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

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment FAQ

What are the symptoms of co-occurring disorders?

Co-occurring disorders refers to the simultaneous presence of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder (which is the clinical term for addiction). The symptoms of co-occurring disorders will vary considerably depending upon the type of mental health disorder that the individual is experiencing, as well as the nature and severity of his or her addiction. Addressing all symptoms, understanding the nature of both diagnoses, and being able to provide comprehensive care are essential elements of effective treatment centers.

Are there Christian co-occurring disorder treatment centers?

Yes, some treatment centers offer Christian programs or treatment tracks for individuals who are receiving care for co-occurring disorders. Depending upon the program, Christian-based treatment activities may range from comprehensive programming to optional faith-based groups or other program elements. If incorporating your faith into your care is important to you, be sure to request information about Christian services when you contact treatment centers.

Where are there inpatient treatment centers for co-occurring disorders?

Several co-occurring disorder inpatient treatment centers are located in Virginia, while many others can be found along the east coast or in other areas throughout the United States. Geographic preferences or limitations are obviously important factors to consider when choosing an inpatient treatment center for yourself or a loved one who has been dealing with co-occurring disorders. Finding an inpatient program close to home can allow you to make maximum benefit of outpatient programs, alumni activities, and other aftercare opportunities.

Is there group therapy for co-occurring disorders?

Yes, group therapy is often an important and effective component of a comprehensive treatment plan for a person who has been dealing with co-occurring disorders. Groups allow individuals who have been struggling with a co-occurring disorders to share their insights, learn from the experiences of others who are in similar situations, and practice healthy communication skills, all under the guidance of an experienced professional.

What are the best residential treatment centers for co-occurring disorders?

As is the case with individuals who have been experiencing all types of mental and/or behavioral health challenges, the best co-occurring disorder residential treatment center is the one that best meets the specific needs of you or your loved one. Ideally, the center that you choose will feature professionals who have experience treating the specific disorders that you or your loved one have been struggling with, and who are also prepared to address how the co-occurrence of these disorders has impacted you and can affect the treatment process.

Is there rehab for co-occurring disorders?

Yes, effective rehab for co-occurring disorders does exist. Rehab is a term that is often applied to centers that treat individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. When addiction is accompanied by a co-occurring mental health challenge, it is imperative that the afflicted individual receives care in a rehab center, treatment facility, hospital, or other program that can identify and address all of the obstacles that have been preventing him or her from living a healthier and more satisfying life.

Are there long-term treatment centers for co-occurring disorders?

Most treatment centers that provide care for individuals who are dealing with co-occurring disorders offer flexible lengths of stay, including both short and long-term options, in order to ensure that all clients/patients receive the care that will best prepare them for improved quality of life. In some cases, a short-term residential treatment experience, often followed by time in outpatient programming, is the best approach. For others, long-term care in an inpatient or residential treatment center is the most appropriate and effective option.

Does Virginia have co-occurring disorders facilities?

Yes, Virginia is home to several reputable treatment facilities for individuals who have been struggling with co-occurring disorders. To identify the best co-occurring disorders treatment facility in Virginia, evaluate each center in terms of its ability to meet your specific needs and provide you with the type and level of care that will empower you to achieve your immediate and long-term goals.

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