Family Workshop

Addiction is a family illness. Recovery promotes family healing.

When a loved one is having a problem with alcohol or drugs, everyone is affected.
Family members and others want to help their loved one, but may not be sure of the best way. Often, they unknowingly take on roles and ways of relating to the addict/alcoholic that not only make their own lives chaotic, but also reinforce continued chemical use – the very thing that they are trying to eradicate.

Not understanding addiction as a disease process is one of the primary contributing factors to family members’ unwittingly supporting the illness, which can be a major barrier to recovery. Family support, while not enabling further alcohol or drug use, is a crucial component of substance abuse treatment and recovery.

This four-day workshop is a comprehensive program that provides:

  • extensive education on the disease of addiction
  • experiences in hope
  • family tools for recovery
  • family counseling
  • continued care planning for family members and loved ones whose lives have been impacted

The 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.

“Today we leave with a clear understanding of what is and isn’t our role in our loved one’s recovery. There is peace in knowing we have begun the healing process.”

Workshop Scheduling

The Willingway Family Workshop is scheduled regularly throughout the year at Willingway.

Please contact a Willingway Admissions Coordinator at 888-979-2140 for a workshop schedule and to check availability.

2017 Willingway Family Workshop Dates

May 4-7
June 6-9
July 6-9
August 1-4
September 7-10
October 3-6
November 2-5
December 5-8

Fees and Accommodations

The fee for the four-day workshop for 1-2 family members is $750. Additional family members are $300 each. Breakfast and lunch are included in the fee. Lodging is the responsibility of participants. A list of local hotels is available below for your reference.

Should a loved one choose to be admitted to Willingway within six months of attending the Family Workshop, the Workshop fee will be credited to the Willingway treatment cost.


Holiday Inn
800-489-6330 (corporate rate of $89 per night and free breakfast buffet in the lobby)

Marriott Springhill Suites
912-489-0000 (corporate rate of $89 per night – suite)

Best Western

Comfort Inn

Georgia’s B&B

Hampton Inn

Statesboro B&B

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, Savannah

Comfort Inn & Suites, Savannah

Hilton Garden Inn, Savannah

Spring Hill Suites, Savannah

Please contact Willingway for more information: 888-979-2140Willingway - Addiction Treatment Experts

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