Recovery Journals

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 […]
February 28, 2017

Worthy and Worth It

My name is Grace and I am a very grateful recovering alcoholic.  I arrived at The Watershed in Boca Raton on July 9, 2016, a very […]
February 28, 2017

How To Live Clean & Sober

My name is Summer and I am 26 years old. I was born and raised in a town with a population of 2,000. At the age […]
February 28, 2017

Another Chance At Life

I’d like to start off by saying that I’m certainly grateful to be an addict. I was the type that fully admitted and accepted that i […]
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 […]