The inpatient programs at Cumberland Heights are offered at our main campus encompassing 177-acres located on the banks of the Cumberland River
Our Individualized Inpatient Care Programs
The inpatient programs at Cumberland Heights are offered at our main campus encompassing 177-acres located on the banks of the Cumberland River. Although our campus is only 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, the rural setting makes it seem a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
We understand stepping away from your life to come into an inpatient treatment setting may be frightening. We invite you to take a virtual tour below, or if you’re local to Nashville, Tennessee, come and tour our campus in person. For information on a campus tour please contact us through our secure General Contact form or call 800-646-9998.
Our multi-disciplinary team gives you a thorough assessment of your needs, concerns and strengths. This includes:
- An initial assessment by our licensed nursing staff and admissions counselors,
- A history and physical examination by our addiction medicine physicians, with laboratory assessments as indicated,
- Psychiatric evaluation for every adolescent and as needed for adult patients,
- A complete bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment,
- Screenings for nutrition and eating disorder, trauma and safety risk, as well as vocational, learning needs and leisure activities,
- Academic educational assessment for adolescents,
- And other specialty assessments such as relapse history.
Begin Your Recovery Journey
You will be assigned a primary counselor and case manager. Together, these clinicians will work with you and your family as well as the other members of your treatment team—your attending physician, the nursing staff, family counselor, spiritual director, expressive therapies team, nutritionist and clinical associate staff — to create an individual plan of care to help you begin your recovery journey. As part of your residential program, you will:
- receive detoxification care and management if needed, including the monitoring of your withdrawal signs and symptoms and medication management where indicated.
- be welcomed into a gender-responsive community with whom you will live during your residential stay re-learning the rhythms of a healthy pattern of living with good food, rest and exercise.
- become a member of a primary therapy group offering you a safe space to unpack the pain of addiction and begin to practice new behaviors.
- attend interactive educational groups teaching you about the brain disease of addiction and the tools you will need to move into recovery.
- learn about the principles of the 12 Steps, examining and practicing these yourself.
- attend on campus and community 12-Step meetings to experience the warmth and acceptance of this support network.
- participate in expressive therapies to give you a new way to look at addiction and recovery as well as to express yourself—art therapy, music assisted therapy, equine-assisted therapy, sand tray therapy, and adventure based ropes course and climbing wall experiences.
- explore ways to reconnect spiritually with yourself, others and a Power greater than yourself, however you define that, through mindfulness and other forms of meditation such as the labyrinth experience, yoga, as well as individual and group sessions with our Spiritual Directors; you and your family may also participate in our non-denominational chapel service.
- begin to heal family relationships through participation in individual family sessions, multi-family group sessions, family education groups and our 3 ½ day family workshop.
- receive supportive psychiatric assessment and care if indicated.
- participate in a large variety of specialty groups which meet your specific gender and age needs while focusing on relationships, parenting, body image, trauma, stress management and anger issues.
- create a plan for your continuing recovery with your case manager, looking at all of the available options to see what is right for you—extended care, 12-Step immersion retreat, intensive outpatient or a combination of the above. You’ll also learn about our telephone recovery support services, our weekly aftercare and our active alumni association where you can meet other recovering people like yourself.
General Program Parameters
Although our care is individualized, our experience has taught us some general program parameters which offer the highest percentage of sustained recovery to occur.
Our Adolescent Program and Young Adult Program are a minimum of 30 days in length. Since their brains are still developing at this age a 30 day length of stay allows ample time for them to heal. It’s also important to address developmental challenges as well as the family dynamics affected by active alcohol and drug use.
The First Step Program is a combination of a residential stay combined with a course of intensive outpatient treatment. This option is often utilized by people who need detoxification and the support of residential structure to help them stabilize the crises created by active addiction. If there is a supportive home environment, no complicating factors and sufficient motivation to engage in intensive outpatient treatment, this option may be for you.
Our Traditional Adult Program offers a longer length of stay, ranging from 28 to 35 days, depending on individual needs. This program is appropriate for those who have been active in their addiction for longer periods of time, have complicating physical, mental or emotional needs, unstable living or high risk work environments, or a history of relapse. In fact, we offer specialty services, including
- occupational specialty services for pilots, nurses and ancillary healthcare workers, and counselors
- professional musicians and music industry professionals, and
- relapse analysis and prevention planning.
and each patient works an individualized care plan to meet his or her distinct needs. On a typical day treatment schedules begin at 7AM and last until about 10PM.