My experience at Willingway changed my life and I will always have gratitude for the changes I made while in their care. I came to Willingway broken and alone. As a meth addict I had lost everything and was constantly in legal trouble. My family didn’t know what to do and at times they didn’t know if I was dead or alive. I knew I needed help, but I didn’t think that I would ever be able to truly recover. I felt like I was a hopeless cause. I came to Willingway in June of 2012 as a 22 year old who didn’t know how to live life. After spending a week in their inpatient facility, I moved to the Women’s Residence, where they loved me until I could learn to love myself. The relationships I developed with the women that I lived with as well as my counselors helped me do what I couldn’t do for myself. Three months, 6 months, and 9 months passed, until finally, I graduated from the Women’s Residence with a year sober. No matter where life takes me, I believe this is my greatest achievement, because I finally have my life back. I am finally the daughter, sister, friend, and person that I want to be. Let’s just say, Willingway made the impossible possible. I will always remember the Women’s Residence as the house that built me — the place where I finally grew up and became who I am today. On July 22 I will celebrate 5 years of sobriety, and I couldn’t have done it without all of the wonderful people at Willingway.
Willingway gave me hope and saved my life in May of 2007. It has been ten years, and I still carry with me the people and the experiences from my time in Statesboro. I wouldn’t trade my path for anything in the world, and I am grateful that I had the incredible opportunity to begin my journey of sobriety at Willingway Hospital.
I am the parent of one of the former patients and I cannot tell you how thankful I am for Willingway. I spent five days in the family program and came away feeling loved by everyone and my son felt the love during his whole experience. I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful facility to anyone who needs the help.
This place saved my life and taught me how to start living it. They told me alcohol wasn’t my problem, I was. I get that today. I will be forever grateful to the staff at the hospital, outpatient, and extended care. My life is worth living today because of the care these people gave me.
It is a place where the absolute best in the field of addiction can be found. It will forever hold a place in my heart, because being a patient there saved my life.
My name is trish and I can never repay everyone at Willingway for giving me my son back. Not only did they help save his life, but they gave him a future of hope, an awesome support system, and the courage to interact and be of service to others.
When we walked through the doors of Willingway, my son was so near death and he looked at me and said “Mom, I pray my old life is going to get better.” Here we are three years later and he says “my old was not made better, but I was given an entirely new and wonderful life.”
From the time he was admitted to Willingway until today, it has been an amazing journey. A journey that has not only chnaged my son’s life, but mine as well.
Willingway holds the solution to a problem, hope for the hurting, and the promise of a great future for all who enter their doors.
God bless you all!