Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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

Marijuana Abuse Treatment Center & Rehab in Virginia

Life Center of Galax helps individuals struggling with marijuana abuse build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Serving Virginia, Galax is the leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults.

Learn More About Marijuana Abuse Recovery

Learn more about marijuana abuse recovery at Life Center of Galax

Typically smoked, mixed with food, or brewed as a tea, marijuana is a substance that causes mind and mood-altering effects when abused. Long-term abusers of this drug are likely to experience a great deal of adversity in their lives when substance abuse of this kind persists. Additionally, overcoming this type of substance use can be ripe with obstacles if a person becomes dependent on marijuana. At Life Center of Galax in Virginia, we understand the effects of marijuana and comprehend the strife that a marijuana abuse problem can cause. We offer exceptional treatment for individuals wishing to combat a marijuana abuse problem and provide care in a setting that is conducive to achieving lasting recovery and sobriety. Our staff of highly-trained professionals broach the treatment of chemical dependency concerns with the utmost compassion and remain dedicated to helping each and every person who comes to our addiction clinic in reaching their treatment goals.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get marijuana abuse treatment

When a person regularly abuses marijuana, close friends and family members may grow concerned for the person they care about when marijuana seemingly becomes the center of his or her universe. The abuser of this substance may not be able to acquire employment or maintain a job if his or her ability to remain drug-free is hindered by the grips of a substance use problem of this kind. As a concerned friend or family member, however, there are some things that can be done to help the marijuana abuser in your life come to know an existence in which drug use is not the focal point:

  • Convey your concerns to your loved one and express your feelings in a caring, non-judgmental way
  • Allow your loved one to share how he or she feels about his or her marijuana abuse
  • Talk with your loved one about the need for treatment and offer to help him or her in seeking a marijuana abuse treatment center
  • Research marijuana abuse clinics that can meet the needs of your loved one and share your findings with the person you care about
  • Agree to come along to any of your loved one’s scheduled appointments or assessments as a way to show your unyielding support

Finally, it is a good idea to try to be part of your loved one’s care. Research shows that the individuals who are most successful in treatment have the support of close friends or family members for the duration of the therapeutic process. By being an active participant in your loved one’s treatment, you are helping him or her set the stage for a bright, happy, healthy, and sober future.

Why Consider Us?

Why consider marijuana abuse treatment at Life Center of Galax in Virginia

Seeking treatment for a marijuana abuse problem can be a life-changing decision. Those who receive treatment at an accredited treatment center are likely to garner the skills needed to resist cravings and sustain sobriety long after completing a chemical dependency program. However, those who do not receive such care have a high probability for experiencing a number of adverse effects as a result of their ongoing abuse of this drug. Chronic marijuana abuse can lead to problems with short and long-term memory and other such cognitive impairments. Additionally, those who abuse this substance will experience sleep disturbances and other health risks that could be irreversible. Increased interaction with the legal system is also likely to occur when a person regularly uses marijuana as these individuals often engage in risky behaviors in the process of obtaining this drug. Luckily, engaging in treatment can significantly reduce the chances of the aforementioned risks.

Types of Treatment Available

Types of marijuana abuse treatment offered at Life Center of Galax

When looking for treatment for marijuana use, you or your loved one may have been searching broadly for “rehab centers near me?” In Virginia, there is one clear choice. For over 40 years, the compassionate team of professionals at Life Center of Galax has provided treatment for chemical dependency issues and mental health concerns for the men and women of Virginia. Known nationwide as an industry leader in field of substance abuse, Life Center of Galax strives to provide an environment of respect, support, and warm-hearted hospitality that is fully conducive to true and lasting healing. Our specialized programming has been developed to meet the unique, individualized needs of our patients and their families, and we take great pride in the comprehensive treatment that we are able to offer to everyone who is entrusted into our care.

Knowing that no two people are exactly alike, the knowledgeable staff at our addiction clinic has created a strong tradition of delivering personalized care that attends to the unique needs and circumstances of each patient. When patients come to our addiction clinic struggling with abuse of marijuana, our highly trained and qualified staff members will embrace the philosophy of client-directed, outcome-informed clinical work, which is founded on the belief that patients’ successes are based more on the relationships that they form with their treatment teams than on the type of therapeutic approaches that are used during the course of treatment itself. This is one of the theoretical foundations for the way that patients are treated at Life Center of Galax, and all employees are trained in this philosophy in order to ensure that everyone who comes through our doors feels welcomed, important, and truly cared about.

