Voted "Best in Treatment" by Psychology Today

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Extended Care Charity Program - 95% Success Rate!!

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A Culture of Compassionate Care, Dignity and Respect

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A Safe, Comfortable and Healthy Environment

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200 Wooded Acres in the Lush Litchfield Hills

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Providing Evidence Based Treatment 365 Days a Year

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A Powerful Healing Program

Nestled in two hundred wooded acres in the lush Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, High Watch Recovery Center is a residential medical facility that provides state of the art treatment for Substance Use Disorders and co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders. As the oldest residential addiction treatment center in the United States, we are experts in treating Substance Use Disorder. Our substance abuse programs are tailored to each individual addiction and administered in a safe, comfortable and healthy environment.

Our ability to deliver proven effective treatment for drug and alcohol abuse lies in what we call our unique High Watch Program. We integrate the latest breakthroughs in addiction medicine for treatment of both the neurobiology of addiction and any co occurring disorders (such as depression, anxiety or bi-polar disorder) into the time-tested spiritual teachings of the 12 Steps. Read More »


High Watch Recovery Center is a non-profit providing evidence based treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at affordable prices. This is the legacy Bill W. left to High Watch in 1940.


Residents find the natural beauty, tranquility and spiritual energy of our environment along with the gentle pacing of our program gives them the peace of mind needed to recover from their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Family Treatment

Research shows when families also get treatment, their loved ones have a greater chance of staying sober. Families are encouraged to attend our one day Family Education Workshop, as well as to engage in individual family sessions with the patient's therapist.

Clinical Staff

Our program is internationally known and highly regarded. Our clinical treatment is directed by a psychiatrist who is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, and our clinical treatment team all have Master's degrees.

Upcoming Events

January 27, 2018

Saturday Night Dinner & AA Meeting

High Watch Recovery Center is pleased to announce the return of our weekly Saturday Night Prime Rib Dinner!  We are happy to be able to offer them once again. The first dinner will be Saturday, February 13th, 2016 and every Saturday thereafter. Doors will open at 5:45 pm and dinner will be served at...

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Guest Musings



“Hope” The Hill of Hope It was there that I found Hope in getting and staying Sober. I began to listen, to pray, to trust and to willfully make connections with other humans. I began to become able to be quiet and listen to the sound of the wind. To confide in the universe, the […]

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