As a result of Medicaid and Medicare currently paying beneath the necessary costs to provide premium
residential services and treatment programs, we are not able to contract or accept these methods of payment.


The Ridge’s residential program is located at The Stuckert House. With only 16 beds you will find the highest level of clinical and personal care available in Ohio. Clients enjoy private or semi-private rooms with luxury bedding, multiple exercise options, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, and a stocked fishing pond. An on-site chef creates nutritious meals daily and teaches a weekly cooking class. The goal for each client is wholeness: mind, body, spirit.

In recognition of this sought after clinical programming, we have received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, whose standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry. This accreditation places us among other leading treatment facilities nationwide and we are recognized as a top performer in the tri-state area.


About The Ridge Program – Substance Use Disorder Treatment Center

The Ridge’s residential program is located at The Stuckert House. With only 16 beds you will find the highest level of clinical and personal care available in Ohio. Clients enjoy private or semi-private rooms with luxury bedding, multiple exercise options, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, and a stocked fishing pond. An on-site chef creates nutritious meals daily and teaches a weekly cooking class. The goal for each client is wholeness: mind, body, spirit.

In recognition of this sought after clinical programming, we have received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, whose standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry. This accreditation places us among other leading treatment facilities nationwide and we are recognized as a top performer in the tri-state area.

About The Ridge Ohio

We Bring Hope Back

We provide focused medical and clinical treatment at our addiction recovery center. We serve patients every step of the way, from in-home intervention assistance to outpatient aftercare for former Ridge residential clients.

Our premium care has earned us the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, whose standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry. This accreditation places us among the country’s leading treatment facilities and recognizes us as a top performer in the tri-state area.

We know how disheartening addiction can be, which is why our primary goal during substance use disorder treatment is to give each patient hope and use it as a tool to achieve long-term sobriety—our staff is keenly in touch with this as a core deliverable.

The Ridge Is Joint Commission Accredited

We Foster Holistic Recovery

We believe in a holistic approach to recovery. We provide a variety of fun, recreational exercise activities to keep patients active and healthy, including a swimming pool, spacious grounds for running and walking, and more. Our on-staff chefs prepare hearty, nutritious meals every day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, contributing to the feel of a bed and breakfast. We happily customize your meal to meet dietary needs. Whether your preference is vegan, pork-free, low carb, or gluten-free we can meet almost any dietary preference.

The family is welcome and encouraged as part of the drug and alcohol treatment process. Family members can receive their own education and therapy within the program, teaching them to assist their loved one in his or her recovery and cope with their own anxieties about addiction.


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A Continuum of Care

The Ridge experience doesn’t end when a patient’s residential stay does. Local patients are able to receive continuing care through our local alumni and aftercare program.

We Provide the Midwest’s Most Focused Care

The Stuckert House Addiction Recovery Center

The Ridge residential program is located at The Stuckert House. This home is a small facility with only 16 beds. Our exceptionally high staff-to-patient ratio ensures each patient will have sufficient attention from our talented, experienced staff of physicians, nurses, and credentialed counselors, each with years of experience in chemical dependency treatment.

Our limited number of patients also offers anonymity for those seeking a private recovery experience.

We Offer Unmatched Facilities

We provide 5-star accommodations in serene and comfortable environments to foster recovery. Enjoy 51 wooded acres, posh rooms, great food, a sauna, pond, spacious grounds, pool, and more at the Stuckert House. The Ridge residential program is competitively priced for the level of addiction recovery clinical care and amenities we offer.


Additional Information

We list some of the most commonly asked questions about our addiction recovery center below. If you have questions about treatment, costs, or concerns about beginning the recovery process, please call us at (513) 804-2204.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Addiction Recovery Centers. Explore Your Options.

The most important reasons for choosing The Ridge program for recovery are our highly qualified clinical staff and the focused treatment we provide with only 16 beds. Two other key criteria are one year of aftercare, individual face to face or telehealth sessions, and other ongoing services that are available post-treatment. During the program, you enjoy family participation up to six times a month. Patients tell us the serene and comfortable amenities foster hope and enable patients to achieve peace and sobriety.

