Recovery Counselors Lead By Example

To really understand what it’s like to deal with the daily injections and skin pricks that come with Type 1 diabetes, or how it feels to experience the world with autism or depression, it helps to have walked a mile in that person’s shoes. The same is true for addiction. At Bluff Plantation, recovery counselors […]

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How to Avoid Fumbling Your Recovery During the Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most-watched sporting events of the year, a day when millions of Americans get comfy on the couch, break out the nachos and spend the day cheering (or jeering) the action on the screen. The big game also means Super Bowl parties. Whether the gathering is in someone’s home […]

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Don’t Wait to Start Your Recovery

With the holidays rapidly approaching, people struggling with addiction often decide to wait to start treatment until January. We urge anyone with a drug or alcohol problem not to delay. There are so many deadly drugs in circulation today – and those drugs don’t care what day of the year it is. Overdoses happen just […]

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Lucky The Horse Saved From Slaughter by Bluff Plantation

Every year, thousands of U.S. horses are sent to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, according to animal welfare organizations. Lucky the horse was bound for a similar fate. Set to be sold at 17 cents a pound, “Lucky seemed like he had given up on life,” said Dale Phillips, Bluff Plantation’s equine therapist. “He was […]

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Treating Addiction and Other Medical Conditions with The Medical College of Georgia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5SLgZLWQxME Patients seeking treatment for drug addiction or alcohol treatment for abuse at Bluff Plantation often have co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar or post-traumatic stress disorder. Many also have other chronic physical conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, that are common among the general population too. “Patients with drug and alcohol problems don’t just […]

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Breaking the Cigarette Habit, Once and For All

Brain nicotine addiction tobacco use disease Studies show that most smokers want to quit. Yet traditionally, drug and alcohol rehab centers haven’t made quitting tobacco a priority for those in recovery – and some even avoid addressing it. Why? The old way of thinking was that if an individual has to give up drugs and […]

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10 Tips On Staying Healthy Through The Holidays

A general note: Because our main holidays, from Halloween through New Year’s Day occur in the darker wintertime of the year, we have a built-in conflict. This time of year is a more inward time, with more rest and quiet required, and a simple warm, nourishing diet. Yet, this time of year there are more […]

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Former Teacher Finds Healing in Working with Others in Recovery

A high school English teacher and mother of two, Joy Clubb had a great job and a loving family. But alcohol, and later opioid addiction, robbed her of her career – and threatened to destroy her relationship with her husband and children. After two stays in residential addiction treatment, Clubb was living in a halfway […]

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Why Addiction Treatment Should Never Wait Until After The Holidays

We understand that many people suffering from addiction are often reluctant to seek help over the Holidays for a number of reasons, including a fear of how their family will react or the fact that the Holidays can be such an emotional and stressful time. The truth is there is no better time than now […]

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