Teen Program at The Pines

The Pines at Willingway

Addiction Treatment Program

For Teenagers (Ages 14-18)

Addiction Treatment Program For Teenagers (Ages 14-18) 

The Pines at Willingway offers a comprehensive treatment program that encompasses detoxification, residential treatment, and partial hospitalization services for adolescents and young adults (ages 14-18) dealing with substance use problems.

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We know that finding effective and safe addiction treatment for a teenager can be a frustrating task during a time of high stress and anxiety. In many cases, trust among family members has been broken, and the client may have gotten in trouble in school or with law enforcement. Family members are desperate to provide their child with the help he or she needs to get healthy and get back on track.


At The Pines, we understand. We are part of a network of addiction treatment centers across the country and have access to some of the top experts in the field of substance use. Our history and our knowledge are unparalleled, and we are eager to share our expertise with teens who need our help.


Our core philosophy is based on the following beliefs: addiction is a complex disease that is a combination of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors; effective treatment of addiction requires that all of these life areas be addressed with a wide variety of therapeutic techniques and identification of individual relapse risk factors.


All treatment is provided at a free-standing program on the same campus as Willingway Hospital in a new building designed to meet the needs of a high-risk population. Our private campus includes walking trails and a small pond, and we provide therapeutic activities designed specifically for adolescents. The Pines also has an indoor pool where clients will be allowed to swim daily.

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As a free-standing treatment program for teens ages 14-18, we work only with clients with substance use disorders that have severely affected major areas of their lives–family, school, and social relationships.

Our first goal is to help the client through safe medical detoxification monitored 24 hours per day by trained professionals. Our staff uses appropriate medications to ease any discomfort during this process.

Residential Treatment

Upon completion of detox, clients will be transitioned to the residential treatment level of care with a more intensive focus on their individual treatment needs.

During treatment, clients will experience group work and individual therapy, where they will address denial, learn about the disease concept of addiction, and identify their relapse risk factors.

Prior to successful graduation from the program, clients will:

  • Develop a commitment to a lifelong 12-Step process
  • Understand the need to abstain from addictive substances
  • Actively use tools to continue growth and development consistent with the 12-Step principles
  • Follow the principles of fellowship, honesty, dignity, and responsibility
  • Develop tools needed to engage in positive, healthy behaviors that include resisting peer pressure

While treatment provides a strong foundation for successful recovery, recovery is an ongoing process. Prior to discharge after at least 30 days of treatment, clients will be connected to hometown resources for follow-up therapy, AA meetings, and medical treatment as needed. Referrals to outpatient treatment or a step-down program will also be made for the client. This linkage is crucial to helping the client carry on the principles of recovery that they learned while in the program.

Successful treatment and recovery must also include the family members who are most involved in and affected by the teen’s substance use. Family members will be invited to educational sessions during the last week of treatment to learn more about the disease of addiction and their role in ongoing recovery. The individual resources, constraints, and socioeconomic factors of each client and family will be taken into consideration when a plan for treatment and continuing care is being developed.


Since this is an Teen Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program, clients will be expected to stay up-to-date on their classwork during their stay at The Pines. They will remain enrolled in their home school, and work will be provided and completed on site.

Although Willingway does not have an on-site school, we will work with the student’s school district to place them in the medical homebound program. Two hours of each day will be dedicated to school work.

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Follow-up Care

Following successful completion of the residential program, clients will begin using TRAC9, a secure web app that uses a series of standardized assessments to identify changes in depression, anxiety, stress, visual response to cravings, verbal response to cravings, spirituality, commitment to sobriety, optimism, and quality of life. The assessments are collected every week and track the user’s responses to predict the likelihood of a relapse. The results are charted in an easy-to-read graph that shows the client’s progress or the need for additional recovery work.

When changes are noted, the client’s clinician is automatically notified that follow-up is needed.

The Pines will also participate in MAPP, an aftercare support program provided to the client for 90 days after discharge.

For more information about The Pines, please visit our website.

Treatment programs can drastically differ, causing the search to become overwhelming and stressful. That’s where we can help.

Welcome to Willingway – the number one alcohol addiction treatment near Savannah, Georgia. With 50 years of experience, our continuums of care and innovative treatment modalities have set us apart from the many other treatment centers in the area.

Our results-proven alcohol addiction treatment near Savannah offers both men and women the chance for sobriety through our structured recovery programs. We believe recovery is a personal journey, and thus offer different levels of care to fit the different needs of those who are suffering. Our in-depth Inpatient Program is the most popular option, lasting 4 to 6 weeks. In addition, we also offer a structured Short-Term Inpatient Program varying from 2 to 4 weeks. Care continues with our innovative Extended Treatment Program as well as a transitional Sober Living Environment Program, which can vary from 90 days to 18 months.

Treatment Center in Georgia – Care doesn’t stop there.

Upon completion of our programs, our patients can participate in our outpatient services as well as our thriving community groups. All programs are gender-specific to avoid distractions while ensuring a strong recovery foundation.

In addition to our renowned recovery programs, our physicians and nurse practitioners are highly experienced in medical detoxification, including the treatment of high-level methadone and suboxone addiction. Our 24/7 care and detailed detox protocol prevents seizures, which are often associated with withdrawal symptoms. We are dedicated to providing the most compassionate care while making this experience as comfortable as possible.

The first step to recovery is a phone call away. Our free and confidential pre-admissions process can even be completed over the phone. This assessment will include medical and substance abuse history as well as emotional and behavioral conditions and/or complications. Once the assessment is completed, our team of physicians, addiction specialists, nurses, and counselors will work in collaboration to suggest the best level of care needed for long-term sobriety.

Recovery Begins Here.

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