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05/16/2014
By: rebecca.balko.7
The Watershed Addiction Treatment Program
My experience at The Watershed has been great! When I arrived as a new member of the team to develop the Alumni Program, I was really nervous and overwhelmed. I had never been to a place SO BIG! The Watershed Boynton looked like a luxury resort. When I first got there I thought it was! It was really first class and the property was beautiful. When I met The Watershed team, they were all really friendly and made me feel welcome and motivated. I went to the dining room and couldn't BELIEVE the food - O M G... UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!!! When I got to the residential floor for women I saw that there were a lot of rooms - each one offered a good amount of living space and only one other person was in it. There was plenty of room for clothes and stuff and the bathroom was nice and roomy. The schedule had meetings, groups, classes and activities from morning until night and I found that no matter where I went there was ALWAYS staff right there for patients to talk to and get support from. A lot of people come to the Shed from all over the country. I met a women from as far away as Pueto Rico and Juno, Alaska! The therapists and techs all showed genuine concern and a desire to offer guidence and direction that would lead to long term recovery. I have remained in a position to oversee the Alumni Program from that time until now - over 7 years later! The Alumni Program is really great - as it consists of a caring staff that begin calling to check on ya from the day of discharge and over the course of the entire first year. We have a great website (LivesinRecovery.com) to provide support and resources - as well as many other items of interest for alumni and their families, including Alumni and Family Magazines. This site was established to assist alumni and families in getting back to the business of living. I enjoy the most being able to alumni speakers at our speaker meetings and other venues, as well as reading the many stories of hope our alumni and families write. I love being able to share and work with new patients at the Shed. I would say overall that my experience at The Watershed has been incredible and I'm so thankful for it!!
09/09/2012
By: concernedparentalso
The Watershed Addiction Treatment Program
When I called this facilty I was told they were one of the top in the country, I was impressed. My son was sent there. Things went great thru his detox and thru his therapy the first 24 days. Then he was transferred to the next level of care and thigns started going to HELL. The first night he was there he has to go to an outside NA meeting, one of the boys who wnet with him was buying drugs at this meeting (remmeber this boy is in rehab). He offered my son drugs on the way back to the facility. Over the next few days my son was offered drugs many times inside the facility. When his therapist called me to introduce himself I told him about this and told him I thought this facility had been cleaned up and this stuff didn't go on there. He said with that many recovering drug addicts in one place it slips in. I told him if that was the case my son would be better off at home and I could get him a therapist here and it would probably be cheaper for my insurance. (this facility is charging my insurance $1800.00 a day) My son has asked to be released from this facility for over a week and they have refused each time, I guess the money they are getting is more important than his hapiness. I have even called and told them I would accept all responsibility for him and they ignore me. I have not heard from my son in 4 days because they have taken away his cell phone and moved him to a room without a phone because they donot want to speak with me. They are holding my son against his will and will not let him contact his family. His therapist has even called me and yelled at me telling me I donot need to help my son in any way he needs to take care of himself. I think this is wrong of him because any mother who loves her child will do everyhting she can to help them. DO NOT send your child to this facility unles you want them to be treated like a prisoner.
05/12/2016
By: Jonnodillinger 5.
Whole Life Recovery
Without saying too much, I found that this establishment really helped turn my relative's life around for the better.
Tips & Advices
If you don't have insurance, you may be able to find outpatient programs like Narcotics Anonymous that offer counseling and meetings for patients at no cost.
Some facilities accept health insurance like United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana and Medicaid. Many carriers support in-state assessment, detox and outpatient treatment. Some also partially cover residential or inpatient treatment. Because drug addiction is considered a disease, major health insurance providers must treat it like any other chronic condition that requires medical treatment. Be sure to inquire about co-pays and deductibles so you don't receive a surprise bill months after you start a program.
Yes. Some treatment programs promote quick sobriety through seemingly impossible means, such as herbal supplements or religious affiliation. Be wary of questionable claims like, "Shake your drug addiction in one week!" If the advertising sounds too good to be true, the program could potentially be a scam. Instead, look for organizations that include approval and certification from real doctors and health care providers.
Yes. Attending a program that is specific to your drug of choice will make your treatment much more likely to be impactful and successful.  Some provide certain users with medications like Valium and Xanax to counteract symptoms of distress associated with alcohol or drug withdrawals. You may not want to attend such programs if you fear that you may instead become addicted to these substances.
Yes. A physician can determine how severe your addiction is, which will help you decide if you want to try inpatient or outpatient treatment. He or she can also consider any withstanding health issues such as psychiatric conditions that should be factored into your decision. Next, check out facilities and programs that offer treatment for the substances that you abuse.

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