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Get Involved!

Because addiction is a family disease, we strongly encourage family members get involved with their own recovery by attending Al-Anon, which is a 12-step group that provides support for family members, and Willingway's Continuing Care meetings, which are held in numerous cities and states:

Al-Anon
(Support for Family Members)
(888) 4ALANON
(888) 425-2666
www.al-anon.org

Continuing Care Meetings        Willingway-hosted meetings you can attend while in your hometown.      Click here for a full list of meeting cities and times.

Willingway Reviews:            "When I got to Willingway I had been living on the streets of LA for almost a year, I had nothing. I have a life today that far exceeds any dream that broken junkie could ever imagine. My daughter has her mother back, my mother has her daughter. None of this would be if it were not for Willingway and its unique way of helping people heal. There is a part of me that will always be in Statesboro GA, my heart." - Rachel, California

"All I can say is that family week a decade ago healed rifts that were old and deep and seemed insurmountable without outside interference and involvement.

Thanks to Connie's insistence on a few things that seemed silly, unmanly, and extremely embarrassing at the time my father and I buried the hatchet on a few things. He and my mother passed away 9 months later unexpectedly in an accident. Unlike other members of my family, I was content with where our relationship was, and while I missed saying goodbye and all that good stuff I was able to mourn and move on – no drugs or alcohol required." - Joel, North Carolina

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For Families

Family Workshop

The four-day Willingway Family Workshop participants will learn how to initiate positive changes in their lives, which will encourage healing and a foundation for the recovery process. They will gain an understanding of how accepting too much responsibility for the addict/alcoholic has not only caused pain and chaos in their own lives, but can be a barrier to their loved one’s recovery.

The Willingway Family Workshop will offer understanding, healing and hope for those affected by the disease of addiction.

Click here to read more about the Family Workshop.

Family Week (as a part of Inpatient Treatment)

The family program is a Willingway treatment center's five-day intensive experience at the end of a loved one's treatment plan that offers your family an opportunity to learn about drug addiction and alcoholism treatment and the family's role in recovery. This experience also offers all of you an opportunity to share your feelings and experiences. At Willingway we believe that addiction is a devastating family disease, requiring treatment for the whole family.

Let us help you find a solution.

Addiction is a family illness. It hurts family relationships. The good news is that through recovery, families are able to heal together from drug and alcohol addiction.

No one knows families like Willingway. Our treatment center was founded by a family and has been family–owned and operated for 45 years. Willingway is known for loving its patients like family. The Inpatient Residential Treatment program includes a Family Program. We can help your loved one heal.

Ask yourself the questions below that may indicate that your loved one has a problem:

  • Does your loved one seem depressed, lonely or withdrawn?
  • Has your loved one had problems or “bad luck” with relationships?
  • Has he/she encountered recent legal problems?
  • Has he/she experienced problems with work or school?
  • Do you have other family members who have a problem with drugs or alcohol?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there may be a problem with alcohol or drugs. Please call us for a consultation on how to help your loved one. We are here to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 800-242-9455

Professional intervention can be a positive motivator for a person to get addiction treatment. Willingway works closely with a number of certified professional interventionists. Visit our Interventions page to find out more.

Helpful Resources

The family programs at Willingway treatment center offer your family an opportunity to learn about drug addiction and alcoholism treatment and the family's role in recovery. This experience also offers all of you an opportunity to share your feelings and experiences. At Willingway, we believe that addiction is a devastating family disease, requiring treatment for the whole family.

Legally married couples will be allowed to 'room in' at Willingway, if they desire. Occasionally, a same-sex parent shares a loved one's room (mother with daughter; father with son). Usually, extended family members (unmarried partners, parents of a married patient, children, or adult siblings) will stay in a local hotel during the family program.

While you are here, we ask that you participate in all aspects of the program, including eating all meals at Willingway, starting with breakfast at 8:00 a.m., and attend meditation, meetings, and activities throughout the day. You will participate in twelve-step meetings, lectures, recreational therapy, and various types of group meetings. Additionally, your loved one's treatment counselor will meet with you and your family member in recovery at least once during your visit. If the need arises, you may request a meeting with a counselor of the same sex while you are here.

It is our goal to provide you and your loved one with the knowledge, skills and contacts to become allies in maintaining long-term sobriety through active recovery once you leave our daily care.

We are glad to welcome family members and loved ones to Willingway. We can promise that if you are honest, open-minded, and willing participants in our addiction treatment program, your family will leave Willingway with the recovery tools to be able to maintain a sober and productive life.

When you enter the treatment center at Willingway, you begin a process of healing that can be challenging as well as rewarding. Recovery begins with hard work and an open mind to understand more about alcohol and drug addiction and how it can destroy lives.

You should expect to see some changes in behaviors, attitudes and feelings in your loved one. You will also see close bonds that have developed between patients during rehab and a desire to help each shed light on recovery issues. This is part of what is unique about the caring, family recovery atmosphere Willingway offers through its addiction treatment program.

