Willingway

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311 Jones Mill Road
Statesboro, GA 30458
8889792140 Visit Website

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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Willingway Hospital has been providing treatment for alcohol and drug addiction for 45 years. The holistic rehab offers a full continuum of care, including detox, long and short-term residential treatment, outpatient services and family groups. Programs are designed to treat the whole person—body, emotions, mind and soul—and bring these four key elements back into balance. Clients leave treatment fully equipped with the education and tools they’ll need to build a solid and fulfilling life in recovery.

Willingway Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Mike

Do due diligence before selecting Willingway. Filthy, run down and poorly operated. This was an outstanding facility before it was sold in 2016. It was one of the best, now it’s a puppy mill. Staff ...

Jonathan

That god for Willingway. Been to many treatments and this one made all the difference. I’ve been sober for over 7 years now thanks to Willingway!

MH

The detox made me sick, and they don’t allow u to use the phone. Meanwhile, the counselor lie about things to your family and use your “sickness” as a crutch to manipulate your family. This plac...

JF

I just recently finished my recovery stay at Willing Way Hospital. I am so blessed to have this opportunity. The Doctor is amazing and well educated in the disease of addiction. The Counselors are exp...

Diana

Significant disparities in quality of treatment patient received based on which counselor and if the patient admitted has dual diagnoses or only substance abuse. Admission and Discharge staff, Main co...

Anonymous

Tough strict program. Strengths:Friends. Weakness:Too many to list.

Jim

This program saved my daughter's life. The people are very caring and do an excellent job. Their primary focus is the well being of their clients and it shows in everything they do. I was very impress...

CP

I went in to willingway on my own and was promptly treated with dis respect by the doctors and some of the management. Most of the nurses were sweet and caring and i do appreciate being around them. B...

Si

I went there to get off Xanax (which I\'d been on for 6 years-prescribed ), because my son was addicted to heroin and Xanax and I did not want any drugs around my son. I wanted to stop taking it imme...

Acd

Do not put your loved one at this horrible place.

Alex

Parents Beware. Prior to making my decision as to which facility my son would attend I was inundated with encouraging phone calls . After selecting Willingway ,I submitted a checkand my son was aske...

Anonymous

One on one counseling, friendly atmosphere, counselors well trained, personable, excellent food. If you listen,follow the programs and get a sponsor you will succeed.

Anonymous

Relatively small -- personalized treatment and service -- Southern food (if you like that type) -- attractive campus Focuses more on alcohol addiction than on other types of addictions -- those with m...

Anonymous

Compassion and understanding. Great effort and help where needed no mater what conditions

Anonymous

Meetings, group sessions, one on one help. Expensive place. This facility is one of the best for alcohol addiction treatment. It allows attendance to local AA so after care works. It involves the fami...

Anonymous

Great location and people. I did not receive treatment from the center, but my aunt did. She'd become a heavy alcoholic after her divorce with my uncle, and it had gotten bad. We finally got her to go...

LB

7yrs later and I\'m still haunted by this place. My stay at WW was arguably one of the most traumatic of my life. My family and myself were manipulated and lied to from the moment I walked in the door...

Rebecca

Willingway is a very expensive treatment center for the privledged . The detox program is excellent but the recovery program needs some fine tuning .. The program does not treat each patient as an ind...

M.T

My dad\'s been sober for eight years after being released from here. I have nothing but gratitude.

Jim

Bad Place .. This facility belongs on 60 minutes. Hardly no long term sobriety. The staff is mainly people who have been through Willingway. The counselors have been through the unit. The Doctors ar...

Lane

Willing Way was a joke for my loved one. We warned the staff how manipulative she can be- very smart and knows the "right" answers to get by. We were very upfront with her counselor that the letter sh...

Dean

Excellent week long in house family program involving individual and group counseling

SV

My wife was a patient at Willingway-Statesboro. She went in on the premise of voluntarily getting off of prescription pain medication due to a surgical procedure. She never abused her meds and only to...

Anonymous

An overall great facility.

Tina

I have been to many rehabs. This is the one that worked for me. 12 steps program is very thorough. You leave there with a comfortable feeling that you can continue in the outside world Nice calm ...

Anonymous

When I check in my brother, I was very excited because this facility had a lot more to offer than others. The people are kind, it is clean and has many benefits such as the amenities and surroundings....

Anonymous

This facility prefers to have the family involved and this is a very good idea. We know what is going on and how to accept it. Very well maintained and people from all over come to this facility. It...

Patrick

I like their treatment philosophy. It's NOT about holistic medicine, exercise, or dieting. It's about getting the addict to focus on the REAL problem (addiction) and their role in the their own recove...

Charlie

Overall the my experience at Willing Way has lead to me feeling that I have overcome my alcohol addiction - I was a bit disappointed by the individual counseling I received but the group sessions and ...

MD

Of all the people I went to Willingway Hospital with... 0% stayed sober through the next year. 0%. I was keeping track of over 20 people I was in that rehab with and NONE of them stayed sober. One of ...

WTC

Professional, compassionate, supportive treatment. Staff is very well qualified and credentials are excellent. Years of experience unsurpassed. Nationally identified within the field as one of the t...

JH

I spent 5 weeks with these wackos. ... The group sessions are sub par. I stayed sober for 5 weeks after I left the place.

WW CULT

...These people stole my soul and I was unable to leave my room for a year b/c of the fear they instilled in me.... I was depressed, wanted to die and they kicked me out on the streets. My story is ...

Marilyn

Operational for decades, have had several clients benefit from treatment at Willingway Hospital.Many of the couselors are in long-term recovery and understand addiction's triggers and set-backs. Howev...

JG

The staff is past patients and they understand your condition in a compassionate way. They make sure you do not suffer during detox and they teach coping and life altering skills that course correct y...

Anonymous

It was awesome to be educated on the disease of addiction as well as given tools on how to stay sober. I was given an opportunity to concentrate on learning how to stay sober...no interference from pe...

CD

You can't put a price on sobriety

Kym

This facility focuses on the disease of addiction and is a complete abstinence program of ALL drugs and meds. They focus on the client's needs. The counselors are in recovery themselves and that made...

Michelle

While very costly the care and compassion is overwhelming for the patient and family. Offers a lot of family and patient support.

JD

They helped out my partner and did an amazing job. I think Willingway is an amazing rehab center, they don't drug you up to get you off of other substances. They have nursing staff to assist with your...

Angie

Our son has been clean for 2+ years. I went for his last 5 days of treatment for Family week and was able to attend all group sessions and meet with his counselor!

Benjamin

I spent over 50,000 dollars at this facility...I am in debt, so they can continue to run a fear based cultish like facility.


Areas of Focus
Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Key Staff Members
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    Shawn Williams, D.O. - Medical Director and Director of Medical Education

    Shawn Williams, D.O. joined the Willingway family as Staff Physician in 2011. He came to Willingway with experience in family practice and emergency room medicine and is dedicated to educating and empowering patients who are affected by alcohol and drug addiction. Dr. Shawn is married to Lisa and they have two children, Taylor, 8, and Makalah, 7. The family enjoys going to church, bowling, hiking and exercising together.

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    David P. Samuels, D.O. - Staff Psychiatrist

    Dr. Samuels joined Willingway’s medical team as a Staff Psychiatrist in August, 2014. Dr. Samuels has maintained a private practice in Statesboro since 2000 with extensive psychiatric experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Dr. Samuels also serves as the Medical Director for several outpatient psychiatric facilities. As a private pilot with an instrument rating, Dr. Samuels flies for Angel Flight and Mercy Flight, which are non-profit organizations. He is happily married with 3 children.