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High Watch Recovery Center

4.5 Excellent (79 Reviews) |
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62 Carter Road
Kent, Connecticut 06757

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Facility Highlights

The world's first 12-step treatment center with a culture of compassionate care, dignity and respect.

Each client is assigned an experienced 12-Step coach to work with in a one on one setting.

Every resident receives an individual bio-psycho-social evaluation.

Philosophy

High Watch Recovery Center is dedicated to seeing the disease of addiction go into remission for each individual who passes through our door. We are committed to providing compassionate care as we integrate the latest breakthroughs in addiction medicine alongside the spiritual teachings of AA’s 12 Steps to give all patients the tools and foundation to live sober after leaving High Watch.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Jerry Schwab
President & CEO

Jerry has over twenty years of experience as an executive with non-profit healthcare organizations. Prior to joining High Watch, Jerry was the Executive Director of a Connecticut-based emergency medical service provider. Jerry is a licensed paramedic and served for many years as the President and Chairman of a large non-profit paramedic service in Southern Connecticut. He also serves on the State of Connecticut Alcohol & Drug Policy Council.

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Robert Schwarz
Vice President of Admissions

Rob has been with High Watch since 2007 and ensures that individuals in need of assistance can be placed with us immediately. He works directly with guests, their families and caregivers to navigate the insurance approval process and to make arrangements for self-paying individuals.

