Since 1990, Cunningham has been nationally recognized for his involvement in the addiction treatment profession. During his career he has actively promoted the pursuit of ethical practices and a passionate Capitol Hill advocate for those suffering from this deadly disease. Over the course of this time, he has served the addiction profession in multiple capacities including East Tennessee President, Tennessee State President and Southeastern Regional Vice President for The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC). Cunningham’s experience includes program development, supervision, counseling, education, interventions, consulting, and close collaboration with other addiction professionals nationally. David is dedicated to the 12-step philosophy, abstinence based recovery, leadership in the recovery field, and the promotion of sober lifestyles. David is an active participant in the recovering community for the last twenty two years. “I am grateful for working closely with therapists, interventionists and other treatment providers nationally. If we are not an appropriate referral for a caller we will help them get connected with another reputable resource. I am honored and take great pride in our relationships, friendships and collaboration with other facilities nationally and internationally”. Cunningham has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Tennessee Henry A. Ashe Professional of the Year in East Tennessee, State Professional of the Year Award in Tennessee, the Red Ribbon Award for Community Achievement and Helping Pre-Natal Chemically Exposed Children and Adults, East Tennessee Lifetime Achievement Honoree and the Tennessee State Lifetime Achievement Award.
English Mountain Recovery3.9 (16 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
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English Mountain Recovery removes individuals from the stresses and distractions of everyday life so they may fully concentrate on the process of recovery. Located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee, the residential drug and alcohol addiction rehab offers life-changing, individualized care for alcoholics, addicts, and their families. Combing innovative treatment strategies with evidence-based practices and 12-step recovery principles, EMR provides its clients with the support, education, and tools they need to lead a lasting and fulfilling life.
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- Holistic Therapy
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
- Residential Treatment
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
David A. Cunningham - Executive Director
David Vincent - Clinical Director
David has worked in the addiction treatment field for the past 23 years, and has been an integral part of the treatment team at English Mountain Recovery since December, 2006. David is responsible for the clinical supervision, oversight, conducts professional trainings, direction of our treatment programs and manages the day-to-day activities of the staff and residents in our care. David has become known for his ability to effectively work with clients typically labeled ‘treatment resistant’ as well as the dually diagnosed clients. Prior to joining the staff at English Mountain Recovery, David worked at several different mental health and addiction treatment facilities, as both front line staff and in managerial positions. David is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He has served as President of the East Tennessee Association of Addiction Professionals. David’s diverse background includes serving as Program Director for a large inner city residential addiction treatment center for homeless men and women. David stated, “It was truly an eye opening experience coming from the urban environment of a rescue mission, to the spacious outdoors and the natural beauty of the mountains at English Mountain Recovery, in so many ways our clients are getting closer to their Higher Power.” David He is an active participant in the recovering community for the last twenty five years.
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