For Referring Professionals

When your patient has a substance abuse disorder, you can be very confident that they will receive the treatment and support they need to find recovery at High Watch.

Our 10,000 square foot state of the art medical facility houses a pharmacy, medical exam rooms, nursing offices, Doctors’ offices as well as private offices for all our therapists.

The psychiatric and addiction medicine team is led by Dr. Gregory Boris. He directs a team of physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners and registered nurses. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and is an award-winning physician with over twenty-two years of clinical experience.

Every member of our experienced team of licensed therapists and clinicians is Masters-level trained with extensive experience in helping our guests in their recovery.

Upon admission, our Medical Director consults with each of our patients. He diagnoses and manages any medical condition that will interfere with their recovery or that is a result of chronic use of substances. Each patient also sees our Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who diagnoses and actively medically treats the neurobiologic consequences of substance abuse as well as any co-occurring disorders. In addition, patients are assigned Master’s Degree therapists with whom they meet with once a week for an individual session and daily in group sessions.

We employ only registered nurses experienced in addiction medicine. They evaluate and support the prescribed treatment for each patient and provide ongoing feedback to our clinical and program teams.

We offer a Family Education Workshop designed and taught by our clinicians. This program is held once a month on Saturday and we encourage each guest to invite two family members. Families are encouraged to engage in individual family sessions with the patient’s therapist.

What Makes Our High Watch Program Unique

Proven Effective Treatment for Substance Use Disorder lies in our unique High Watch Program. We integrate the latest breakthroughs in addiction medicine for treatment of both the Neurobiology of Addiction and any co-occurring disorders (such as depression, anxiety or bi-polar disorder) into the time-tested spiritual teachings of the 12 Steps. Our residents and their families benefit from this powerful healing blend of Customized Individual Treatment:

  • Every resident receives an individual bio-psycho-social evaluation. A state-of-the-art addiction recovery plan is developed with each of our residents:
    • This plan includes an assigned therapist for one individual session and daily group sessions every week.
    • Biological interventions to repair brain neural and neurotransmitter systems that are damaged by a wide variety of substances.
  • Licensed clinicians diagnose and treat any co-occurring mental health issues.
  • 12 Steps are taught in an intense format:
    • Each client is assigned an experienced 12-Step coach to work with in a one on one setting.
    • Our clients learn how a 12-Step program is used to maintain remission of their chronic addiction.

Essential Group Therapy and Discussion

High Watch offers a number of group therapy options designed to meet the individual needs of our diverse community of guests.

Empowering Women in Recovery

Empowering Women in Recovery is a group designed to help women recognize and honor their strength and resiliency and explore ways to parlay those into their recovery journey. Topics include breaking the chain of low self-esteem, increasing self-care, practicing boundary setting, and addressing the specific challenges women in recovery face. The inspiration behind this group is to help women acknowledge the unique gifts they possess and the importance of building close, nurturing relationships with other women in order that they may uplift each other in the fellowship of “sober sisters.”

50+ Group

This group grew out of the desire expressed by guest 50 years of age and older to discuss the unique challenges they face in life and recovery such as relationships with adult children and grandchildren, loss of spouses, retirement, health related issues which are part of the aging process, facing one’s own mortality and how they view their future. Members of this group often share similar experiences with their upbringing, gender roles, and social, religious, marital and parenting expectations, as well as how drinking and alcoholism/addiction is perceived. Guests report this group offers them an opportunity to connect with others that they relate to on a variety of levels.

Relationships in Recovery

Relationships in Recovery is designed to provide members the opportunity to explore how to make and maintain healthy relationships with significant others, spouses, children, friends, parents, siblings, co-workers, etc. It’s a safe, non-judgmental group where members can share openly about how their addiction has impacted their relationships and find a path to repair and maintain healthy relationships in sobriety. Members also learn how to detach from unhealthy relationships that place them at high-risk for relapse. Topics include boundary-setting skills, stopping the cycle of co-dependency, letting go of guilt and shame and identifying what relationships they want in their lives which align with their core values and enhance their recovery.

Extended Stay Program

High Watch Recovery offers our guests the opportunity to extend their treatment through the Extended Care Program. This unique program provides an extension of treatment to help guests reach their optimum care while keeping treatment affordable. 95% of Extended Care guests complete this program and leave High Watch feeling more confident that they will succeed in recovery. Learn more about this program here.


Outpatient Care Program

The centerpiece of the Intensive Outpatient Program is the HOPE house farm, a 100-acre, fully working farm that is available to guests who have completed their residential stay with High Watch and wish to continue their recovery at High Watch. This program gives guests a sense of purpose, builds confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. They learn teamwork, responsibility, accountability and conflict resolution and gain new skills to take with them throughout life. Learn more about this program here.

“I wasn’t sure when I arrived if I would do the program, now I am positive I have a new chance to make the years I have left to be sober, useful and enjoyable. I am very lucky to have spent three weeks at High Watch.”
-Bill R.