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5.0
Excellent
The treatment was absolutely outstanding. By far the best 90 days of my life. Great staff, program, activities, variety of guests, great food, clean and beautiful campus, visiting days, off-campus events.
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5.0
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I spent about two years attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, going through the motions to placate family and friends, and becoming a great collector of 30-day sobriety coins before I finally surrendered and entered treatment at Highwatch. Immediately, I knew that I was surrounded by an empathetic staff that understood my problem with alcohol and where it had taken me, because most of them had experienced and recovered from the same themselves. Yes, I was in the right place. The care in all respects was designed to give me the tools that I needed to sustain my recovery, and to re-enter the AA community with a thorough understanding of what the 12-step approach to recovery was all about. Highwatch’s treatment philosophy is comprehensive, addressing the medical and psychiatric complications that so often impede full recovery from the disease of addiction, all within the spiritual framework of the 12 steps. Highwatch not only provided the welcoming and encouraging environment of an experienced and professional staff, but the opportunity for fellowship with other like-minded guests where I developed enduring friendships of now 8 years duration, and without a doubt will be lifelong.
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5.0
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I thank God everyday for High Watch the place truly is the Hill of Hope
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5.0
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I found High Watch Recovery Center to be a genuine place of refuge in what I now know was the darkest and most painful period of my life. Broken and emotionally numb I arrived to a warm, loving and patient staff of real people that would in very short order become every bit as important to me as my biological family. Please know that it wasn't easy or fast or even a task that I would have thought realistically reached. HWRC doesn't "make you sober". You don't get a "magic wand" waved over you. No "snake oil", hypnotism or "parlor tricks"..... The work is done by you with the expert guidance of a staff of diverse individuals that have been where you are - fighting for your life! I am alive and getting better each day with the tools, knowledge and self respect that High Watch Farm can help you find for yourself or loved one. If you are in pain, take the same step I did and reach out to High Watch, I don't have a single regret - you won't either.
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5.0
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This place saved my life. The atmosphere alone has a huge impact on you. The staff, from admissions, to nursing, to milieu care very deeply about the guests, and will do all they can to help.
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5.0
Excellent
I spent 45 of some of the best days of my life at Highwatch. As the first 12 Step Recovery Center in the world, I must say that it is not only a tremendously special place, but a first class place with amazing people and a terrific program. They make everybody feel at home. You will be in the best of hands and give yourself the best chance of recovery by spending time at Highwatch.
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High watch saved my life. The staff is incredible and they gave me the tools I needed to start me on my path of recovery. Its because of High Watch I am sober and living a healthy lifestyle. Thank You High Watch!
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5.0
Excellent
This place is truly amazing. I’ve been to other treatment centers but this one beyond exceeded my expectations. The staff were helpful and loving, many of them in recovery themselves. I was treated with respect at all times and I truly felt loved and cared for. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Their commitment to teaching the 12 steps from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous makes this place stand out among its peers
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5.0
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As a guest, I was treated with love and respect. This place saved my life. If you or a loved one need help, this is the best place to get that help and begin a better life.
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5.0
Excellent
The staff truly care and had my best interest in mind.
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5.0
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After being in and out of many different rehabs, it was at High Watch Recovery Center that I learned how to live a happy sober life for 15 years now! The staff was kind, compassionate and loving. They showed me how to live a life that was beyond any thing I could imagine. The atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable, and the food is delicious! They helped my family learn about addiction, how they could help me, and themselves. I would highly recommend High Watch Recovery Center, it changed my life!!
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5.0
Excellent
Excellent 12-step program that includes psychiatric care. This is the original farm. Most of the staff is in recovery and that helps make it work so well.
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5.0
Excellent
Can't say enough good things about High Watch. Started my journey in recovery there in 2009 and have been sober ever since. Folks at met during my time at High Watch have been with me the whole way and I can't imagine life without them. Coming to High Watch was a gift, staying connected is the gift that keeps on giving.
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5.0
Excellent
All staff are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and exceptional people. They truly care about your recovery and do everything possible to provide the necessary tools needed in my sobriety. Highly recommended rehab, Best of the Best!
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1.7
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Most of the executive staff lacks a college education, and it shows in how they treat employees and patients. Cursing in meetings and halllways, hiring and promoting unqualified friends (and their spouses), treating HIPAA like an optional policy are all commonplace at High Watch. The CEO of this not-for-profit regularly flies First Class to international conferences on the company dime while much of the staff makes $15/hour, and there is a literal class system (complete with different types of benefits packages, salary vs. hourly wages) based on whether you are a clinician or a less skilled laborer. Ethics violations, cultural insensitivities, the list only goes on.
