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.

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Leading Opiate Detox Center in Virginia

Life Center of Galax helps individuals struggling with opiate addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in Virginia, Life Center of Galax will help you start your recovery journey with detoxification and transition to residential rehabilitation.

Understanding Opiate Withdrawal

What happens during opiate withdrawal

Opioids are a classification of substances that include prescription painkillers, like OxyContin and Vicodin, and heroin. When taken in excess as a means of trying to achieve a high, a person is likely to become trapped in the insidious cycle of opioid abuse, as these types of drugs are widely known for their highly addictive properties.

Given the fact that an opioid dependency is one of the most difficult types of addictions to overcome, it is beneficial for an individual to seek opioid addiction treatment with a reputable addiction center if the abuse of such substances is present in a person’s life. Additionally, it is important to also be sure to consider a treatment center that offers detoxification services, otherwise known as detox, which can help a person forge a successful path towards a sober life once and for all.

The long-term abuse of opioids is likely to elicit numerous and disastrous outcomes for a person trapped in this serious form of chemical dependency. Because a person’s body becomes reliant on the presence of opioids when they are abused, a variety of unpleasant symptoms will emerge in the event a person refrains from the use of such substances. These symptoms, which can range in both severity and duration, have the ability to compromise an individual’s efforts to become sober. Spanning from irritability, to nausea and vomiting, to widespread pain in one’s body, opioid withdrawal, the name for the symptoms that manifest, can be an uncomfortable and disconcerting experience.

Once opioid withdrawal sets in, individuals addicted to them often resort to their use of these substances to escape the distressing symptoms that can arise. Especially when withdrawal occurs outside of a controlled, safe treatment setting, a person is likely to quickly resume his or her use of opioids in order to alleviate his or her discomfort and achieve a high once more. However, when one is at an addiction treatment center, returning to the abuse of opioids is not an option. By partaking in a program that includes detox as its initial phase of care, it is more probable that an individual will be able to jumpstart his or her recovery and progress in the endeavor to become sober in a more effective manner.

Opiate Detox

The importance of opiate detox

At Life Center of Galax, we are proud of the fact that we have been able to help so many individuals win the war against opioid addiction. With a top notch detox program available to those who need it, our center is where those interested in becoming sober can rest assured that they will be able to reach their treatment goals.

Our staff of caring and compassionate professionals is on-hand to offer unwavering support and guidance as the road to recovery is navigated. In fact, while in detox, men and women benefit from not just the backing of our staff, but also their expertise in ensuring that this phase of treatment is safely carried out. The health and wellness of each individual who entrusts us with his or her care is our top priority, which makes us even more confident that we can help you or someone you care about overcome an addiction to opioids.

Benefits of Opiate Detox

Benefits of detoxing from opiates at Life Center of Galax in Virginia

For the many men and women, in Virginia, who have been successful in defeating an addiction to opioids, it is often realized how much more prosperous life can be when this type of chemical dependency problem is under control. In addition to the fact that individuals can enjoy their lives more when an addiction of this kind is no longer present, they are also healthier and far less likely to succumb to the detriments associated with a continued opioid addiction.

When one partakes in detox, much can be gained and a person is able to make positive strides in his or her recovery that can have a lasting impact. Our detox program not only helps to rid an individual’s body of harmful substances of abuse, but it can also help to make the remainder of a person’s time in treatment far more successful. A clarity of mind is often achieved, which can help an individual come to understand the root causes of why the addiction occurred in the first place. When a person is no longer physically reliant on substances, like opioids, and has a deeper understanding of why chemical dependency was a factor in his or her life, a lifetime of better decisions with regards to his or her sobriety is possible.

At Life Center of Galax, we aim to help all who come to our center for care to become sober and achieve the healthy life they deserve. Our detox program and proven, effective, therapeutic programming are transformative and capable of improving the lives of men and women for the long-term. If you are interested in becoming sober and would like to learn more about the services that we have to offer, do not hesitate to reach out to us at your earliest convenience. We are here to help.

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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