Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Life Center of Galax to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Life Center of Galax.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Galax, VA’s Local Drug & Alcohol Support Groups

12-Step Support Near Carroll County

12-Step programming is regarded as one of the most effective recovery tools for those who are trying to overcome an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Meetings offered through 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can introduce the 12 Steps to those who are in recovery, as well as help them implement them into their lives to effect positive change. The support gained through attending AA and NA can be invaluable.

Local Resources

When you complete professional treatment, your treatment professionals will provide you with an aftercare plan that will help you maintain your recovery. This plan can include participating in 12-Step programming such as AA or NA.

AA and NA meetings will connect you with others who are also in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as give you the space to share your experiences. Additionally, you will listen to and learn from the experiences of others as they share, which can help promote positive coping skills, solid self-esteem, and a sense of hope. To find AA and NA meetings in Carroll County, please visit the sites listed below:

For Loved Ones

If your loved one is addicted to drugs or is struggling with alcoholism, you are likely feeling distressed, overwhelmed, and possibly hopeless. You might be feeling the weight of your loved one’s addiction on your shoulders, which may be causing you to neglect your own needs. It is important to take care of yourself when you have a loved one who is grappling with the impacts of addiction. Thankfully, there is support in your local community.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings are based in the 12-Steps and are geared towards helping the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. Here, you can meet with others who understand the challenges you are facing, as well as relate to the effects of addiction that you are experiencing. You can share your experiences, as well as listen to the experiences of others.

As a result, you can start to develop effective coping skills, strong boundary-setting guidelines, and a sense of self-worth. To find Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings in Carroll County, please visit the following links:

Making the Most of Meetings

When you find meetings in your community that are the best fit for you, participating in them as much as possible can help you get the most out of them. Throughout Carroll County, people have utilized these meetings and support groups and have been highly successful as a result. And when you feel comfortable enough, you can offer that same support back into the community.

Everyone was very friendly and always helpful during my stay which made treatment so much easier to go through.

– Chelsea
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