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.