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I spent about two years attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, going through the motions to placate family and friends, and becoming a great collector of 30-day sobriety coins before I finally surrendered and entered treatment at Highwatch. Immediately, I knew that I was surrounded by an empathetic staff that understood my problem with alcohol and where it had taken me, because most of them had experienced and recovered from the same themselves. Yes, I was in the right place. The care in all respects was designed to give me the tools that I needed to sustain my recovery, and to re-enter the AA community with a thorough understanding of what the 12-step approach to recovery was all about. Highwatch’s treatment philosophy is comprehensive, addressing the medical and psychiatric complications that so often impede full recovery from the disease of addiction, all within the spiritual framework of the 12 steps. Highwatch not only provided the welcoming and encouraging environment of an experienced and professional staff, but the opportunity for fellowship with other like-minded guests where I developed enduring friendships of now 8 years duration, and without a doubt will be lifelong.
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I had never been to rehab before and had no prior knowledge of AA. This place saved my life. The caring staff helped guide me on my road to recovery and I will be forever grateful.
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High Watch is an amazing opportunity for those who are struggling with addiction. They combine the twelve step principles with clinical care to treat the co-occurring issue so often associated with addiction.
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High Watch saved my life. I now have multiple years of Recovery and I wouldn't be here without the time I spent as an Extended Guest. The staff are just people who have been through the same crap and came out the other side to teach others how to do it too.
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After being in and out of many different rehabs, it was at High Watch Recovery Center, that I learned how to live a brand new life. The staff was kind, loving, and compassionate. They showed me the way up and out of the horrible rut I was in. They also helped my family understand addiction, and what they needed to do to help me, and themselves. The atmosphere is relaxed, comfortable, and the food is delicious! I'm so grateful for the life High Watch Recovery center gave me
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5.0
Excellent
Before I came to High Watch, I my life had crumbled around me. I was unemployed, living with my parents, and drinking around the clock. My days involved waking up, drinking, passing out, waking up, drinking, ad infinitum. I had been attending AA meetings but was doing so intoxicated. I needed to go somewhere that would surround me with the 12 steps in a safe environment far from any liquor stores or familiar bars. My father, over a decade sober through the 12 steps of AA, found out about High Watch through friends who attend his AA home group. He was the one who took the steps necessary to get me into rehab and I'm so glad he did. I was nervous about going to treatment because I was expecting some sterile setting in locked facility, but the rooms at High Watch are more like a nice room at an inn or B & B than anything else. Most of the staff are in recovery themselves and the other people I was in treatment with seemed like they all took their recovery very seriously. My therapist was great and helped me open up about a lot of things I had kept inside for years. Before I left, they made sure I had a sober living arrangement set up so there was no guessing about what my next step was after treatment. Oh, and the food was killer. I have been sober ever since (2 years as of next month!) and cannot recommend this place enough. If anyone is sick and tired of living the life of suffering that alcoholism/addiction brings, take a leap of faith and get some help. There is a way out and a wonderful life to be had in recovery.
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5.0
Excellent
High Watch saved my life. The staff there truly cares about each and every guest, and provides them with the love and support they need to succeed.
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5.0
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A blessed place with wonderfully supportive staff and all the foundation you need to truly get started in recovery, if you allow yourself to let go and truly put your heart to the task. Thank you High Watch :)
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5.0
Excellent
Absolute amazing staff and facility. High Watch saved my life
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4.7
Excellent
My recovery got a great start here. It wasn't my first rehab ,but it was the best. The staff trees the guests with love and respect never talking down or punishing. Our egos were fragile enough. I loved my time there. The therapists are excellent. s
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5.0
Excellent
High Watch is outstanding in every capacity. Highly recommend !!!
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5.0
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I am extremely grateful for High Watch. It gave me the start I needed towards recovery. The staff has the knowledge and spoke my language, most importantly they care and told me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear. I went to save my marriage but I saved myself instead!
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12/19/2018 I went there thinking treatment would be just a waste of time, (“I already knew everything”) but necessary In order for me to aquire the tools to deal with my sickness. I thought of the treatment more like a nice separation from my everyday life, time to reflect on my weaknesses. It was more than that. It was an eye opening experience. First day - I Had to deal with withdrawal symptoms, 2nd day I Had to do the same, 3rd day I was watching other people withdrawing with terrible side effects and pain. 4th day I was watching as some people would already detox and go on to other treatments, and I would still be there. After ten days it was my time to leave and go on to another treatment, this time High Watch Recovery Center. I never thought this would happen to me. I grew up In a very traditional family, I was already 50 years old. How can I possibly get here, what was wrong with me? I Am writing this review after a full year upon my departure from High Watch. Thank you!
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5.0
Excellent
I want to thank High Watch for my sobriety today marks my one year. I would not have done it on my oun. Thank you for my life back..
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5.0
