Addiction Treatment for the Mind, Body and Soul

Getting sober is a key goal of any addiction treatment program. But the full toll of addiction goes beyond the impact of the substance itself. Addiction ruins relationships, causes long-lasting changes in the brain, harms physical health, interferes with personal development, exacerbates mental health conditions, leads people to compromise their values, and steals their sense of who they are.

Dual Diagnosis

People with alcohol and drug addiction often have co-occurring mental health disorders – mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Drinking and drug use may be an attempt to relieve the symptoms of mental health disorders. Bluff has a nurse practitioner on staff who assesses, diagnoses and treats dual disorders. Effectively treating mental health conditions improves well-being and brings the individual a greater sense of peace – necessary for sustained sobriety.

Trauma-Informed Care

People who have suffered traumatic experiences may self-medicate with drugs and alcohol to relieve distressing emotions or temporarily forget painful memories. The use of substances or having judgment clouded due to being under the influence may also lead people to put themselves into dangerous situations, in which traumatizing experiences are more likely to occur.

Our therapists specialize in trauma-informed care, which avoids re-traumatizing the individual. By creating a compassionate and healing environment, we help patients feel safe and empowered, so that they can process traumatic experiences and heal.

Nutrition and Physical Wellness

When people are in active addiction, preparing and eating healthy meals often gets ignored. Alcohol and substance use can also interfere with the absorption of important nutrients. Using ingredients grown in our gardens, our chefs prepare satisfying meals that provide essential vitamins and minerals and naturally boost dopamine levels in the brain. We also incorporate exercise into daily activities, including yoga customized to each individual’s ability level, and nature hikes that restore physical vitality and allow people to experience the pleasures of the great outdoors.

At Bluff, our goal is to make sure that all of our patients’ healthcare needs are addressed. This is crucial to maintaining long-term sobriety. When people feel healthy physically and mentally, they sleep better. They have the energy to exercise and to participate in activities that are good for the body, mind and soul. They can enjoy their time with family and friends. Each one adds another brick in a strong foundation for recovery.

Family Involvement

There is one other essential component of recovery that should not be overlooked – family. Families are important sources of support, love and motivation for individuals in recovery. Families also often have important insights into their loved one’s background and behavior. Our treatment teams value their input. We involve families in the recovery process, keeping them updated on their loved one’s progress. Keeping families connected not only helps the individual in treatment, but also helps families to heal as well. Drug and alcohol addiction fractures relationships, leading to anger and a loss of trust. Families struggle immeasurably with worry about their loved one’s safety and confusion about how to help. Through our Family Program, we provide families with the tools to understand the disease, to support their loved one’s recovery while reducing their own stress and anxiety, and start to repair the bonds that have been strained by addiction.

Our Family Program


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