Why Choose Life Center of Galax?

At Life Center of Galax, we’re here to help individuals struggling substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. While at Life Center of Galax you will be provided with the tools to build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

A Supportive Environment Conducive to Your Recovery

At Life Center of Galax, we understand that alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases. For over 40 years, our experience and dedication to each individual has resulted in countless successes and thousands of people achieving long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. We know people can and do recover. With our comprehensive detox and residential programs, along with a number of specialized treatment tracks, our services are designed with safety and needs as our top priorities. Life Center of Galax is licensed by the State of Virginia and accredited by the Joint Commission of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Our conviction is that chemical dependency is a highly individualized illness that responds best to a treatment regime where group therapy and process is emphasized.

For over four decades, Life Center of Galax has provided a supportive, structured, and safe environment for adults who need to recover from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Located near the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Life Center of Galax is the leading treatment provider in Southwest Virginia. We offer a holistic approach to healing from addiction, in body, mind, and spirit. Choosing to seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is life-changing, and whether substance abuse has affected you or a loved one, Life Center of Galax is here to help.

Experienced Staff Dedicated to Your Recovery

The Life Center of Galax staff is fully dedicated to each person who walks through our doors in need of clinically superior substance abuse care. Our team of skilled and knowledgeable counselors, treatment providers, support staff, and clinical personnel possess decades of experience. They collaborate together to provide a positive, respectful, and effective recovery experience for all patients and family members. Compassion and safety are values at the forefront of the work our staff does each and every day.

Individualized Addiction Treatment Services

Along with our core substance abuse treatment program, Life Center of Galax offers specialized treatment tracks to address individual needs, such as the following:


Life Center of Galax offers detox from harmful substances as a first step once someone has entered our treatment program. Detox allows patients to begin residential treatment with a clear mind, ready to focus on their recovery journey.

Family Therapy

Life Center of Galax offers family therapy, which consists of workshops, educational lectures, and group therapy. Individual counseling sessions are also offered if they are deemed necessary by our clinical and medical team.


We strive to ensure that each person who seeks treatment with us feels comfortable, welcome, and safe during therapy sessions, and throughout the duration of their stay. This includes providing an individual approach to gender issues as they relate to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders as part of our core treatment program.

Opiate and Opioid Abuse

Opiate abuse has become a nationwide epidemic. Our specific focus on opiate addiction recovery ensures patients are able to detox from opiates safely, and transition into our residential program to fully recover from opiate dependency.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Often substance abuse is accompanied by a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety. Our co-occurring disorders program offers a holistic, comprehensive approach to treatment, where mental health concerns can be identified and addressed along with addiction.

My son was struggling with figuring out what path he was meant to be on for life. He was unmotivated and discouraged. The program at the Life Center of Galax taught him the life skills needed to be productive. His self-esteem has soared!

– Ted
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