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High Watch Recovery Center is a fantastic facility all-around! I cannot say enough about the quality of the campus, the staff, and the program overall. I spent 90+ days there and have never felt better. From admissions to the therapists to the general staff - there is so much support and love. More importantly - I developed a very solid network with other guests during my stay - friendships that are still going strong. High Watch also ensures that a connection to the program is maintained through Saturday nigh AA-meetings (open to the public), an alumni Facebook page, and a weekly Transitions programs aimed at helping recently discharged guests with their transition back to general life. There is a ton of love at High Watch - and I can honestly say it was a life-changing experience. Admissions worked diligently and patiently with me - and, for this, I have the utmost respect for the facility. The most important part of the program is that it is 12-step based and their is a great emphasis for guests to work with a step-coach in the journey toward recovery. There are numerous electives and meetings to attend as well. You are kept busy - and this structure has the right balance of program and "free-time" (generally used to connect with other guests). I had the privilege of participating in the Extended Guest program which granted me responsibilities and helped me rebuild my confidence and work on my personal recovery. Other rehab facilities cannot compare. If you are serious about recovery - High Watch Recovery Center is the place for you. If you put in the work and effort - there is plenty of support and love to guide you. PS - The food is unbelievable.
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5.0
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High Watch simply keeps helping people get well.
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5.0
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I like to say that High Watch didn't only save my life, it also gave me life. I spent over 90 days there as an extended guest in early 2018, having never been to a rehab facility before and having not been at all familiar with AA or the 12 steps. I left High Watch as healthy as I've been in 20 years, spiritually vibrant, and filled with hope. The facility truly does sit atop "the hill of Hope", and it gave me the tools, relationships and fellowship I will hold sacred for the rest of my life. I can't say enough positive things about the staff and the place.
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5.0
Excellent
HW is amazing. The care you receive is top notch and the setting is beautiful. Everyone truly wants to help in your recovery. I highly recommend HW.
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4.0
Great
Great program. Very AA and 12 step based.
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5.0
Excellent
High watch is a truly special place, different than all the other rehabs i went to. The staff are mostly in recovery and understand what its like to be in treatment. They cared about me as an individual and wanted to help me anyway they could. The staff there saved my life 6 years ago. I would recommend high watch to anyone who needs help.
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5.0
Excellent
Serene environment, supportive community, and empathetic, nonjudgmental staff members, all working to help in a successful lifestyle change.
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5.0
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High Watch is a facility like no other. I got sober there in 2009. Then, as now, most of the staff are in recovery and many of the staff are former guests. No BS and a strong foundation in 12-step recovery. The Hill of Hope is truly a special place and I am forever grateful for the time I spent there and the change I experience - that I continue to experience - as a result.
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5.0
Excellent
HWRC provides a calming atmosphere with a helpful, knowledgeable, and caring staff to allow for a great healing environment.
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5.0
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High Watch is an amazing Treatment Facility that offers guests the tools they need to successfully recover from their Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorder through their full comprehensive Medical and Recovery Treatment.
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5.0
Excellent
Everyday I see the best and most compassionate care being provided to the individuals who chose High Watch Recovery Center. The staff work together to provide the best experience one could hope for to start their journey of recovery. Definitely the best choice for the best opportunity to start and keep recovery that will change your life and the life of those around you.
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5.0
Excellent
It was a life changing experience that gave me a life beyond my wildest dreams. The staff was amazing and now I’m part of that staff and love helping guests and families have the same opportunity I was given.
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2.3
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Way too much food all the time
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5.0
Excellent
Highwatch saved my life.
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5.0
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I had spent my entire life feeling like I needed to perform in front of people in order to gain acceptance, to the point where I lost who I fundamentally was without all the masks I chose to wear throughout each day. High Watch provided a safe, loving environment where I was finally able to be the person my higher power intended me to be. I was given the skills to practice accepting myself without adding a substance, whether that was alcohol, drugs, food or a relationship. High Watch also gave me a full education on the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous so that once I discharged, I felt comfortable going to meetings and being a part of the AA community. In addition to this, my underlying mental health issues were simultaneously addressed which I now know was imparitive for long term recovery. My depression fueled my drinking and my drinking fueled my depression. The therapists and psychiatrists cultivated the healing environment that was vital to realizing the connection between my mental health and addiction. One of the best things about High Watch is the fact that most of the staff is in recovery and they’re very open about their own stories. It gave me hope to see that it was indeed possible to recover and thrive. As a 20-something year old woman, I had a pattern of rebelling against authority figures so it was crucial to know that there was no hierarchy between guests and staff. The food is amazing and the open Saturday night dinners are famous within the CT AA community so even after I left, I could come back to the place that provided my recovery foundation. Having a full fitness center helps to incorporate a healthy lifestyle that can easily be translated back into societal living. The Litchfield Hills are the ideal settling for stabilization and High Watch truly celebrates the beautiful land, tight-knit culture and rich history. I had no clue what my higher power was going in to treatment here, but looking out my window each morning and seeing the sun peeking around the corners of each ever-changing tree taught me that there was something bigger out there than me, than my disease.
