News from Cumberland Heights

Last month, Cumberland Heights announced the creation of the Timothy Cotton Fund for Patient Assistance, which 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 passé away in January 2016 and willed his home to Cumberland Heights. Proceeds from the home's sale in January 2017 generated $285,000 and will provide financial assistance to patients who cannot afford treatment or do not have insurance that covers costs. In January, Cumberland Heights announced the opening of a new sober-living home for adult men, the second sober-living facility opened in the last four months. The Keep It Simple! House, located in Murfreesboro, can 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. The new home joins Searchlight Sober Living for women, which opened in Gallatin in late October 2016.

Sober living allows residents to maintain contact with outpatient services and aftercare while integrating school, work and community responsibilities. Cumberland Heights' sober homes operate on a "social model" where residents share responsibility and accountability, which fosters greater independence from treatment or authority figures.

"By adding sober living to residential, outpatient, and 12-step immersion programs, we now offer the complete support package so our patients can transition properly from treatment back to their lives," said CEO Jay Crosson.