The Ridge program is taught at a variety of  properties around the Cincinatti area. Our administrative office is located about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio. However, we accept clients from all over the country, even the world. Ask an intake specialist for details.

One of our physicians will determine if detoxification is needed to eliminate the physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. If detox is necessary, it will be done in the first few days of treatment, under the care of our medical staff or you may be referred elsewhere depending on the results of your clinical assessment.  Learn more about detox.

Family involvement is encouraged at The Ridge as we consider this a key element of long-term recovery. We have up to six family groups per month that are conducted at our Milford, OH administrative office. We educate families and make them aware of how they can help in the process (and possibly get help for themselves). For those out of town, we typically have pre-scheduled family segments and can refer visiting family to nearby hotels for their stay. Clients are allowed outbound calls each day, during predetermined times. These times will become known to family members during the beginning of the treatment process. Due to the regimented schedule of our therapy, clients will not be allowed to field live calls, however, family members can leave messages at our main office (513-804-2204).

The Ridge’s family program is one aspect which sets us apart from other centers. We facilitate weekly family sessions and every other Saturday visits.

  • Family night every Tuesday from 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Every Saturday is for family visits and a lunch out with family at a restauraunt chosen by The Ridge staff
  • Family lecture groups for education
  • Family involvement in Alumni program
  • Daily outbound calling available
  • Letters and care packages (No food please)
  • Children are welcome, but on our family night, we have a guest speaker who talks frankly about addiction and recovery. Please inquire as to the topic ahead of time. Parental discretion may be advised.

Client Mailing Address

(Please put C/O [client name] for client packages. No food or drink, please.)

25 Whitney Drive, Suite 120, Milford, Ohio 45150

PLEASE DO NOT SEND FOOD OR BEVERAGES/AS WELL AS ANYTHING HOMEMADE.  Any other items must be in their original, sealed package and all items will be searched by staff to be sure they are safe and clinically appropriate for the clients.  If any item is received that is not permitted, you will be contacted and the item returned if possible.

We have a psychiatrist on staff to assist our medical director and our clients with usually more minor aspects of mental health such as anxiety, depression and mild cases of bi-polar disease. However, if these or other mental health issues are determined to be severe, our doctors may refer clients to a higher level of care (usually dual diagnosis programs). Learn about our psychiatric services.

Everything we do is confidential and we strictly comply with HIPAA regulations. All patients are required to keep other patients’ identity and information confidential. However, as much as a patient tries to control anonymity, the proper treatment and path to sobriety may pose issues. For example, attending regular outside support groups and meetings is a part of our treatment. A patient has to prepare for and accept that he or she may see someone they know. We feel long-term sobriety is the single most important goal of the program and participating in group meetings is essential to recovery.

The Ridge program is accredited and monitored by ODMHAS (Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services). We are Joint Commission Accredited, placing us among the top performing rehab centers in the country. These qualifications enable us to be accredited by both the Ohio Physicians Health Program (OHPH) and the Ohio Dental Board to treat doctors, dentists and nurses. We are also a known resource for the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP) and pharmacy and veterinarian boards. We will specifically check with your licensing board and provide necessary program information to ensure compliance and approval.

Using our pre-admissions assessment we determine medical necessity. If we determine that a patient can be treated by our services, we verify insurance and agree on financial terms. If our doctors request additional medical information, we get that prior to admission. Our intake manager then schedules the admission date and time. If a hospital detox is needed, we coordinate with the hospital, as best as possible, to have the client come directly to us from detox.

Yes – getting a patient to surrender and accept treatment is often a very difficult step in recovery, and we partner with professional in-home interventionists who can help. They go to a patient’s home to plan an intervention with the family and then help conduct it. Our clients tell us the most valuable part of this process is getting the family educated, unified and equipped to deal with the client for years to come.

At The Ridge facilities, treatment is focused, and to be effective, requires a temporary disconnect from daily life. For that reason, we do not allow cell phones, laptops or personal internet-connected devices. There is access to a private house phone for patients to call family members. There is also a monitored computer available for patients to check emails at specific times. We allow iPods or other personal music players (not iPhones or iPods with internet access), but these are only to be used during certain periods. The patient will be briefed on their specific program rules upon entry. See more detail here.