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5.0
Excellent
Very caring and attentive staff and a non medicalized feel. Treatment imparts effective techniques for personal change and continuous sobriety
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This place saved my family members life. It is the cleanest, friendliest and amazing environment for recovering people I have ever witness. The staff are amazing and just the feeling of serenity you get from driving up the hill is overwhelming! I finally have my cousin back and it’s all because of Highwatch! I am forever grateful this place is around!! Thank you !!!
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5.0
Excellent
Hands down the best facility I’ve ever been to. Sober 8 years now thanks to High Watch. They also now take insurance!
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5.0
Excellent
A little over 8 years ago I came up to High Watch and had my life saved by the amazing program. The majority of staff are in recovery and I felt so comfortable on the Hill of Hope and learned all the tools I needed to stay sober and become a person in long term recovery. The staff, accommodations, and food were all first class. I can't say enough abou the facility that saved my life.
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5.0
Excellent
This place saved and changed my life. I’m eternally grateful for my experience at High Watch
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5.0
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High Watch Recovery Center is a flourishing treatment facility rooted deep within the hills of Litchfield County, Ct. With a Holistic approach to treatment, High Watch prides itself on the teachings of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Annonymous. Guests at this facility are offered first class treatment in all areas of healing process. Staff at High Watch offer a unique sense of extreme hopefulness, therapeutic encouragement and round the clock clinical care. Many of the employees have had first hand experiences with the process of battling and overcoming of co occurring disorders. Because of this, it is my true belief that the professional relationships built and maintained between the guests and employees are invaluable. I would highly reccomend High Watch Recover Center to anyone struggling with alcoholism and other substance related disorders.
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5.0
Excellent
High Watch saved my life. I would not have the good things in my life today if it wasn't for my sobriety. Thank you High Watch!
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5.0
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A lifesaver, but only if you let it be. When I went to HW after probably 25 years of alcohol struggles, two things were in my mind. 1: I would never be able to beat alcoholism, and 2: I would completely let go of my control and open myself to the program and willing to let my higher power take over. After a few days I was a different person. I had realistic hope and confidence was building by the minute. My initial couple of days were dominated with visits to the fine medical staff to ensure I was healthy and able to move forward. The nursing station and MD appointments are a constant with good cause. These addictions are deadly. I need to add that many of the "guests" with me had been in numerous like facilities in the past. Obviously with negative or temporary results. That would have also been me had I not surrendered to the fact that I could never win the fight and let myself follow what has worked so many times for countless others. The program offered did not allow for it failing me, but I could fail it if I allowed myself. I had constant professional support and guidance. I saw my therapist at least twice a week and he cut right through the BS and was the most helpful therapist I've ever seen. Every aspect of the services offered were top notch. But they had to be taken and taken seriously. Many "classes" were optional that you could pass on in lieu of another or reading, sleeping, field trips or going to the gym. The men in my dorm still talk or chat daily thru group chats or calls. We will forever have a bond in that we all survived what surely was destined to kill us. I'd always been skeptical about these facilities as I've looked at the failure rate as being too high. I no longer feel that way. At least with High Watch, we were given a structure that supports a sober life and all the tools we need to carry that gift forward. I could only liken the food to being on a high end cruise. The food was amazing with numerous options. I heard the average 30 day weight gain was in the area of 20 lbs.
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5.0
Excellent
I can't say enough about High Watch. They helped me so very much!
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3.7
Very Good
This is a wonderful facility... for people who are dealing exclusively with addiction issues. However, if you suffer from moderate to severe mental illness, you will NOT find the care you need here. I was placed at High Watch due exclusively to my use of marijuana. I also have Bipolar I. For the entirety of my 93-day stay, I insisted that I needed psychiatric care. I was rarely given an opportunity to meet with the shrink, and those meetings were only 15 minutes. I was mentally in dire straits, but the idea was forced upon me, with no alternative offered, that my use of marijuana was to blame for my condition. This was conclusively proven to be incorrect when my regular shrink (who I hadn't been given an opportunity to see before I was carted off to High Watch) immediately identified that I had valproate-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy. I was being poisoned by a medication that was supposed to be helping me, and I had been using marijuana to cope with the effects of that. I no longer partake in that particular substance, because I got the treatment I needed. But let it be known that at High Watch, they will never consider alternate possibilities. They will pigeonhole you, they will tell you that your insistence that you're not an addict means that you're an addict, and they have even been known to say that a chosen Higher Power is not a valid choice (I chose my mentally healthy self). Again, if you have primarily addiction issues, this is an excellent place to be. But it is not a dual-diagnosis facility by any stretch of the imagination. The poisoning I experienced due to their neglect has very likely had a permanent impact on me, neurologically. I can't get through a book. I can't control my impulses. My learning disability is worse than it ever was before this experience. Be aware of what you're getting yourself into.
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2.3
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I was extremely disappointed with High Watch'a recovery program. There was minimal support . I could have seen the same results by staying with a friend and attending AAMeetings without paying $8,000. Access to mental health support was minimal. No opportunity for physical well being. Archaic for 2014. There only claim to fame is all you can eat buffet style food.
