Recovery Journals

February 28, 2017

From Hell To Heaven: Crystal Meth

I came to the Watershed on 12/30/2016.  I claim my sobriety date as 12/31/2016 as that was my first day without drugs or alcohol.  What brought […]
February 28, 2017

In Gods Speed

My name is Barry C.  I’m a true blood, all American, 100% Alcoholic, and am damn proud of it. It took me quite a long time to […]
February 28, 2017

Sincere Gratitude To The Watershed

I am writing this letter for several reasons; however, the most important one is to express my sincere gratitude to The Watershed treatment facility. It was […]
February 28, 2017

Growth In Sobriety

Hi, my name is Becky and I am an alcoholic. I was born and raised in Idaho. I have one older sister and seven brothers. I […]
February 28, 2017

A Testimonial of a New Life

This is a story of my addiction and how The Watershed and A.A helped me change my life entirely.  My name is Bonnie. In hindsight, I […]
February 28, 2017

Significant Changes

At first, my stay at The Watershed was pretty uncomfortable, as it is for most.  My mind and body were going through significant changes, and I […]
January 31, 2017

Watershed Newsletter Report: Johnny’s Journey

Hello Watershed, Johnny M. here with a live action Watershed newsletter report. Today I share with you my Watershed experience. It was December 2013, a cold […]
January 10, 2017

Family Recovery: Feeling Like a Failure

I could not be all things to all people. Thank God I finally figured that out because trying to was destroying me. This is the story […]
September 23, 2016

Willing to Accept

I came to The Watershed tired, depressed, confused, anxious, nervous, angry at everything but mostly myself…. basically every emotion one could feel going into an unknown […]
August 26, 2016

My Struggles and Where I’m Headed

Dear, The Watershed,                                                                                                                                   08/23/16 I’m writing this testimonial because I feel it’s important to share my experience with as many people as possible. It’s important to […]
August 22, 2016

High Cost For Low Living

Low Living Got Me Here: What bought me to The Watershed, was when that feeling came over me that if I kept using drugs and alcohol […]
August 18, 2016

The Drink Had Me

What it was like I grew up in a normal catholic household up in NJ. I was very fair skinned, small and shy. This didn’t make […]
June 20, 2016

Jails, Institutions, but not Death

My sobriety date is 10/7/2015 and I am a .6 at The Shed (The Watershed). I am 24 years old and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I first […]
June 16, 2016

Started From The Bottom

My name is Jaime Y; I grew up in Baltimore, MD. When I was young I had everything I’ve ever wanted, I was really spoiled. When […]
June 14, 2016

Broken Is An Understatement

Broken is an understatement, shattered seemed to be closer to where i was mentally, spiritually, financially, and continued into breaking apart my life and family. The […]
June 14, 2016

Sobriety is Both Liberating and Empowering: 4 Years Later

The most liberating and empowering day of my life was the day I freed myself from my own self-destructive nonsense. I now celebrate four years of […]
May 19, 2016

Reason For My Disease

I realized I had a serious problem when I was 17 years old. Being 28 years old now, and looking back, I had issues way before […]
April 14, 2016

Focus on Spiritual Growth

My story began in Minnesota, but I am attempting through awkward brevity to focus on my spiritual growth.  I was born in Minnesota and moved to […]
April 7, 2016

Top Of The Mountain

Hello my name is Jamie C., I am 40 years old, a husband and full time Graduate student at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix for my […]
March 24, 2016

Born An Alcoholic

Hi my name is Francesca, and I’m a grateful recovering alcoholic and drug addict. I was born in D.C., and raised in Miami. This disease runs […]