High Watch has a rich chronicle attached to Alcoholics Anonymous. Encouraged by AA co-founder Bill W., High Watch was founded in 1940 as the world’s first 12-Step therapy center. The discussion over the role of Alcoholics Anonymous versus the role of expert treatment can be traced back to the first days of High Watch Farm.
It was at that time, AA’s future was set to settle independently from the business of “therapy” for addicts. The interesting history of High Watch begins with Sister Francis, the woman who gave the farm to Bill W. in 1940. Now, seventy years later, High Watch continues a non-profit dedicated to treating those sustaining from the chronic illness of medication and alcohol addiction. Each resident receives state-of-the-art, customized medical care while learning the models on how to stay calm through the spiritual education and practice of the 12 Step systems of Alcoholics
- Residential Programs
- Substance Use Disorder
- Customized Individual Treatment
- Neurobiology of Addiction
- bio-psycho-social evaluation
- Respectful and Relaxing Stay
- Barn housing
- Dining room
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Individual bio-psycho-social evaluation
- Clinicians diagnose
- 12-Step program
- Empire BCBS
- GHI of New York
- Oxford Health Plans
My friends hear me say this all the time about High Watch: it saved my life, and as importantly it gave me new life
We offer treatment for 21 – 90 days.
We take out of network but not Husky.
You can leave the rehab any time, no one will compel you to stay at the rehab. However, dedication and continued treatment are required to fight addiction and achieve a sober life.
There are various stages of addictions. The initial stage is the functioning individual with the addiction. The most common scenario is they have a job and their relationships are intact, but their health is depleting slowly because of their dependence.
Narcotic analgesics (painkillers) are drugs that can reduce pain, cause numbness and/ or induce a state of unconsciousness. They have the tendency to cause tolerance and addiction
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