Do your research before going to rehab was the only lesson i learned from my stay at the watershed. 14 complaints against them to the BBB in the past 12 months (way more than anywhere else i have checked since).\r
First off , do not believe anything the call center tells you, they will tell you anything to get you there, people came in their first day asking where the horse riding was, loool, or golf course, beach, etc etc, all lies, its an old hotel in an industrial park.\r
as CAAUSI stated you only have 1 hour a day of free time, even in detox, its 12 step groups from wake till bedtime. they take all personal possessions when you arrive,(phone,id's,cash,cards,,anything) so you cant leave ,and they will do anything, and i mean anything to make you stay as long as insurance will pay for it. for example they would threaten to call peoples jobs and tell their employers where they are if they tried to leave, they called CYS on patients whose children dont even live with them, they routinely call family members and harrass them to get them to make you stay telling them things like ""so and so isnt cooperating"" ""if he leaves he will be dead in 2 weeks"" they try to make you look like the worst person on earth to anyone who will listen for leverage to make you stay, they have no regard for your anonymity or hippa laws. and all they care about is that you stay until the insurance gravy train stops flowing, then they will bounce you out that day no matter your condition.\r
the counselors if you can call them that are extremely unprofessional and their behavior juvenile and come across more like cops than counselors they want to argue and compare themselves to you, they were very aggressive and disrespectful, almost seemed they needed therapy more than i did at times. i mean come on, one i had actually said to a person in group after sharing a tragic story ""well i had blah blah happen and you dont see me using"",this,is not counseling by any stretch of the imagination. but it is the best the watershed has to offer.\r
now i could go on and on with specifics, but wont here, if this isn't enough to convince you to do more research please feel free to contact me. but you have been warned, GO ANYWHERE BUT THE WATERSHED!!!!\r
UPDATE,,3/17/12......3 MONTHS AFTER LEAVING THE WATERSHED, THEY ARE NOW CALLING MY WIFE'S WORK ASKING FOR ME , WHEN THEY KNOW MY NUMBER, THEY KNOW I DONT WORK WHERE SHE DOES, THEY ARE DOING THIS JUST TO CAUSE PROBLEMS, THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING THE WATERSHED DOES, THEY ARE SICK PEOPLE REALLY.\r
ps several of these reviews look fake to me just by some keywords and phrases you will hear daily at the watershed and i also noticed the negative reviews are long and detailed ,while the positive are very short and mention nothing specific or they ""liked the ice cream""??? who in real need of drug rehab is worried about the f-in ice cream, lool, fake.