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High Watch Recovery Center

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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

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  • Bed
  • Breakfast
  • Respectful and Relaxing Stay
  • Barn housing
  • Dining room

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  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual bio-psycho-social evaluation
  • Clinicians diagnose
  • 12-Step program

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Insurance accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Cigna
  • Empire BCBS
  • GHI of New York
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans

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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
Luca IacussoLuca Iacusso

My friends hear me say this all the time about High Watch: it saved my life, and as importantly it gave me new life

Mike SprouseMike Sprouse

High Watch Recovery Center is the best of the best. The knowledgeable staff, attention to detail and never ending care for the guests is what makes them the best at what they do. It is the place you have been looking for to start on the journey of recovery that will last a lifetime if you use what they teach you.

Tami-Jo StevensonTami-Jo Stevenson
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How long is the treatment program for substance abuse?

We offer treatment for 21 – 90 days.

Do you take husky health insurance?

We take out of network but not Husky.

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High Watch Recovery Center

Last Update : August 8, 2020


Can you leave the rehabilitation center?

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.

What are the Stages of Addiction?

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.

What are narcotics and why people get it?

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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  1. 4.5

    The staff really cares about you and it can be life changing. Just do what is asked, make your groups, talk to your counselor, director, nurses they are there to help. They are all great! If you dont want to work a clean program or be held accountable it will be rough. Your life will be so much better just do it

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  2. 4.5

    “The staff is awesome they treat u like a normal person…”

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