Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment Center & Rehab in Virginia

Life Center of Galax helps individuals struggling with prescription painkiller addiction 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 Prescription Painkiller Abuse Recovery

Learn more about prescription painkiller abuse recovery at Life Center of Galax

Prescription pain medications serve to provide millions of individuals with relief from the distressing symptoms of pain associated with medical procedures, certain medical conditions, diseases, injuries, severe illnesses, or chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, however, prescription painkillers also wreak havoc on the lives of countless individuals once an addiction to this substance has developed. Although successful at alleviating discomfort, the opiate narcotic nature of many prescription painkillers also elicit feelings of euphoria, a pleasant sense of detachment from one’s surroundings, and an all-consuming sense of relaxation, making it extremely appealing and placing it at high-risk for abuse. Once this type of substance abuse has begun, it can be exceedingly difficult for individuals to put an end to the behavior without treatment from a reputable prescription painkiller addiction center.

At Life Center of Galax, Virginia’s leading addiction clinic, we recognize the obstacles that are faced by those who are trying to battle an addiction to prescription painkillers and have therefore developed specialized programming that strives to help these individuals regain control of their lives. Our highly-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 prescription painkiller abuse treatment

Having a family member or loved one who is addicted to prescription pain medication can leave you feeling sad, angry, frustrated, and scared. It can be difficult to understand why someone would willingly put his or her physical and mental health at risk by engaging in this type of substance abuse and, while the fact that the behaviors continue may be aggravating, you are likely feeling more overwhelmed with concern about what your loved one’s future holds if a change does not occur. You may also be questioning what you, as a concerned friend or family member, can do to help your loved one. Consider the following suggestions:

  • Learn as much as you can about the signs, symptoms, and effects of prescription painkiller abuse. By doing so, you will not only be able to recognize warning signs in your loved one, but you will also have the knowledge to present your loved one with possible outcomes that could occur should he or she refuse to put an end to this habit.
  • Refrain from throwing away any prescription drugs that you may find in your loved one’s possession. While this can seem like an easy solution, it will only elicit feelings of anger, hostility, and defensiveness in your loved one, potentially hindering his or her willingness to engage in treatment at an addiction center that specializes in prescription painkiller abuse.
  • Research various treatment options for prescription painkiller abuse and addiction clinics that would be most beneficial in meeting your loved one’s needs.
  • Once your loved one has become engaged in treatment, be an active part of his or her therapeutic process.
  • Offer your unconditional support and your ongoing encouragement throughout the duration of the treatment process and beyond so that your loved one knows that he or she is not alone.

Why Consider Us?

Why consider prescription painkiller abuse treatment at Life Center of Galax in Virginia

When the abuse of prescription painkillers is a factor in an individual’s life, he or she is highly susceptible to experiencing a great number of adverse consequences. Of such adversities, the physical ramifications are immense. Prolonged abuse of prescription pain medications can result in respiratory depression, liver failure, irreversible cognitive impairment, and risk for seizures. In general, one’s overall physical health can be expected to slowly decline as this type of addiction persists. Additionally, individuals who struggle with painkiller abuse frequently fail to adhere to their occupational responsibilities, resulting in potential job loss and financial strife, and fail to tend to daily tasks and obligations in their home and social lives, resulting in familial discord, relationship disturbances, and social isolation. While the detriments of ongoing painkiller abuse can be far-reaching, by engaging in treatment at a licensed prescription painkiller addiction center, these negative outcomes can be successfully avoided.

Types of Treatment Available

Types of prescription painkiller abuse treatment offered at Life Center of Galax

When looking for prescription pain pill  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 the men and women of Virginia. Known nationwide as a leading addiction clinic for prescription painkiller 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 Life Center of Galax 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 prescription painkillers, 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 premier addiction center that specializes in prescription painkiller abuse, 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 prescription painkillers 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 physician’s assistants, under the direction and supervision of our psychiatrist. Those receiving medication management services will also likely receive additional support through our counselor-led dual diagnosis 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 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 prescription pain medication.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a 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:

  • Start Up Group
  • Daily Reflections
  • Home Group
  • Community Group
  • Dual Group
  • Lectures (didactic presentations on various aspects of addiction)
  • Relapse Group
  • Thunder Alley
  • Men’s and Women’s Recovery Groups
  • Men’s and Women’s Flex Groups

Family workshops: Family members can be integral parts of successful long-term recovery from a prescription painkiller addiction. To support family members as they work both 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 treatment for an addiction to prescription painkillers. 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 prescription painkiller abuse, addiction, and dependence will likely 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 prescription painkillers, our addiction 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.

Dual diagnosis service: This service was created to provide specialized assistance to individuals who are simultaneously battling substance abuse concerns, such as an addiction to prescription pain medication, 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, educational opportunities, specialized group sessions, and workbook activities that are designed to enhance his or her ability to cope with the presence of a dual diagnosis.

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 at nearby addiction clinics, he or she may be referred to this intensive programming option, which incorporates educational lectures, workbook activities, journaling exercises, and additional group sessions. These interventions are designed to help prevent future relapse.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of prescription painkiller abuse treatment

Galax is your choice for prescription painkiller 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 treatment is just the first step on the path of lifelong recovery from a prescription painkiller addiction. In order to ensure that all patients are prepared to build upon their progress when they complete treatment at our prescription painkiller addiction 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 painkillers, 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.

I was prescribed Vicodin after a surgery but was soon abusing it. For 3 years, I used prescription painkillers before deciding I didn't like who I had become. Galax helped me turn my life around and for that I'm so grateful.

– Jessica
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