By The Fix staff 06/13/19

Watershed provides a supportive, stress-free atmosphere and luxurious accommodation.

Location : 4905 Park Ridge Blvd Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone : 855-977-7878
Price : Residential $500/day, IOP $200/day, Sober living $150/week.
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Introduction and Basic Services

Watershed is a luxury residential treatment facility with locations in Palm Beach, Florida and Clear Lake, Texas, right outside of Houston. Watershed specializes in the care of men, women and adolescents struggling with alcohol and substance use disorders in addition to individuals with co-occurring mental health conditions like trauma, depression and anxiety. The Joint Commission-Accredited facility was founded in 1988 by a group of addiction specialists in order to address the need for comprehensive treatment. Watershed provides a continuum of care that includes medical detox, residential treatment, PHP, IOP, outpatient services, aftercare and sober living accommodations. The 12-step recovery model is an integral component to the curriculum that includes evidence-based therapies, relapse prevention, holistic practices and relapse prevention. Medication management and medical services are available for individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health conditions.

Facility and Meals

Watershed provides a supportive, stress-free atmosphere and luxurious accommodation. The Watershed of Palm Beaches is a 132 bed facility situated in a six-acre waterfront property with the look of an upscale hotel. Residents stay in gender-specific semi-private rooms equipped with two twin sized beds, nice furnishings and plenty of natural light as well as an ensuite bathroom. The facility also offers many amenities including an outdoor pool, fitness center and comfortable common areas equipped with couches and flat screen TVs.

The Watershed outside of Houston is located in a modern, one-story building replete with resident apartments, comfortable common areas and outdoor amenities. With a capacity for only 28 clients at a time, the facility provides both a tight-knit peer community and the privacy necessary to begin a recovery journey. Clients socialize regularly at game nights and outings.

Residents enjoy a healthy and tasty menu designed by nutritionists and an on-site executive chef. Clients with specific dietary needs or preferences can be accommodated.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Watershed believes that no two clients are the same. As such, no two treatments are the same. Before beginning treatment, residents go through an extensive intake evaluation that includes a personal and family medical history as well as a comprehensive account of substance use. Based off the results, the Watershed team designs the most effective individualized treatment strategy tailored to address the unique needs, goals and circumstances of the client.

When necessary, clients transition directly from intake into the detox program. Watershed offers a medical detox program with around-the-clock medical supervision by physicians and nurses, and non-addictive medication that mitigates painful withdrawal symptoms. While the length of detox can vary depending on the needs of the client, most people complete the process within a week. The facility understands that going through detox can be a lonely experience. As such, group therapy and activities are offered to increase interpersonal interaction and strengthen the peer community. Upon completion of detox, clients typically transfer into the residential phase.

Watershed employs a holistic, integrative approach to care that includes an array of medical and therapeutic methods including evidence-based therapies, medication management, holistic practices and recreation. Clients engage in weekly individual therapy and daily group sessions led by Master’s-level therapists trained in CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and EMDR to treat trauma as an impetus for current disorders. Residents meet with a psychiatrist for an assessment and medication management. Psychoeducation courses cover an array of related topics including gender-specific issues, the disease of addiction, recovery, coping skills and self-care. Clients also take part in mindfulness meditation classes and participate in regular 12-step support meetings.

Watershed understands the significant impact that family support plays in the success of a client’s long-term recovery. To this end, the facility provides an effective family curriculum that integrates psychoeducation, therapy and coping strategies. Families learn how to best support the client while also taking care of themselves. The facility educates about the importance of boundaries and clear, effective communication. The length of the residential phase at Watershed varies from person to person depending on their needs. Typically clients stay between 21 and 30 days.

The facility offers comprehensive PHP and IOP programming that lasts 14 days and seven days, respectively. These programs are ideal for clients either on a step-down basis from the residential phase or for individuals in need of a consistent therapeutic structure that cannot commit to an inpatient program. The IOP offers evening therapy hours, so clients can receive group therapy without taking time away from work or school. The curriculum includes off-site 12-step meetings, relapse prevention, psychoeducation, individual and group counseling.

The multidisciplinary Watershed team is comprised of board-certified psychiatrists, LMHCs, physicians, recovery counselors, sober coaches and a nursing team. Credentials include MD, DO, PhD, ANCC board-certified and LCSW. Watershed boasts an impressive staff-to-client ratio. There is one therapist for every five clients, and a psychiatrist for every 18. Watershed offers dual diagnosis support for clients with co-occurring mental and physical illnesses.

Bonus Amenities

Watershed believes in the importance of a robust continuing care program. To this end, the facility provides safe and comfortable, fully furnished sober living apartment. Accommodations are equipped with plenty of amenities including a laundry, fitness center, flat screen TV’s and a pool. Residents attend regular 12-step support meetings and go through a career development curriculum that include resume writing and job skills. In addition, many residents become involved in an active aftercare community that includes alumni meetings and social gatherings.


Watershed is a luxury treatment organization that offers a residential treatment in Florida and Texas for men and women struggling with alcohol and substance use disorders. The facility specializes in comprehensive dual diagnosis support for individuals with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions such as chronic pain, trauma and depression. In addition to PHP and IOP, Watershed also provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as well as tailored tracks for adolescents and professionals. Anyone seeking world-class care from an organization that offers every type of care there is, Watershed boasts an amazing team, upscale facilities and a well-earned reputation for quality.

Watershed Location

4905 Park Ridge Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

(855) 977-7878

Watershed Cost

$5,000/10 days, $500/residential day, $400/PHP day, $200/IOP day, $150/Sober living week. Most major insurances accepted.

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