Willingway Treatment Center, Statesboro, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia, USA
311 Jones Mill Road
Statesboro, GA, 30458

Willingway Treatment Center Overview

Located in Bulloch County in the small college town of Statesboro, Georgia, Willingway Treatment Center is a privately-owned drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility for adolescents and adults founded in 1971 by husband and wife duo, Dr. John and Dot Mooney. A surgeon and a nurse respectively, the couple had their own experiences with alcohol and drug dependence after getting married but attained sobriety in later years when they began to help suffering addicts recover in their home. The center utilizes evidence-based practices and offers various levels of care for men, women, and adolescents including medical detoxification, short-term and traditional inpatient, outpatient, extended treatment and five-day family week programs. Treatment plans are tailored to meet the individual needs and want of each client. For patients with co-occurring disorders (including chemical dependency and psychiatric issues), a medical detox process is often the first stage in treatment before psychiatric assessments can be taken. Before admission, patients are confidentially evaluated over the phone by highly trained admission coordinators to recommend possible treatment options and patients are also assessed by certified addiction counselors or staff physicians. The hospital boasts of a high staff to patient ratio. Additionally, the center also offers an extended treatment service, a program which takes place in a structured setting where clients receive clinical treatment and learn how to maintain long-lasting sobriety. The facility also offers a Sober Living Environment (SLE) program.

Accommodation And Food

Located on a secluded 11-acre wooded campus, the facility’s environment is serene and therapeutic. The hospital’s inpatient program aims for a homely and comfortable atmosphere with every patient having their own private bedrooms and bathrooms. Rooms are furnished with desks for writing, dressers, double beds, and temperature controls. The hospital has various outside recreational spaces as well as several common rooms, and provisions are made for gym equipment, volleyball, and a swimming pool.
Residents enjoy home-cooked meals thrice a day the menu is designed to be healthy and nutritious. A 24/7 snack bar is also made available.

Treatment & Therapy

The center offers various treatment and therapy options depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Medical detox
  • Inpatient program
  • Extended treatment services
  • Short-term inpatient program
  • Outpatient program
  • Sober Living Environment

Medical Detoxification

The detox program is the most intense level of care offered at the hospital. The medical team, while helping clients to remain as comfortable as possible, follows a detox protocol which helps to protect against withdrawal-symptom-related seizures.

Inpatient Program

This inpatient program usually lasts for about 4-6 weeks and involves various types of counseling, 12-step meetings, therapy, and education programs.

Sober Living Environment

This level of care is designed for adults with a keen interest in maintaining sobriety. The program requires only a moderate level of accountability and participants are expected to get jobs in order to, at least, contribute to their treatment fees. The program may last between 3-18 months.

Short-term Inpatient Program

This form of inpatient program usually lasts for about 2-4 weeks and is designed for individuals with prior commitments who may not want or need longer inpatient stay. This program involves Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and other evidence-based practices.

Outpatient Program

This outpatient program has two separate tracks for adolescents and adults. This program often addresses issues like depression, behavioral issues, substance addiction, and legal or financial problems. Community outreach, counseling, and drug screens are all parts of this program.

The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Behavioral issues
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Grief and loss

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • 12-step meetings
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Family counseling


Willingway Treatment Center cost varies greatly depending on the program a client is registered into. Clients are advised to contact the facility for more information on coverage and benefits as costs for treatment vary per person. The facility is in-network with multiple insurance providers including Tricare.


The facility is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been since 1974.

Willingway Treatment Center Advantages

Family programs are offered at the facility with collegiate support inclusive. The program consists of educational sessions and a week for families of clients to develop support and referral services. The treatment center also offers professional programs to high-level individuals such as therapists, attorneys, pilots, executives, and many more seeking addiction and mental health treatment without having to lose their status and credentials.
An aftercare or discharge plan specific to the needs of the client is given to a client who has completed a primary program and it consists of group sessions and meetings to help keep individuals connected to the community to help maintain long-term recovery.
Clients seeking a treatment center that provides comprehensive and well-rounded treatment programs for residential, outpatient, detox, and long-term care will find Willingway to be a good option. With a wide range of treatment options, patients are given to opportunity to attain full recovery and are encouraged and aided through sessions and one-on-one therapy towards a living a life of sobriety.


Cherie D. Tolley – Chief Executive Officer

Cherie went to the University of North Alabama holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling. She is also currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Psychology and has completed the coursework for it at the Calfornia Southern University. Prior to holding the position of C.E.O in 2017, she served in other capacities in different organizations such as Palmetto Behavioral Health where she served as C.E.O and Meridian Behavioral Health Systems where she served as Vice President of Clinical Operations.

Stephanie Morgan– Director of Nursing

Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State University where she majored in Nursing and graduated cum laude. She used as a registered nurse at the facility and then served at other organizations before coming back to Willingway.

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