All of the content on our website is written by experienced and trained staff and is reviewed for accuracy by our Medical Director Dr. Whitsett. Although we treat addiction as a disease, none of the information on this website should be taken as medical advice. If you notice any inaccuracies or technical issues you may email hostmaster @

Addiction Recovery Centers

Friends and family members that are struggling to find help for a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol often feel helpless as they search for the right kind of treatment. Addiction is a progressive disease, and as it continues to worsen, the individual will often experience complications in other parts of their lives. It is important to find a program that can identify a person’s needs and tailor treatment to meet those needs throughout all levels of care.

Addiction Controls Lives

Addiction is a game of control. It can develop rather quickly at times, or it can take a while to build up. Either way, when a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, they experience a loss of control in different areas of their life. But the beginning stages of addiction actually make the person feel like they are the ones in control.

Substance use occurs in order to meet a need. There is always a reason for using drugs or drinking in the first place. The person might be stressed and they want to relax and do something that makes them feel good. Or maybe they see drug use or drinking as a way to get in with the cool crowd. Most often, drugs and alcohol numb pain, insecurity, or anxiety. As the person uses the first few times, they feel like they are making choices that will make them happy or make their lives better. They feel in control of at least something in their life. As addiction develops, however, that control is quickly lost to the substance, and the person can no longer make their own choices or do what they know they should do. They are controlled by their addiction.

This is difficult for family and loved ones to watch. No one wants to see someone they care about self-destructing and lose control of a drug or alcohol habit. If family members and friends try to talk to the person, though, they are often met with denial or defiance. The person still believes they are in control, that they can do what they want with their own life, and that they can stop any time they want. This is far from the truth, and what that person really needs is addiction treatment at a professional facility.

Professional Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment at a recovery center is the best way to help someone out of an addiction. The addict doesn’t usually see it that way, though. Family and loved ones who are desperate to get an unwilling addict into treatment should consult their treatment facility and enlist the help of an interventionist. Intervention services can help families talk to the individual in a compassionate and effective way, helping the addict see the need for treatment and the benefits of enrolling in a treatment program.

Before being enrolled at an addiction recovery center, the individual should go through an assessment to determine what level of care and treatment plan is right for them. A personalized treatment program is the best way to ensure success in rehab because it means all aspects of programming were planned with the person’s needs in mind.

Drug and Alcohol Detox

The first step to rehab is detox, during which time the individual will cleanse their body and mind of the toxic effects of drugs and alcohol. Sometimes the recovering addict can detox fairly quickly and easily at home or with moderate supervision. Other times, such as when the person is addicted to alcohol or benzodiazepines or has been abusing substance for an extended period of time, the person might need a medical detox. During this form of detox, the person will be supervised closely by medical professionals that can intervene and administer medication and supportive care when necessary. Most people fall somewhere in between and require inpatient detox where they are monitored and encouraged by therapists during detox, but they are not considered to be at risk physically during this time.

Many people are afraid of detox, and it is a major barrier to people getting the treatment they need. However, with advancements over the years in the addiction treatment field, medications are now often used to help lessen the withdrawal symptoms and keep the person comfortable. In addition, a trusted treatment center will provide a home-like setting in which to detox, along with nutritious meals, exercise facilities, and relaxation opportunities such as yoga, medication, and various therapies. All of these components together help make the detox process a smooth one.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Levels of Care

After detox, most individuals transition to residential treatment, or inpatient care. At this time, the person in recovery can live at the treatment facility where they are sheltered from the stress and pressures of everyday life. Intensive counseling and group and individual therapy sessions will be utilized, as the person’s entire life is dedicated to sobriety and getting to the heart of their addiction for the time being. Therapy helps the person understand the factors that have led to the addiction, and prepares them to live without substances once again.

Inpatient rehab usually lasts multiple days, but longer participation is encouraged if the person is not ready to maintain their sobriety yet. Once they are ready, the person can step down to outpatient treatment, where they can begin to return to home, family, and job while still participating in therapy and counseling.

