With a mission focused on freeing clients from their addictions, the Watershed approach is that drug and alcohol addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders are treatable illnesses. Treatment—using 12-step programs and individual, group and family therapy—is specialized for women, men, young professionals and families. Peer support and relationships are also emphasized as extremely important in establishing the foundation for recovery.
ABOUT THE WATERSHED — PALM BEACHES
The Watershed operates two residential facilities: one inand this one in Boynton Beach, Florida. The Boynton facilities serves adult men and women and young adults with addiction and
Programs for inpatient and outpatient treatment, are available, as is medical detoxification, sober-living facilities, and a specialized treatment program for.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Watershed offers gender-specific addiction treatment programs that are individualized to the client’s needs. Specialized treatment tracks for dealing with grief and trauma are offered as needed.
Clients will meet daily with a psychologist, psychiatrist, or another professional. Treatment is rooted in the 12-steps and includes individual and group counseling, addiction education, and life-skills training courses. The Watershed also provides anger-management groups, medication management, and relapse-prevention.
The young adult program for clients 18 to 30 provides long-term treatment and gradual re-integration into daily sober living. The professionals’ program does the same and helps clients continue their careers following treatment.
Partial hospitalization programming (PHP) meets daily and includes counseling.
The Watershed supports alumni with extended care options,, and alumni activities.
The Watershed employs medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, registered nurses, recovery counselors, and behavioral health technicians. The facility has a psychiatrist-to-client ratio of 1:18 and a therapist-to-client ratio of 1:5.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Watershed offers meals created by a chef, a pool, and a fitness center. Clients will do yoga, go on beach trips, and have access to games.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
More than 60 alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date were mostly positive, with alumni citing life-saving treatment and leaving five- and four-star ratings for treatment effectiveness. Positive reviewers praised staff and overall treatment.
A.R. wrote in a representative review: “Their clinical team, supported by great behavioral health technicians, was warm and embracing. They delivered me a comprehensive treatment approach that gave me the breakthroughs necessary to get sober and remain sober.”
Approximately 15 reviewers left negative feedback concerning treatment at the Watershed. Some felt that the Watershed has falsely advertised promised amenities and programs. “They said they could handle my medical issues and could not,” L.A. wrote. Others disliked that some staff members were in recovery themselves. Several criticized aftercare offerings.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Most reviews submitted by approximately 20 loved ones at the time of this writing were positive. Positive reviewers lauded communication with loved ones and friendly and caring staff.
Seven loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com gave The Watershed’s family participation an average rating of 4.29 out of five stars and staff experience and training 4.67 out of five stars. They also collectively gave high marks to counseling options (4.5 out of five stars), exercise and leisure offerings (4.42), and the cleanliness of the facility (4.57).
“You are kept up to date of your loved ones progress AND failures,” one anonymous reviewer wrote in a representative review. “You are treated as an inportant part of the treatment and cure.”
However, three loved ones felt that the center focused on making money while some reviewers felt treatment could have been better.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Three staff members gave The Watershed mostly negative feedback. Two indicated that staff were not treated well. Staffer L.B. commented: “Despicable patient and staff care. Everything from patient care, to ethics, to terrible working conditions, are horrible.” “The staff are taken advantage of,” R.D. wrote.
Employee Steve called staff “nice” and appreciated the facility being “sympathetic to people with criminal records.”
The Watershed doesn’t accept Medicare or Medicaid but takes most insurance plans including PPO and HMO plans.