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High Watch Recovery Center

High Watch Recovery Center

62 Carter Rd, Kent, CT 06757, United States

Addiction TreatmentAlcohol TreatmentLuxury RehabsMental Health TreatmentRecovery
First 12-Step based drug and alcohol treatment facility in the world.
Customized Individual Treatment:
Neurobiology of Addiction
Empowering Women in Recovery

About High Watch Recovery Center

High Watch Recovery Center was established in 1939 as the world’s first 12-Step treatment center. Since then, High Watch has led thousands of clients from the grip of alcohol and drug addiction to the freedom of recovery. They offer inpatient, intervention services, an extended care program, IOP, transitional sober living for women, and aftercare support. For clients who require a more flexible schedule, High Watch additionally offers online Telehealth IOP and AA meetings. Each client in the inpatient program receives an individual bio-psycho-social evaluation to create an customized treatment plan that’s right for their needs. Each client is assigned an experienced 12-Step coach to work with in a one on one setting. High Watch has an Empowering Women in Recovery 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. High Watch also has a 50+ group to discuss the unique challenges clients 50 and older 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. Finally, High Watch has a Relationships in Recovery group designed to provide clients the opportunity to explore how to make and maintain healthy relationships.

High Watch Recovery Center

Mission & Vision

High Watch Recovery Center was founded by AA giants Bill Wilson and Marty Mann as the first 12-Step based drug and alcohol treatment facility in the world. High Watch has remained steadfast in its dedication to its rich AA history while concurrently expanding to include a robust array of trauma-informed clinical services, including evidence-based treatment modalities targeting each guest’s individualized symptoms and particular needs. High Watch is unwaveringly devoted to providing its guests with compassionate care and a deep understanding of the ways in which every individual can achieve sustainable recovery through an integration of 12-Step and clinically-based practices and principles, ultimately leading to full, healthy, sober lives. In addition, High Watch is committed to the development, public awareness, and support for the education of others about the disease of addiction.

Program Overview

Founded in

Program Length
1-12 Months

Levels of Care
Detox, RIP, IOP, SL, TH, PHP

Residential treatment and sober living options


Who We Treat
Adults and Elders (65+)

Addiction, Trauma, PTSD, Coping Skills, Drug Abuse

90 beds



12-Step Facilitation
Art Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Equine Therapy
Family Psychoeducation
Individual Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
Trauma Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Co-Occurring Conditions

Alcohol Use
Chronic Relapse
Coping Skills
Drug Abuse
Dual Diagnosis
Medical Detox
Substance Use
Trauma and PTSD




Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings
Community Recovery Gatherings
ommunity Trainings and Workshops
Professional Networking Events
Professional Trainings and Workshops

Professional Staff

Dr. Gregory Boris

Dr. Gregory Boris

Vice President of Medical Affairs

Derek Tranzillo

Derek Tranzillo

Chief Financial Officer

Cynthia Mejorado-Flint

Cynthia Mejorado-Flint

Vice President of Business Development

Brendan Miller

Brendan Miller

Vice President of Operations

The Detox Center

What Our Patients Say About Us

Amazing program

“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.

Game Changer

I attended this facility in 2013 and must say that the program itself is amazing. It was not the end all for me as I had about another year run but the tools I was equipped with after leaving High Watch were there and I have (only by the grace of God) celebrated 9 years sober on 6/30/23. I credit this program for my ultimate success. I have since remarried, had a beautiful daughter, rekindled relationships with family, and successfully grown my career with 5 promotions. I attribute everything I have today to their program. Thank you for the experience!

Lauren Gilliam


Overall Rating:



March 6, 2024
There are no doubt many great treatment centers in the world, but High Watch is unmatched for the caliber of its staff, its interdisciplinary treatment model combining great clinical care with AA, and its beautiful grounds (and great food). When you need help, this is the place and these are the people you want to be there for you. I'm forever grateful they were for me.


March 5, 2024
Started uncontrollable drinking at 20 and lost the next 15 years of my life. After multiple hospital trips and 2 detox's- I was about to walk to the packy when my legs gave out and I fell down. That's when I decided I had enough and my parents had High Watch's number on the counter. I called, said I needed help- and High Watch's staff took care of all the details. It was my first rehab and I was terrified and couldn't think straight for 3 weeks. When they recommend staying as long as you can- its strictly for your benefit. I found a private spot and took the second step. I went to the scheduled meetings, listened, took notes and stayed 4 months. I am confident that nearly 6 years later my desire to maintain sobriety has only been achieved by the tools High Watch gave me.


June 14, 2024
I have a Loved member of my family at this amazing facility and it makes me feel so happy to hear his progress and support given to him here !! I want to thank the entire Amazing Staff for helping my Son !! My only Father’s Day gift this year is that he is Safe and getting healthy thru Recovery!!! From a Proud Father!!


March 16, 2024
Sure, they are very expensive. But my time there was very fulfilling & worth it. I learned alot there & loved it, especially working with the horses & volleyball. Although, the people you meet there seem like great friends who will go to meetings with you & be awesome afterwards.. No, not at all. It's like everything is out the window with fellow "friends" you'd think would be supportive afterwards. They have some very weird long term dudes who don't belong there like Travis & Mr. Cigar.

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