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

Alcohol Detox Center in Virginia

Life Center of Galax helps individuals struggling with alcoholism 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.

Alcohol Detox

The importance of alcohol detox

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances in the United States, and alcohol addiction is unfortunately one of the most common substance use disorders in the nation as well. Because alcohol has such a prevalent presence in modern American society, many people do not realize the many dangers that the use of this drug poses or how difficult it can be for individuals who have become dependent upon alcohol to overcome their disorder.

In some cases, individuals who have developed alcohol use disorder are able to stop drinking through a combination of personal willpower and the involvement of a support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous. In other cases, though, not only is the urge to consume alcohol too strong to overcome, but ending one’s alcohol abuse without professional oversight can actually be dangerous. Depending upon the nature and severity of a person’s struggles with alcohol abuse and alcoholism, attempting to quit “cold turkey” can trigger the onset of a variety of painful and potentially harmful withdrawal symptoms.

Of course, eliminating alcohol from one’s body is a necessary precursor to entering a treatment center for an alcohol use disorder. When individuals desire to finally get treatment for their alcohol abuse, but are precluded from doing so because of their inability to stop drinking before entering a program, medically monitored detoxification is the answer. Commonly referred to as detox, medically monitored detoxification is a process through which men and women can eliminate alcohol from their bodies in a manner than enhances their safety and alleviates the more painful and risky aspects of alcohol withdrawal.

At Life Center of Galax in Virginia, we are intimately familiar with the fears and frustrations that are associated with overcoming a dependence upon alcohol, and we respect and honor the strength of each man and woman who makes the courageous decision to enter treatment for this devastating disorder. To ensure that the men and women who choose to heal with us at our treatment center have the best possible support, we are proud to provide safe and effective medically monitored detox services for those who need this level of care.

Under the guidance and supervision of experienced healthcare providers, individuals who complete detox with us receive the clinical and therapeutic support that they need to rid their bodies of alcohol and prepare themselves for a successful treatment experience.

Benefits of Alcohol Detox

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

When an individual chooses to participate in detox as part of a comprehensive treatment program for alcohol dependency, they have the opportunity to experience several benefits. First and foremost, they significantly increase the likelihood of successfully withdrawing from alcohol while protecting their physical and mental health. Second, they put themselves in an excellent position for avoiding alcohol addiction relapse.

The following are among the many ways that our Virginia-based detox center can be a beneficial experience for men and women who have been struggling with alcoholism:

  • Experienced professionals with appropriate medical training will provide around-the-clock supervision throughout the detox process, ensuring the continued health and wellbeing of the participant.
  • If necessary, the participant may be prescribed medications to facilitate a safer and less painful detox experience from alcohol.
  • Completing detox at a licensed treatment center removes the risk that the participant will relapse into alcohol consumption as a way of escaping the discomfort of withdrawal.
  • Depending upon the program, the participant may be able to begin receiving therapeutic treatment services while completing alcohol addiction
  • Upon completing alcohol abuse detox, the participant can transfer directly into an inpatient or residential treatment program, which significantly decreases the likelihood of relapse and increases his or her chances for maintaining long-term sobriety.

By participating in medically monitored detox as part of an effective comprehensive treatment program, individuals who have been struggling with alcohol dependency have a much greater likelihood of experiencing a safe and relatively comfortable withdrawal and successfully completing the treatment that will prepare them to achieve lifelong recovery.

Medically monitored alcohol addiction detox at Life Center of Galax in Virginia is beneficial both for what it provides to the participant and what it helps him or her to avoid. Trying and failing to quit drinking on one’s own can exacerbate a person’s problems with alcohol, and can complicate future attempts to achieve sobriety. The shame and frustration of a failed attempt at abstinence from alcohol can push a person into greater degrees of alcohol abuse, which increases the risk of lasting damage. If a person believes that he or she is incapable of overcoming a dependence upon alcohol, this lack of confidence will add another layer to the obstacles that will need to be surmounted before true healing can occur. When an individual participates in medically monitored detox, the frustration of a failed attempt to stop drinking can be transformed into the self-confidence of having taken an essential first step along the path of long-term recovery.

Treatment works. Recovery is possible. And medically monitored detox can open the door to a bright future filled with hope and possibility. To learn more about how Life Center of Galax in Virginia can help you or a loved one overcome a problem with alcohol, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthier and happier future that you both desire and deserve.

You’ll feel a lot more confident getting through your alcohol addiction with support from those who know what you are actually going through.

– Bryan
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