Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Life Center of Galax.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Drug & Alcohol Detox Program in Virginia

At Life Center of Galax, we help individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Take the first step and learn more about our detox program.

High-Quality Detox

High-quality drug & alcohol detoxification services in Virginia

As Virginia’s leading addiction rehab center for more than 40 years, we, at Life Center of Galax, believe that in order for a person to achieve true and lasting healing and recovery, he or she must receive well-rounded care that effectively addresses and treats every facet of chemical dependency. Our programming includes only the most progressive treatment methods and protocols for treating addictions to a wide variety of substances, and we are fully committed to staying abreast of the types of care that the men and women of Virginia need to reach their recovery goals.

Our comprehensive residential treatment program includes individualized treatment planning and several specialized programs that aim to meet the needs of those entrusted into our care. Each program embodies our addiction treatment center’s mission to supply holistic treatment that elicits only the most favorable treatment outcomes and includes invaluable and high-quality detoxification services for those who require it.

Our Detox Program

The benefits of our drug & alcohol detox program

Detoxification, or detox, at Life Center of Galax is often the first step in our patients’ recovery journeys. During the process of detox, the bodies of those we treat are cleared of the harmful substances that resulted in physical dependence. We believe that this phase of rehab is crucial in order for men and women of Virginia to effectively participate in the other facets of care that we offer. Furthermore, by partaking in detox, our patients are able to achieve the clarity of mind they need to focus on healing and recovering from the additional factors that may have contributed to their addictions in the first place.

Regardless if a patient participates in our Dual Diagnosis, DUI/DWI, Opiate Recovery, Prodigal Christian, or Military Services program, he or she can benefit from our detox program and receive top-notch medical supervision from our ASAM certified medical director and 24-hour nursing staff.

Additionally, and for those who require medication-assisted treatment following detox, our addiction rehab center is pleased to offer the following medications for individuals looking to overcome an addiction to opiates:

  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Vivitrol

The above medications are offered to alleviate nagging drug cravings and the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that are known to emerge once a person is no longer abusing opiates. When these medications are consumed, patients are able to play active roles in our programming and work on establishing recovery goals and skills that can serve them well for a lifetime.

If you or someone you care about would benefit from not just Life Center of Galax’s detox services, but also from the other exemplary and transformative treatment that our addiction rehab center offers, please contact us at your convenience.

At Life Center of Galax in Virginia, your brighter, healthier, and substance-free future awaits.

Galax's specialty programs allowed me to receive an individualized treatment plan that helped me get back on track.

– Oliver
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