Bluff Plantation

3.8 (30 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
963 Bennock Mill Rd
Augusta, GA 30906
8777352161 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Our clinical team will develop an individualized treatment plan to address your unique challenges. Because addiction can affect so many aspects of life, we focus on the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—by incorporating a multidisciplinary blend of holistic and traditional therapies. Our program includes mindfulness meditation, spiritual care, exercise, and nutrition counseling. During your stay, we’ll help you discover the tools needed for better self-awareness and for sustaining long-term sobriety and wellness.

Bluff Plantation Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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This treatment center is nothing short than Life Changing. They go far beyond just treating your addiction. The staff really cares and helps you work through issues that have gone untreated for most o...


This place is NOTHING as it claims to be. They lock you out of your own shared room ALL DAY. You are stuck in a large living room area ALL DAY. There is a communal tv and it’s god awful to fight ove...


This is the best facility! I cant tell you how wonderful everyone is. They literally saved one of my family member\'s . Dont hesitate to call them.


I have previously been to 11 different rehabs before going to bluff plantation and this place was the first that helped me get out of myself and be able to help others. When I first got there and was ...


I attended this life changing facility in late 2019 to treat addiction for alcoholism and drug addiction. I learned so much about my disease and the amazing staff took such good care of me. I just can...


Fist of all, not many are there by choice..some at any facility are court ordered. Therefore, effective results depend on how badly the individual wants to be healthy. Generally, I think Bluff is grea...


Horrible place. The website is 90% lies. They are NOT family oriented. Family left in the dark and made to feel shamed. My son was a patient here and he signed an ROI. I was rushed out the very first ...


Don't do what they say. Held up my return to work and didn't file my insurance correctly.


Yet another in a long list of facilities that claim to do something different but offer the same ole thing.30 days of meetings, my son only saw a doctor once in 3 weeks and a counselor twice. At $1000...


For containment, structure and loving care Bluff is incredible! I’ve been there twice and both times I was impressed with interactions with daily staff. My therapists on both occasions were incredib...


No follow up care fixed into place before my fianc� was released. They feed them well. That�s about it. They don�t make sure that exit day treatment is in place for the future. They don�t care...


I wasn't the patient. Small groups. Disorganized.


I believe sending my daughter to Bluff Plantation saved her life. No facility is going to be perfect, but these are truly caring and skilled people. The Plantation is a gorgeous and peaceful setti...


I wasn't the patient. Small groups was a strength. Disorganized.


After more than five years of struggling, we found Bluff and we finally found the help we'd been seeking. I cannot say enough good things about Bluff, the staff, or the program. From the admissions st...


I watcat the Bluff from April 20 to May 20 of this year. I had addictions to opioids and benzodiazepines. It was definitely the hardest things I have ever done, but definitely was worth it. I don't th...


The staff is very nice. As for the leaves much to be desired. They love to talk about steps one through three and then expect you to make your amends, step 9, in front of another patient,...


DO NOT GO TO OR SEND a love one to this facility!!! This facility is doing nothing but preying on individuals struggling with substance abuse. They accommodations are below standards and not luxury. T...


Bluff changed my life! The staff cares deeply about everyone that walks through the doors. They were up front about what to expect, all costs, and provided everything they said they would. I would rec...


I\'ve been a resident at Bluff Plantation and more than once and the owner is an \"absentee owner operator\". He concedes he is a recovering alcoholic who cares greatly for his staff and residents but...


Wonderful staff,but not really equipped for methadone detox,at least not as painless as they promise. It\'s very painful & you are surrounded by other people in different stages of rehab. From my expe...


Great experience all


Staff, diet, accommodations were great, No pool. This place was amazing! The staff were wonderful and the fact that diet and exercise were incorporated into their program was a HUGE benefit. Lots of o...


I was an actual patient at this facility. The doctors and technicians were very supportive and caring. The billing department leaves much to be desired. For example, not every test they give you while...


Makes you feel at home; need one closer to home. would recommend


Dr. Jacobs and the clinical staff are amazing!! It's rare to have daily interaction with the Medical Director, the doctors usually "stop by" a couple times a week at other programs. The property is ...


All was great about the facility.


Excellent facility.


It was peaceful and secluded which gave me the peace that I needed. The accommodations was great and I felt respected and treated with integrity. Strengths: Individualized treatment plans unique to s...


very homey but expensive. Very helpful.

Areas of Focus
Co-Occurring Disorders

People with drug and alcohol addiction often have co-occurring 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 Plantation has psychiatrists on staff who assess, diagnose and treat dual disorders. Effectively treating mental health conditions improves well-being and brings the individual a greater sense of peace – necessary for sustained sobriety.

Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)

Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

Key Staff Members
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    Shawn Williams, DO - Medical Director

    Shawn Williams, DO was hired in July 2019 as Bluff Plantation’s Medical Director. Dr. Williams brings well-rounded medical experience, and is an expert in the specialties of Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He has seven years of experience in the field of addiction medicine, five of which he served as a medical director. As a member of the Bulloch County opiate task force, he worked with law enforcement and health care professionals to help curtail the regional opiate epidemic. As a White House invitee, he was also consulted to help shape federal drug policy. Dr. Williams has also made two guest appearances on the A&E television show Intervention. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

  • Photo of John Martin, LMSW, MAC, CAC I
    John Martin, LMSW, MAC, CAC I - Clinical Director

    John Martin, LMSW, MAC, CAC I is the Clinical Director of Bluff Plantation. He began his training at Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, GA in 2009 and has worked since that time in addiction and mental health services. John moved to Boston, MA in 2013 and worked at a detox and men’s residential program providing clinical addiction services. Upon returning to Georgia, John worked for Bradford Health and Recovery Houses Services in areas of family counseling and marketing. After completing his graduate education, John began working as the Clinical Director at The Hale Foundation, a private non-profit organization specializing in addiction treatment services at outpatient and men’s residential levels of care. John also worked as a psychiatric therapist at Aurora Pavilion, behavioral health services program in Aiken, SC after completing his MSW program. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and organizational communication. John graduated with honors from the MSW program at the University of South Carolina. John is a licensed social worker in Georgia and South Carolina. John specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and utilizes contextual-based behavioral and cognitive approaches to bring about change in clients and connect them with the spiritual approach of the twelve steps.