As Virginia’s leading marijuana rehab center, the following are among the various treatment methods included in the adult addiction residential treatment program at Life Center of Galax:

Medical detoxification: Life Center of Galax offers sub-acute medical detoxification services for patients who are in need of a safe and effective way to withdraw from any substances that may be present in their bodies. This medical detox occurs under the supervision of an ASAM-certified medical director and registered nurses are on staff and available for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medication management: Patients who are referred by our medical director or therapist for psychiatric assessment and treatment may also receive medication management services when deemed clinically appropriate. Medication is managed by nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants, under the direction and supervision of our psychiatrist. Those receiving medication management services will likely receive additional support through our counselor-led co-occurring disorder groups each week.

Individual therapy: Life Center patients participate in individual therapy sessions as deemed necessary by the clinical and medical teams. These sessions occur in a confidential, one-to-one setting and give patients the opportunity to discuss their progress (or setbacks) in treatment, address any concerns they have about the treatment process, and address any issues or emotions that have arisen during the course of treatment.

Group therapy: Group therapy is cornerstone to the therapeutic process at Life Center of Galax. The adult addiction residential treatment program features a variety of group therapy opportunities, which provide structured and supervised environments in which patients can interact with, learn from, and share personal experiences with others who are dealing with similar struggles. The types of groups offered may include the following:

  • Community Group
  • Home Group
  • Lectures (didactic presentations on various aspects of addiction)
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Group
  • Daily Reflections
  • Start Up Group
  • Relapse Group
  • Men’s and Women’s Recovery Groups

Family workshops: Family members can be integral parts of successful long-term recovery. To support family members as they both work through their own issues and prepare to support their loved one, Life Center holds family workshops every weekend. These workshops include a variety of educational and therapeutic opportunities related to the impact of substance use on the entire family, including lectures, group sessions, and individual counseling.

Additionally, Life Center of Galax, in Virginia, offers the following innovative services that can be incorporated into a patient’s programming during his or her time in treatment. Each individual’s participation in these services is based on his or her unique, individualized needs and are designed to be a beneficial component to the holistic care we offer. These services include the following:

Comprehensive opiate recovery: Individuals who are also dealing with opiate abuse or addiction will participate in our opiate addiction program, which can take them from detox to abstinence and then into a medication-managed recovery program using methadone, buprenorphine, or Vivitrol.

Spirituality-based treatment: To meet the needs of patients who desire a strong spiritual component in their recovery, Life Center of Galax offers both the Prodigal Program and the Mind-Body-Spirit Group. The Prodigal Program is a Christian-focused experience that incorporates Biblical principles into treatment. The Mind-Body-Spirit group is a nondenominational experience that focuses on spiritual elements within the 12-step recovery model.

Co-occurring disorder service: This service was created to provide specialized assistance to individuals who are simultaneously battling substance abuse concerns and co-existing psychiatric problems. When a patient’s mental health has been identified as negatively interfering with his or her ability to be successful in recovery, this service will provide him or her with additional counseling, specialized group sessions, educational opportunities, and workbook activities that are designed to enhance his or her ability to cope with the presence of a co-occurring disorder.

DUI/DWI service: Individuals who are facing legal charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol or another drug may benefit from our DUI/DWI service, which features comprehensive medical and psychological assessments; education on the disease of addiction, counseling (both individual and group), and an introduction to the 12-step recovery model. Also, with the patient’s permission, we can provide documentation of program completion to counselors, attorneys, and the court system, as deemed appropriate or if requested.

Chronic relapse prevention service: When a patient has engaged in one or more prior treatment experiences, he or she may be referred to this intensive programming option, which incorporates educational lectures, journaling exercises, additional group sessions, and workbook activities. These interventions are designed to help prevent future relapse.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of marijuana abuse treatment

Galax is your choice for treatment for marijuana abuse when you or your loved one asks the question: what is the best rehab near me? At Life Center of Galax, we know that residential treatment is just the first step on the path of lifelong recovery. In order to ensure that all patients are prepared to build upon their progress when they complete treatment at our marijuana rehab center, we place a strong emphasis on continuing care.

Discharge planning begins with the meeting that a patient has with his or her primary counselor and is then finalized at least three days prior to his or her discharge.

For patients who have completed residential programming and are ready to return home, yet would benefit from the intensive structure of a day-long therapeutic program, Life Center of Galax offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP). The services and groups that patients engage in during PHP are determined on an as-needed basis and are outlined in each patient’s individualized treatment plan. Patients taking part in PHP have the option of returning home at night or of residing in the onsite housing provided by Life Center.

From the moment a patient walks through our doors for the first time, the goal of Life Center of Galax is to be a source of lasting and positive change and to provide the comprehensive care and compassionate support that will allow struggling individuals in Virginia to overcome the obstacles that have prevented them from achieving long-term recovery and living happier and healthier lives.

My counselor at Galax helped me realize I didn't need marijuana in my life. I'm so grateful for my time there.

– Jasmine
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