’ patients, alumni and supporters that we conduct a national search for the best new chief executive officer,” said Jay Perkins, chairman on the board of directors. “After six months of interviewing top candidates, I am pleased to say that we found the ideal person in Jay who understands the organization inside and out and is prepared to lead Cumberland Heights to the next level.”
Crosson joined Cumberland Heights in 1993 as an admissions associate. In 2011, he was promoted to chief financial officer. He also served as admissions and accounts receivable manager and director of admissions and accounts receivable.
“I’m honored and humbled to serve as Cumberland Heights’ next CEO,” said Crosson. “It impossible for me to say how much Cumberland Heights has positively impacted my life personally and professionally.”
In addition to his work at Cumberland Heights, Crosson was a patient in 1989.
“I’m just one example of how Cumberland Heights and our amazing staff have helped thousands recover from drug and alcohol addiction over the last 50 years,” said Crosson.
Crosson earned his masters in business administration from Belmont University and his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a native Nashvillian.
Dr. Chapman Sledge, the medical director at Cumberland Heights Addiction Treatment Center in Nashville, said he notices the increase every year around this time. He said it’s spurred by all the social pressure to drink around events like the Super Bowl, but that often it’s a problem that has started much earlier than that.