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Affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia, Bluff is one of the most comprehensive, luxurious rehabs on the East Coast.
Bluff is an inpatient facility that treats men and women who are struggling with alcohol and drug addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders. Bluff is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, is part of the Rivermend Health Centers Network, and is a member of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine). Bluff uses physiological and evidence-based approaches with holistic methods grounded in hard science. The therapies that are used include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 12-Step method, individual therapy, life skills, group therapy, equine therapy, yoga, hiking, and a neuroscience-driven approach. Bluff is accredited by the Joint Commission. They work with most insurance companies.
Bluff sits on a tranquil and lush 178 acres of Augusta, Georgia land near the Savannah River. The main building is a refurbished hunting lodge. The lodge is surrounded by 4 cottages that have 2 rooms, and each room has 2 full-sized beds. Bluff can accommodate up to 16 clients. Bluff does not have internet or TV to create a peaceful environment where clients can focus on recovery. Meals are served family-style and are prepared by a professional kitchen staff, including a 5 star chef. Meals are created to naturally increase clients’ dopamine levels through proper nutrition.
Provider's Policy:Bluff is committed to making sure that our patients get the best possible care and treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. We accept a wide variety of health insurance plans. Our recovery specialists will help you figure out what your policy covers. We are experts in working with insurance companies to ensure our patients receive all of the insurance coverage they are due.
Who We Treat
Augusta, GA, USA
A combination of scientifically rooted therapies and treatments make up evidence-based care, defined by their measured and proven results.
Incorporating spirituality, community, and responsibility, 12-Step philosophies prioritize the guidance of a Higher Power and a continuation of 12-Step practices.
Guided interactions with trained horses, their handler, and a therapist can help patients improve their self-esteem, trust, empathy, and social skills.
Relapse Prevention Counseling
Relapse prevention counselors teach patients to recognize the signs of relapse and reduce their risk.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
This cognitive behavioral therapy teaches patients to accept challenging feelings and make the appropriate changes to reach personal goals.
With this approach, patients heal by doing. Therapists help patients process difficult emotions to speak, using guided activities like art or dance.
In recreation therapy, recovery can be joyful. Patients practice social skills and work through emotional triggers by engaging in fun activities.
Family therapy addresses group dynamics within a family system, with a focus on improving communication and interrupting unhealthy relationship patterns.
Meditation & Mindfulness
A practiced state of mind that brings patients to the present. It allows them to become fully aware of themselves, their feelings, and the present moment.
Yoga is both a physical and spiritual practice. It includes a flow of movement, breathing techniques, and meditation.
Visual art invites patients to examine the emotions within their work, focusing on the process of creativity and its gentle therapeutic power.
Eye Movement Therapy (EMDR)
Lateral, guided eye movements help reduce the emotional reactions of retelling and reprocessing trauma, allowing intense feelings to dissipate.
Personality disorders destabilize the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. If untreated, they can undermine relationships and lead to severe distress.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a long-term mental health issue caused by a disturbing event or events. Symptoms include anxiety, dissociation, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts.
Symptoms of depression may include fatigue, a sense of numbness, and loss of interest in activities. This condition can range from mild to severe.
Anxiety is a common mental health condition that can include excessive worry, panic attacks, physical tension, and increased blood pressure.
This mental health condition is characterized by extreme mood swings between depression, mania, and remission.
Some traumatic events are so disturbing that they cause long-term mental health problems. Those ongoing issues can also be referred to as "trauma."