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

Opiate Addiction Treatment Center & Rehab in Virginia

Life Center of Galax helps individuals struggling with opiate 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 Opiate Abuse Recovery

Learn more about opiate abuse recovery at Life Center of Galax

Substance abuse and addiction is something that plagues countless individuals throughout the world today. Opioids are one type of substance that have been known to illicit chaos and destruction in the lives of those who become ensnared in its grip. Also known as opiates, this classification of drug includes heroin, morphine, and other types of opioid narcotic painkillers, such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and codeine. Highly addictive in nature, opiate use is something that many individuals struggle to cease, and the longer that this addiction is allowed to control a person’s life, the more devastating the consequences are likely to become.

At Life Center of Galax in Virginia, we recognize the obstacles that are faced by those who are trying to battle an addiction to opiates and have therefore developed specialized programming that strives to help these individuals regain control of their lives. Our highly-trained, skilled, and compassionate staff desires to help people realize their capacity to make positive, life-altering changes and come to understand that a life free from an addiction to this deadly substance can be realized.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get opiate abuse treatment

Learning that your family member, friend, or loved one has developed an addiction to opiates can leave you feeling sad, frustrated, and scared about what his or her future holds if an intervention does not ensue. But while you know your loved one needs help, it can be difficult to know what your role should be. Consider the following:

  • Educate yourself on opiates so that you can better recognize the signs and symptoms of use.
  • Confront your loved one about his or her opioid abuse and convey your concerns in an empathic manner, refraining from lecturing or becoming angry with your loved one.
  • Work with your loved one by researching various opioid treatment centers and opiate rehab options with him or her. Offer to assist your loved one in any way that you can.
  • If an appointment for an evaluation or for the touring of an opioid addiction treatment center is scheduled, offer to accompany your loved one so that he or she does not have to begin the process alone.
  • Once your loved one has become engaged in an opiate addiction rehab, be an active part of his or her therapeutic process. Your involvement will greatly increase your loved one’s likelihood for achieving successful treatment outcomes.
  • Be a constant source of support and encouragement, keeping in mind that the road to recovery can be a long and arduous one.
Why Consider Us?

Why consider opiate treatment at Life Center of Galax in Virginia

When individuals are struggling with an addiction to opiates and fail to, or are denied the ability to, receive appropriate rehab, there can be a great number of repercussions that become imposed upon them. An opioid addiction frequently causes people to lose track of their priorities. Their attendance at work tends to drop, and their ability to perform to the level that they are expected to occupationally typically starts to decline as well. As a result, individuals who are addicted to opiates are susceptible to losing their jobs and suffering from ongoing unemployment, leading to financial distress. Additionally, as these individuals start to make their drug of choice their top priority, their relationships with friends and family can become unraveled and their ability to adhere to daily tasks and responsibilities may fall to the wayside. Furthermore, opiate abusers are chronically putting their health and overall physical and mental well-being at risk as they continue to partake in this dangerous habit. By entering into opioid rehab, however, these detriments can be successfully overcome or avoided completely.

Types of Treatment Available

Types of opiate addiction treatment offered at Life Center of Galax

When looking for opiate addiction treatment, 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 men and women in Virginia. Known nationwide as a leading opioid addiction center, 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 opioid addiction treatment center has created a strong tradition of delivering personalized care that attends to the unique needs and circumstances of each patient. When patients come to us struggling with an addiction to opiates, 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.

The adult opioid addiction rehab program at Life Center of Galax is designed to help males over the age of 24 and females aged 18 and older who are battling substance abuse concerns as well as possible co-occurring mental health conditions. The following are among the various treatment methods included in this comprehensive program:

Medical detoxificationLife Center of Galax offers sub-acute medical detoxification services for patients who are in need of a safe and effective way to withdraw from opiates or any other 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 also 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 staff. These sessions occur in a confidential, one-to-one setting and give patients the opportunity to discuss their progress in treatment, reflect on setbacks that may have arisen, address any concerns they have about the therapeutic process, and address any issues or emotions that have come about during the course of their time spent in treatment for an addiction to opiates.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a cornerstone to the therapeutic process at our opioid addiction treatment center. 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:

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

Family workshops: Family members can be integral parts of successful long-term recovery from an opioid addiction. 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 abuse on the entire family, including educational lectures, group sessions, and individual counseling.

Additionally, Life Center of Galax offers the following innovative services that can be incorporated into a patient’s programming during the time he or she spends in rehab for an addiction to opiates. 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 dealing with opioid abuse, addiction, and dependence will participate in our opiate addiction recovery service, 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 from an addiction to opiates, our opioid addiction treatment center 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, such as an addiction to opiates, 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 in Virginia 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 opiate abuse treatment

Galax is your choice for opiate addiction treatment 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 rehab for an opioid addiction 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 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 in need of help to overcome an addiction to opiates, 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 to overcome the obstacles that have prevented them from achieving long-term recovery and living happier and healthier lives.

Opiates threatened to consume me, it was a very dark time in my life. The counselors and staff at Galax helped me see there was more to live for.

– Jason
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