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August 18, 2014 10:00 ET

Cumberland Heights Releases Back-to-School YouTube Video Focusing on Women and Addiction

Second in YouTube Series Helps Families Support Mom

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2014) - Cumberland Heights launched Friday the second in its already-acclaimed YouTube video series with a back-to-school message for moms battling addiction and their families. The latest video titled "Women in Rehab: A Courageous Choice" spotlights the unique challenges women face with both addiction and recovery. The focus on women is timely. With children going back to school, women face increased pressures and responsibilities that often cause addictions to spiral out of control.

"Not only is the physiology of addiction different for women, so are the social challenges regarding treatment," said Melissa Hudgens, director of the women's program at Cumberland Heights. "Our goal with this segment of the YouTube series is to let women know they have support and treatment options. At Cumberland Heights, we tailor treatment to their unique needs." 

Hudgens explains that certain times of year, such as back to school or the holidays, can trigger increased stresses, causing addictions to peak. Women often feel as though they need to be the caretakers of the house, especially in homes with children. Feeling unable to balance family with treatment can cause women to avoid or delay getting the help they need.

Cumberland Heights' YouTube series, launched in July, features casually shot, rough-cut videos that effectively capture the emotions and challenges of addicts while providing straightforward and honest information. Cumberland Heights filmed the segments in a way that counselors and leadership hope will be authentic and accessible to the YouTube audience.

About Cumberland Heights:
Cumberland Heights, a private, nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, has been dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality of care since 1966. With the guidance of an award-winning staff, the Cumberland Heights short-term and long-term treatment programs encompass the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of recovery through professional excellence, the principals of the Twelve Steps, and a safe and loving environment. Surrounded by rolling hills and open spaces and away from the distractions of city life, the 176-acre campus located along the Cumberland River, just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, provides the ideal setting for recovery. Cumberland Heights has touched the lives of thousands of individuals and their families -- more than 1,500 new patients last year alone. For more information, please visit our website at

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