When you think of Nashville, you probably think of the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium, the Parthenon and Vanderbilt University, Dolly Parton and hot chicken. Another institution in the Music City is Cumberland Heights, a nationally recognized alcohol and drug treatment center that is celebrating in 2016 half a century of helping people recover.
Cumberland Heights began as a simple vision for helping friends and family suffering from the disease of addiction. Fifty years later, Cumberland Heights serves about 2,500 men, women and adolescents every year.
The nonprofit kicked off its 50th anniversary Feb. 18, 2016, and has anniversary events and initiatives planned throughout the year. Cumberland Heights is also opening a new intensive outpatient facility on Music Row in Nashville on 17th Avenue South.
“Fifty years of experience brings us so many positive examples of helping patients and their families,” says Jay Crosson, CEO of Cumberland Heights. “We hope to be able to share some of these with the community throughout the year.”
For more information about the 50th-anniversary events and initiatives, visit the Cumberland Heights website.