Information from Bluff Plantation about COVID – 19

With the increased information and questions circulating about COVID-19 (previously referred to as the Novel Coronavirus), we want to provide updated information and recommendations that we received from state and federal health agencies, as well as recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), to ensure that we have the […]

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Bluff Plantation Launches Recreational Therapy Program

Recreational Therapy is the purposeful use of evidence-based recreation programs to improve clients’ physical and psychological health. It incorporates various leisure interventions including, but not limited to: Art Outdoor Activities (Rock Climbing, Hiking, Ropes Course, etc.) Drama Sports Games Cooking Pet Therapy Dance Gardening Music Community Outings Using various substances and alcohol over a long […]

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Bluff Plantation Becomes In-Network Provider with Anthem-Blue Cross Blue Shield 5/1/19

We’re excited to announce that effective 5/1/19, Bluff Plantation will become an in-network provider with Anthem – Blue Cross Blue Shield. For more information please see the press release below. Bluff Plantation Becomes In-Network Provider with Anthem-Blue Cross Blue Shield 5/1/19 Georgia addiction treatment facility offers patients in recovery with quality, personalized care  Augusta, Ga. […]

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The Role of Nurses at Bluff Plantation’s Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Nurses play a vital role at Bluff Plantation’s drug and alcohol addiction rehab center. From day one at our residential addiction treatment center outside Augusta, Georgia, nurses are there to ensure patients are safe, comfortable and supported. “We are the first people patients meet when they come into the building,” said Katherine Harris, a registered […]

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Why Continuing Care is Important after Drug and Alcohol Rehab

You made it through detox and a substance abuse treatment program. Now you’re ready to say goodbye to addiction and jump back into normal life, right? Not so fast. Men and women who have successfully completed addiction treatment benefit from a continuing care program, also called aftercare. Continuing care is the phase of treatment that […]

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12 Steps or Something Else?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the granddaddy of mutual help groups for alcohol addiction. Founded in 1935, AA has helped millions of people in the U.S. and around the world achieve sobriety and overcome the damage caused by alcoholism to their lives and relationships. AA has also inspired many offshoots, including Narcotics Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous […]

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Detox and Induction on Vivitrol: Q & A with William Jacobs, MD

1. After you evaluate a heroin addict, what are the next steps for stabilization and detoxification in a residential setting? How would you do this safely in an outpatient setting?  Next steps after a good addiction history, including any previously prescribed or unprescribed exposure to buprenorphine, would be to do drug testing which now includes […]

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Runner’s High: It’s Real and Can Help People in Recovery Stay Sober

The benefits of exercise are well known and well accepted. A mountain of evidence shows that physical activity improves heart and circulatory health, strengthens muscles and boosts the mood. Exercise therapy also helps prevent some of the signs of aging, from warding off cognitive declines to boosting bone health. Exercise Therapy and Its Benefits Exercise […]

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Relapse Happens. Here’s How to Get Back on Track.

Relapse is, for many people, a part of living in recovery from addiction. The chronic nature of addictive disease means that the threat of relapse is always there. Relapse can be terrifying. It can make you feel ashamed and angry. But it’s important to know that if you have relapsed, it doesn’t mean that all […]

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Prescription opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and fentanyl, along with illegal opioids like heroin, are among the most addictive drugs on the planet. Brain imaging studies show that the misuse of these drugs causes physical changes in areas of the brain critical to judgment, decision-making, learning, memory and behavioral control. These changes literally […]

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