Men’s 12-Step Study Retreat

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Covered Fire Pit & Outdoor Meeting Area at Still Waters

Fire Pit / Outdoor Meeting Area at Still Waters

Resident Cottage of Still Waters

Resident Cottage of Still Waters

Fire Pit & Outdoor Meeting Area

Covered Fire Pit & Outdoor Meeting Area at Still Waters

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Cumberland Heights recently opened a new retreat in Lobelville, Tennessee, an hour west of Nashville. Still Waters is a 30-day, 12-Step immersion retreat for men, with an emphasis on spirituality experienced when working the steps of Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA). Male residents live together in group fellowship along with counseling staff. In this way, fellowship develops into a true community whose members strive to help and encourage one another with recovery.

The Still Waters facility is a converted private residence nestled in the rolling hills of Perry County near the Buffalo River, amidst large tracts of rural forest and pasture lands. Within this 35-acre retreat, a main house provides dining services, meeting rooms, offices and housing for counseling staff. A four-room guesthouse near the heated pool and pool house can accommodate eight residents, who occupy semi-private rooms with private baths. Close by and down the drive is the cottage, which has capacity for six residents in semi-private accommodations with private baths, plus a living room and laundry facilities. Residents can meditate in the extensive gardens or the gazebo next to the creek.

Still WatersStill Waters is not a traditional treatment program, we are a 12-step immersion program. Our approach to recovery is based on the concept of Fellowship and the Spiritual Principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. We believe by developing strong ties with the 12-step community the chances of success increase exponentially. We’ve also developed a simple way to guarantee daily sobriety, called P.S.A.L.M.S™ w/ Service. 1) Prayer/Meditation, 2) Steps, 3) Ask for Help, 4) Literature, 5) Meeting, 6) Sponsor, 7) Service. Do these 7 things every day and your daily sobriety is guaranteed.


The counselors are excellent. Each has their own unique style and strengths and they helped me drastically alter my perspective on life and spirituality. The camaraderie among the residents was always great and encouraged by staff.

~ Brian M. (Alumni, Roanoke, VA)

Excellent foundation for working steps, building spiritual life & principles. Staff & counselors excellent. Facilities great; nice environment. Interaction w/ other residents.

~ Sam J. (Alumni, Memphis, TN)

Saved my life. Found God. Possibly the most important thing I’ve ever done.

~ Clark S. (Alumni, Nashville, TN)

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