From Atlanta

Take I-75 South to Macon. In Macon, take I-16 east towards Savannah. You will take the first Statesboro exit (# 116, Hwy 301) off I-16. When coming into Statesboro, you will turn right at the intersection of Hwy 301 and the US Hwy 301 Bypass / Veterans Memorial Parkway. This intersection has a Texaco gas station with a Subway on your left, a church on your right and another gas station on the north right hand corner. Turn RIGHT onto the bypass. You will pass four traffic lights. At the fourth light, you will see an IHOP and Lowe’s Home Improvement on your right. Go STRAIGHT through this light. You will turn LEFT onto Jones Mill Road at the next intersection with no light.

Willingway will be on your right. If you are coming for a family visit, use the first entrance and the family entrance is the small parking lot to the left of the live oak tree with bench below. If you are coming for an admission or an assessment, use the second entrance and ring the doorbell under the covered walkway.

From Savannah

Take I-16 west, towards Macon, to Exit 127, Hwy 67. When coming into Statesboro, turn RIGHT at the second traffic light onto US Hwy 301 by-pass / Veterans Memorial Parkway. You will travel about 2 miles around a large curve. At the second traffic light, you will see an IHOP and Lowe’s Home Improvement on your right. Go STRAIGHT through this light. You will turn LEFT onto Jones Mill Road at the next intersection with no light.

Willingway will be on your right. If you are coming for a family visit, use the first entrance and the family entrance is the small parking lot to the left of the live oak tree with bench below. If you are coming for an admission or an assessment, use the second entrance and ring the doorbell under the covered walkway.

From Augusta

Take Hwy 25 South. It will merge with Hwy 80. In Statesboro, follow Hwy 80 (Northside Dr.) through town. At the intersection of Hwy 80 and Lester Road, you will turn LEFT. This intersection has a traffic light, Wachovia Bank, Walgreens,Rite-Aid and an Enmark gas station. Just past the high school, at Mill Run apartments, turn RIGHT. Willingway Hospital will be on the left, just after the nursing home.

If you are coming for a family visit, use the second entrance and the family entrance is the small parking lot to the left of the live oak tree with bench below. If you are coming for an admission or an assessment, use the first entrance and ring the doorbell under the covered walkway.

From Hwy 301 South

When coming into Statesboro you will turn right at the intersection of Hwy 301 and the US Hwy 301 Bypass / Veterans Memorial Parkway. This intersection has a Texaco gas station with a Subway on your left; a church on your right and another gas station on the north right hand corner. Turn RIGHT onto the bypass. You will pass four traffic lights. At the fourth light, you will see an IHOP and Lowe’s Home Improvement on your right. Go STRAIGHT through this light. You will turn LEFT onto Jones Mill Road at the next intersection with no light.

Willingway will be on your right. If you are coming for a family visit, use the first entrance and the family entrance is the small parking lot to the left of the live oak tree with bench below. If you are coming for an admission or an assessment, use the second entrance and ring the doorbell under the covered walkway.

From Hwy 67 South (I-16, exit 127)

When coming into Statesboro, turn RIGHT at the second traffic light onto US Hwy 301 by-pass / Veterans Memorial Parkway. You will travel about 2 miles around a large curve. At the second traffic light, you will see an IHOP and Lowe’s Home Improvement on your right. Go STRAIGHT through this light. You will turn LEFT onto Jones Mill Road at the next intersection with no light.

Willingway will be on your right. If you are coming for a family visit, use the first entrance and the family entrance is the small parking lot to the left of the live oak tree with bench below. If you are coming for an admission or an assessment, use the second entrance and ring the doorbell under the covered walkway.

From Hwy 301 North

Look for the National Guard Armory on your left. Go approximately 1.5 miles to the caution light at the intersection of Hwy 301 North and the Hwy 301 Bypass / Veterans Memorial Parkway. (There is a gas station on the left corner). Turn LEFT onto the bypass. You will go straight through the traffic light. At the next intersection (no light) you will turn RIGHT onto Jones Mill Road.

Willingway will be on your right. If you are coming for a family visit, use the first entrance and the family entrance is the small parking lot to the left of the live oak tree with bench below. If you are coming for an admission or an assessment, use the second entrance and ring the doorbell under the covered walkway.

Hotels in Statesboro, GA

Best Western
912-681-7900
Comfort Inn
912-681-2400
Georgia's B&B
912-681-4663
Hampton Inn
912-681-7700
Holiday Inn
800-489-6330 (corporate rate of $89 per night)
Springhill Suites
912-489-0000 (corporate rate of $89 per night - suite)
Statesboro B&B
800-846-9466

Hotels near Savannah Airport

Please consider your flight times – Savannah/Hilton Head Island International Airport is about a 45-minute drive from Willingway.

Cambria Suites
877-424-6423
Comfort Inn & Suites
912-629-1500
Hilton Garden Inn
912-964-5550
Spring Hill Suites
888-287-9400
Colonial House of Flowers
800-542-4671
Frazier's Flowers & Gifts
800-205-0612
Southern Creations
888-739-5901

Family Handbook

Famcover Get the help you need and answers to many of the most common questions our supporting families ask in the Willingway Family Handbook. Click here to download your free copy.