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1.3
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Rude staff, the only good part was the food. Easily the worst of the 3 rehabs Ive attended.
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4.3
Great
Focused, comfortable, and effective. Could be stronger with dual diagnosis. I have a close personal bond with this facility,
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As a former two time patient at @ Highwatch and finally a year sober after a few Relapses , I'm here to tell you anyone can recover if they want to. So many petty comments here about food & attitude by staff at Highwatch. This place basically saved my life when I was Ready to Recover / hit bottom so to speak. Highwatch / 12 steps work just fine.
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1.0
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The staff is very warm, however this is a one size fits all establishment. We spent $30,000 out of pocket because High Watch uses one diagnosis code for all patients. For this reason, our insurance company refused to reimburse us. Also, High Watch does not individually diagnose each patient. Almost all patients are given the same medication. Please do not allow High Watch to steal your money!
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4.3
Great
Great counselors and location but Costly. This is a great place.
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5.0
Excellent
The strength of this program is the core foundation you receive on 12 step programs and most of their staff are in recovery too. Plus the meals and accommodations are top notch. Of course the one seeking treatment has to want to do the work. This was not my first rehab but it far exceeded the others.
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4.3
Great
good clean area, its a good cnter with proximity to my palce and good councelling
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4.3
Great
The staff is very friendly, Place is regularly cleaned, affordable. The meals are not that great. While I was here the staff didn't make me feel out of place or like a sick person, I was treated with a lot of respect by all the nurses and made my recovery that much better, I love this place.
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4.0
Great
They have you on a schedule with meetings,groups,and little but adequate free time too.The food is excellent. The staff is all recovering also but qualified I guess.I just think others who are sick should not be helping patients especially at the beginning stages of recovery.I found many EGO problems with staff,conflicts,etc. I do believe you need to treat the mental sickness along with the physical.I just think the diagnoses should be too quick.I think professionals treat with meds too quickly.
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5.0
Excellent
Very clean and lots of one-on-one sessions. felt like they really cared about me but once you're out, they don't really follow up with you. had a great time there, recovered 100% and with zero recidivism. been sober for 7 years now. great facility, great staff, great therapists. I really felt like they cared for me.
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5.0
Excellent
This facility provides the clean break that a person struggling with addiction needs. There is an inaccessibility to urban dwellers. There is a great family awareness program that helps the loved ones of the patient. The head doctors are very aware of the interaction between the addiction itself and other mental and physical health conditions that may be present.
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4.7
Excellent
Fantastic place! The spirit of it replaces the spirits in the booze! In spite of megalomaniac director, a wonderful, blessed place to start sobriety.
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Everything was very focused and organized. Just not correct for a 66 year woman with an underlying medical condition...be very careful, though, because they will force you to go to Sharon Hospital (they are probably fearful of lawsuits) which has been billing me since I left. There was nothing wrong, yet the staff insisted I go despite my refusal. Watch your insurance bills.
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I spent 3 weeks there in mid 2015. Staff are caring and interested in each person' s recovery. The facility was at near capacity during my time and clinical staff was clearly under pressure. I had to escalate that after 12 days of my 21 day stay, I had seen my therapist only once. Since High Watch allows smoking at the facility, and other recovery centers do not, proportion of smokers was very high - very off-putting for those of we non-smokers
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5.0
Excellent
I really have nothing negative to say about this facility. The staff was welcoming, caring, and always told you what you needed to hear... Not what you wanted to hear. They did a very good job of making time for me and my family. Strengths of the facility included: focusing on each specific clients needs, very well versed in 12 step and explaining it to each client, and staff makes time to meet with each individual client on a regular basis along with clients family when wanted.
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1.7
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Family weekend they offer is a waste of time.. Security is a joke.Patients are often left with hours of free time and nothing to do. Also their strict "policy" about the men and woman being kept separate and not even allowed to speak to one another is a joke. Reconsider spending $12,000.00...remember they don't take insurance.
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4.0
Great
...We were looking for a true rehabilitation based on the AA philosophy. It is at High Watch.
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5.0
Excellent
Beautiful setting, peaceful, educational and compassionate staff.The entire facility and staff are amazing. It's a special place.
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3.0
Good
Enjoyed their visitors policy.
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5.0
Excellent
My best friend went and it helped him get clean.
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4.7
Excellent
Very Spiritual on the hill of hope, no frills just straight AA and getting to know your spiritual connection.
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2.3
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Originally a wonderful treatment option... Too prescription drug oriented.
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4.7
Excellent
High Watch, as the first rehab based on the A.A. principles and the history of A.A throughout the facility, its hard to not have a spiritual awakening.
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5.0
Excellent
I did not visit the facility, but my sibling made a full recovery and now works weekends at the facility, to help others.
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