Recovery Journals

June 7, 2017

I Won’t Be Like The Others

They ask what brought me to The Watershed. Well too start off my story I was one of those who said I won’t be like the […]
June 6, 2017

Feeling Healthy and Alive

My name is Corinne. I am an alcoholic. My sobriety date is 4-19-17. I was very sick with a hangover, guilt, shame, and hopelessness the day […]
June 6, 2017

Recovering Alcoholic From New York

I am Daniel a recovering alcoholic from New York. I picked up my first drink twenty four years ago, but it was not until a few […]
May 31, 2017

Finding a Life Purpose: The Watershed, Passion, and Faith

Most of my life I struggled with finding a job that I’m passionate about. I kept trying different careers but just could not find where I […]
May 23, 2017

Set Yourself Up For Recovery Not Addiction

This is how my life got started: As a child growing up I was very, curious about a lot of things. I always wanted to know […]
May 22, 2017

Watershed Family

Today 5/11/2017 marks 7 years of recovery!!! I remember one of the hardest decisions I made was leaving Texas without my 3 children (16, 6, 4) […]
May 16, 2017

Alcoholic From New Mexico

I’m Brent R. an Alcoholic from New Mexico, where do I start??  Well I am a .3 at The Watershed and I have had the privilege […]
May 9, 2017

Impact Letter Every Mother Needs to Read

Hello everyone, my name is Mindee, alcohol/addict. At the time I am writing this I have, 5 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 16 hours and 54 […]
April 25, 2017

Healing: A Continuation of my Recovery Journey

‘Letting go is not the same as giving up‘ is my mantra for healing. My healing began July 1, 2015, the day I took my daughter […]
April 24, 2017

There Is Life After The Watershed

Is there life after The Watershed? I am both proud and happy to report that I have over seven months of sobriety since my sojourn in […]
April 14, 2017

Thank You To My Therapist

My name is Garrett T. and first I would like to give a huge acknowledgement to the staff and the vast amount of kind patients at […]
April 7, 2017

Awakening to Myself: Craig’s Story

In the month of September of 2015, I had finally decided I had enough of the miserable life I had been living. My life had completely […]
April 4, 2017

From A Mouthwash Addiction to Freedom

My name is Gwen R.  My sobriety date is 11.25.15.  On 11.24.15 I was being driven to the airport drinking a soda mixed with mouthwash with […]
March 28, 2017

God Was Not Done

I would like to take the time to share with you what I learned and came away with after attending The Watershed for 45 days. When […]
March 28, 2017

A Long Journey: Mike’s Story

My name is Mike, but most of you know me as Mike B. We try to practice anonymity in AA but with me, it’s been a […]
March 27, 2017

Dangerously Drunk

Hi, my name is J. David H. and this is a little about where I have been in my addiction to alcohol, what I did to […]
March 27, 2017

Loud and Hectic: Phillips Story

I was born in 1961 to an Irish protestant mother and a French Indian catholic father. I had 3 older brothers, three older sisters one younger sister […]
March 24, 2017

A Different Planet

I came to The Watershed after over twenty years of drinking and drugging on February 25th 2005.  I don’t really remember much after admissions except for eating […]
March 13, 2017

How I Found Myself

I have been an addict ever since I can remember.  Growing up, I moved a lot.  I was born in Scotland and moved to the States […]
March 13, 2017

Depths of Hopelessness

In November of 2015 I had found myself in the depths of hopelessness. My mother handed me a phone and a man asked me when I […]