Still Waters for Men

Still Waters for Men

Cumberland Heights is proud to offer Still Waters: a strong, spiritually based 12-Step Immersion Program for Men.

About Our Still Waters Program

About an hour west of Nashville in Lobelville, Tennessee, is Still Waters for Men, a 12-Step immersion retreat for those 18 and up. At Still Waters, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous principles of recovery are taught using AA and NA approved literature and fellowship, group discussions, lectures and 12 Step meetings.

In addition to learning about the disease of addiction, recovery and relapse, Still Waters emphasizes spiritual principles associated with each of the 12-Steps. Cumberland Heights’ Pastoral Services provides monthly programs and a monthly two day family services program for residents’ family members and loved ones. This additional emphasis on spiritual principles separates the Still Waters program from others.

Location and Accommodation

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 105-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 men, 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 living room and laundry facilities. Residents can meditate in the extensive garden or the gazebo next to the creek.

Photo Tour of Still Waters Men – A 12-Step Immersion Program in Lobelville, Tennessee


Still Waters can serve as an alternative to, or can follow, primary or extended care programs. Still Waters is also particularly useful for those who have had multiple treatment experiences. Stays are typically 30-90 days, but may last up to nine months.

Those interested will take with qualified staff to determine if Still Waters Men is right for them. If you’re not a fit, our staff will provide you with alternative care options.

All Still Waters residents must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Willing to follow program rules
  • Motivated for recovery
  • Currently alcohol and drug free
  • Medically and psychologically stable

Still Waters Cost and Payment Options

Still Waters can serve as an alternative to, or can follow, primary or extended care programs, based on assessment. Still Waters is also particularly useful for persons who have had multiple treatment experiences. Residents live in group fellowship with counseling staff, allowing friendships to develop into a true, supportive community.


Cumberland Heights also offers a 12-Step immersion program that can be used as an alternative to, or follow, primary treatment to heighten an individual’s recovery from 30 days up to nine months. All Still Waters programs are on a self-pay basis as they no longer meet insurance criteria for an inpatient level of care, and we are not contracted with any insurance providers for this service. To learn more about our Still Waters Men programs, please visit their Still Waters Men website.


Still Waters Men 90 Day: We offer special discounting for 90 days at Still Waters – typically $25,200.00 – with the pay in full discount makes the total due $23,500.00.


First thirty days: $9,000.00 ($300.00 per day)

Second thirty days: $8,250.00 ($275.00 per day)

Third thirty days beyond: $7,950.00 ($265.00 per day)

Developing strong ties with the 12 Step community increases the chances of recovery success exponentially. A strong, spiritually based 12 Step approach to education and group process creates an environment that allows residents to grow emotionally and spiritually, and lays the groundwork for long-term recovery.

At the end of Still Waters’ program, a resident will have completed the first seven steps of AA/NA. He will have built his own library of recovery literature based on assigned readings and study involving AA text, NA basic text, and the 12 Steps and Twelve Traditions.

A Typical Day at Still Waters

7 a.m. Morning Meditation Group All residents participate in reading from the AA Big Book and morning devotionals then set goals for the day
7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Step Presentation and Discussion Group Counselor led discussion on individual resident’s step work. All residents required to participate and provide feedback
11 a.m. Personal Time
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Step Presentations / 12 & 12 Group / AA Speaker Meeting / NA Book Study Residents present their step work with a counselor led discussion to learn about recovery issues such as the disease concept, recovery and relapse
4 p.m. Personal Time
5 p.m. Dinner
6 p.m. In House Group Meeting or Outside AA/NA Meeting The community travels to a local area 12 step community meeting or 12 step activity
9 p.m. Accountability Group

Effective, Long-Term Addiction Treatment

Recovery isn’t an overnight process. Research shows that the more time someone invests in addiction treatment, the more likely they are to remain substance-free. Call 800-646-9998 to learn more about Still Waters.