The Bluffs


Off the beaten path, in a remote and peaceful setting, you’ll discover true healing at The Bluffs. Located in the rolling hills of Eastern Ohio, along Atwood Lake, our campus is a short distance from Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.

With all levels of care for both men and women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders, The Bluffs provides the perfect retreat to begin your long-term recovery.

The Bluffs’ recovery programs are uniquely designed to the needs of the individual. From clinically-proven and evidence-based models to experiential and adventure-based therapies, you’ll discover a recovery track appropriate for personal growth and healing through practical and integrated care.

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of psychotherapy that centers around solution-based thinking. Our professional team at The Bluffs implements CBT methods to help clients overcome destructive patterns of behavior, as well as create and work towards their goals.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy aimed at helping patients deal with painful emotions and conflict in their relationships. The Bluffs therapist guide clients with DBT skills in order to problem solve and discover acceptance.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

At The Bluffs, many clients must sort through past traumas in order to address their drug misuses. EMDR is a structured therapy that has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma.

Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occurring Disorders)

A dual diagnosis is any combination of a mental health disorder and substance abuse or addiction. At The Bluffs, we understand that in order to treat the addiction, we must also address any mental or mood disorders.

Experiential & Adventure Therapy

Uniquely located on the beautiful Atwood Lake, amongst the rolling hills, our campus is posed for plenty of fresh air and outdoor activity. From miles of hiking trails to lake activities (when seasonally appropriate), to musical instruments and art - we offer a variety of experiential and adventure therapy to supplement traditional therapy models.

Family Therapy

Family sessions at The Bluffs are scheduled by our Master’s level therapists and are typically done in person. We also provide arrangements for family sessions via conference calls.

A Typical Day In Rehab At The Bluffs

When considering treatment at The Bluffs, you may wonder what to expect on a day-to-day basis in rehab. While our inpatient rehab offers a wide range of therapies, activities and programming, overall, scheduling remains structured and organized.


7:30BreakFast & MediationBreakFast & MediationBreakFast & MediationBreakFast & MediationBreakFast & MediationBreakFastBreakFast
8:30Thought of the dayThought of the dayThought of the dayThought of the dayThought of the dayGoal of the dayGoal of the day
9:00DBTDBTDBTDBTRecovery-Oriented Challenge TherapyExpressive TherapyMeditation
10:00Health & WellnessCBT Skills: FamilyCBT Skills: CodependencyCBT Skills: CommunicationCBT Skills: ForgivenesSelf ImprovmentExperiential Games
11:00Exercise or DevotionalRecovery Group or DevotionalExercise or DevotionalRecovery Group or DevotionalExercise or DevotionalRecovery GroupExperiential Games


1:15Expressive TherapiesExpressive TherapiesExpressive TherapiesTrauma IntroExpressive TherapiesExpressive Therapy or DevotionalAdults In Recovery Group
2:15CBT Skills: FamilyCBT Skills: Work & FinanceCBT Skills: SpiritualityCBT Skills: Mental HealthCBT Skills: FamilyRecovery Group or Challenge CourseRecovery Group
3:15Community MeetingExpressive TherapyExpressive TherapyExpressive TherapyExpressive TherapyExpressive Therapy or DevotionalAddiction Recovery Group
4:15Expressive TherapyLife CoachingExpressive TherapyExpressive TherapyRecovery ChallengeRecovery ChallengeRecovery Challenge


6:00Peer-Led Group OptionPeer-Led Group OptionPeer-Led Group Option
AA, NA, SMART, CR, Bible Study
Peer-Led Group OptionPeer-Led Group OptionPeer-Led Group OptionPeer-Led Group Option
9:00Client-Led Affirmation GroupClient-Led Affirmation GroupClient-Led Affirmation GroupClient-Led Affirmation GroupClient-Led Affirmation GroupClient-Led Affirmation GroupClient-Led Affirmation Group

The Bluffs Features

The Bluffs offers a plethora of evidence-based treatment options as well as top-quality medical care, including drug and alcohol detoxification, residential, PHP and IOP. Within all levels of care, you’ll discover rejuvenation while building healthy new behaviors.

    Some of our key additional features include:

  • Spacious, clean accommodations with stunning lake views
  • Gender-specific groups
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • A fitness center with weights, treadmills, medicine balls, punching bag
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Fully operational kitchen with executive chef & meals prepared on site
  • Comfortable lounges with televisions
  • Musical instruments and art supplies
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Indoor activities and games including trivia and karaoke

What To Bring To The Bluffs

Located just south of Cleveland, Ohio, The Bluffs experiences all seasons. It’s important to pack appropriately in order to account for the various weather conditions. While you will most likely be in treatment for approximately 30 days or more, The Bluffs has a housekeeping staff and laundry facilities. You will only need to pack for about a 7-10 day trip.

Smoking is allowed at The Bluffs. If you smoke, you must bring enough cigarettes to last the duration of your time in treatment - new, unopened packs only.

    You should also plan to bring:

  • A jaket or sweater
  • Athletic shoes and clothes
  • Closed toes shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Personal hygiene items
    ingredients must have no alcohol content
  • All medications
    All medications you are taking in their original, labeled prescription bottles
  • List of previous medications
  • ID or driver's license
  • Insurance card
  • MP3 player
    MP3 player without internet/wifi access
  • Books

Please do not bring: weapons, pornography, clothing graphics with references to drugs or alcohol


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