Outpatient Addiction Recovery

Outpatient treatment is much less structured than residential and enables the person to put into practice the coping skills, relaxation techniques, and healthy choices they learned in therapy. The benefit of outpatient treatment is the person is still closely connected to therapists, counselors, and peers in recovery and can receive ongoing support as long as necessary. Outpatient treatment should also be personalized to the client. The client can take part in therapy that is effective for them, and so they are able to participate until they are ready to graduate out of the program.

Addiction Recovery Aftercare

The final and longest stage of addiction recovery is aftercare. During this time, the person will get back to their normal life but should continue with support group sessions, alumni activities, and therapy and counseling whenever they need extra support. Long-term care is the best way to prevent relapse and continue a sober lifestyle. Aftercare should be set up before the individual leaves outpatient treatment, in order to facilitate a seamless transition to their long-term care plan.

Relapse Prevention

Even when someone does everything right in treatment and participates in aftercare programming, relapse can still occur. This may seem like the worst thing that can happen to the person, and while it is definitely a setback, it is not the end of the person’s recovery. When relapse occurs, the individual should immediately get back into rehab, either inpatient or outpatient, and start working on recovery again. Family members and loved ones that suspect relapse should contact the treatment facility right away to get help for the person. Learn about relapse prevention.

Signs of Relapse

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Mood swings
  • Defensiveness
  • Isolation
  • Avoiding support meetings
  • Refusal to ask for help
  • Poor eating habits
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Fixating on people, places, and things associated with drugs or alcohol
  • Glamorizing past substance use
  • Lying
  • Thinking about relapsing
  • Hanging out with old friends who use
  • Planning relapse around other people's schedules

Finding the Right Treatment Facility

When looking for the right addiction treatment program, there are several things to look for.

Personalized programming. Many programs claim to have the perfect program to ensure success, but the truth is that the program must be the right one for the person in order for them to truly recover. Individualized programming is always the most effective because it maximizes methods and levels of care that are the best fit for the person.

Special conditions. It is also important to consider any special requirements the individual has when selecting a treatment center. For example, teens often feel more comfortable with and are more successful in a treatment program made up of their peers. Those with substance addiction as well as a mental health disorder, or dual diagnosis, need to enroll in a program that is equipped to treat both conditions at once.

Certifications. Other factors should also be considered, including the treatment center’s certifications and licensing. Each facility should take licensing seriously and comply with state and federal regulations. Staff too should be licensed and well trained and experienced in their field.

Amenities. Finally, location, facility, and amenities are important when choosing a treatment center. Many families want the convenience of a center close to home where they can participate in therapy sessions with their loved one and be a part of their recovery. The facility itself, as well as amenities offered, should be designed to make clients comfortable and facilitate their recovery. Home-like living spaces, as well as amenities that help heal the mind, body, and spirit, such as healthy meals, exercise facilities, outdoor living space, and even space for yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation will make the recovery experience a more positive one.

Addiction Recovery at The Ridge 

The Ridge is a substance use disorder treatment center located in Milford, Ohio. Our location makes us a fitting resource to those looking for a suburban location with the convenience of a larger city. We utilize assessments done by our treatment providers to help determine the level of care each client requires. Based on these professional assessments, we create personalized treatment plans for each and every person who enrolls in our program.

The Ridge specializes in alcohol rehab and treatment, but we treat every form of substance use disorder as well. Our facility offers the best amenities, including a 51-acre estate, swimming pool, on-site chefs, fitness center, sauna, and outdoor recreation. Our attention to detail helps make our clients’ stay with us comfortable and enjoyable.

We provide long-term care for clients, serving them with activities and therapy for a year after completion of our program.

At The Ridge, clients’ safety is our number one priority. Our staff includes physicians, therapists, nurses, and support staff, each fully licensed and experienced in addiction treatment in order to ensure the best results. We are Joint Commission certified, which is further evidence of our commitment to safety and care.

Addiction recovery can be a long and difficult process, but it is well worth the time, money, and energy when you consider the cost of addiction. Those who have the desire to take control of their lives and live a sober life again should not hesitate to contact a treatment facility that can help them with their goals. Loved ones who are supportive and willing to learn and grow as well can play a role in the person’s recovery as they help them find the right treatment center and participate in therapy and counseling sessions when appropriate. Most importantly, families that help incorporate what they learn in rehab into their lives when the person returns home will be the best sources of support for the recovering addict.

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