Letter From The

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to ARCH Academy, the Adolescent Program of Cumberland Heights. I am certain that it was not in your family’s plans for your son to come here. It is likely the result of much pain, sleepless nights and fear that led you to our services.

Navigating a teen through substance abuse struggles can be a very difficult process. It is my hope that with our 30 plus years of experience in working with adolescents our staff will serve as both a guide and support for you in the next several weeks. Our goal is to help your son pursue abstinence from substances, deal with those underlying issues that contribute to his self-medicating behavior and provide your family with the tools and resources to support a life of recovery. I frequently tell folks, Cumberland Heights is a place built by alumni. We are very blessed to have so many of our alumni willing to give back and support our new families.

The process is not easy, but it has proven to be life changing. To get the most out of this program, I ask you to become engaged, utilize the resources provided to you and take care of yourself. Welcome to the ARCH Academy and Cumberland Heights family!


Dean Porterfield, LPC, MHSP, NCC

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