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Virginia's top addiction recovery program for over 40 years.

Business Description
Life Center of Galax is located in Galax, Virginia. At this center, adults can obtain care for their addictions and mental health concerns. We treat different forms of substance abuse, including addictions to alcohol, heroin, benzodiazepines, opioids, marijuana, inhalants, stimulants, prescription pills, and more. Life Center of Galax also treats co-occurring conditions. Mental health concerns including depression and anxiety can be cared for through our dual diagnosis program. Life Center of Galax supplies residential, outpatient, and partial hospitalization care for those in need. We also provide specialized programming, including a men's program, a Christian program, a military program, and an opiate program. Within these programming options, therapeutic services are provided. These therapies include reality therapy, experiential therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), gender-specific groups, and family workshops. Our staff is made up of a psychiatrist, a nurse administrator, a medical director, counselors, a family coordinator, a young men's counselor, a detox counselor, a Christian counselor, and many more.
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TollFree: (855) 741-1331

  • Substance Abuse
  • Psych
  • Sub-Acute Care
dual diagnosis
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Alcoholism Information & Treatment Centers, Mental Health Services, Drug Abuse & Addiction Centers, Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health Clinics & Information, Physical Therapists
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Specialties: Chemical Dependency, Methadone Detox/Maintenance Clinic

Services: Substance Abuse, Psych, Sub-Acute Care

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Edited: 07/22/2017
As a member of the military, i...

As a member of the military, it was really helpful to me that Galax accepts Tricare. I needed financial help and the people at Galax helped me through the insurance process. I can’t thank them enough for that and for helping me deal with my addiction and start over my life.

Edited: 07/22/2017
Galax saved my life. The path ...

Galax saved my life. The path I was on and the amount of drugs I was taking were killing me. I was so angry at my family at first for making me go to treatment and I was not very cooperative in the beginning. The staff would not let me quit on myself and got me to really see my life and what my problems were. It has been a difficult road but I wouldn’t change a thing.

Edited: 07/22/2017
My last treatment center doesn...

My last treatment center doesn’t hold a candle to this place. I have felt safe and cared for ever since I got here. My concerns have been taken seriously and action is always taken to meet my needs.

Edited: 07/22/2017
The family program at Galax wa...

The family program at Galax was so important to me in my recovery. It helped my family understand my addiction, our communication problems and what we need to do differently going forward. Without the support, involvement and understanding of my family, I would not be doing so well today. I recommend this program highly.

Jone J.



If you are looking for a beach trip go to the beach. This is rehab. It hurts. It's hard. These people are blessings that help you while you hurt and detox from the hell you have put your body through. The building could be better. The yard nicer. But you can not ask for better people.

Jessica S.
Edited: 06/28/2017

This place is absolutly 100% HORRIBLE! Do not send your loved ones here. The place is disgusting and the nurses along with every other staff member are there to collect a paycheck ONLY! They dont care about you and the website is false. Theres no river, no nature trail nothing like that AT ALL! When i was there i seen more drugs there than i did on the street. Do not waste your money on this place! PLEASE!! Seek help elsewhere i came out worse then i did going in. The counselors are lazy and if you have a problem and need to talk to them you will be told "Come back in 10mins" and when that 10mins is up you will be told again "Come back in 20mins" after an hour i gave up. Do not and i repeat DO NOT send your family here its nothing but a glorified trap house. I spent 5days here and left early it was by far the worst experience of my life and i will be making sure the BBB knows about what this place. And i will NOT stop until it is investigated! "Life Center of Galax" needs to be shut down and the medical staff should be sued! There was one guy that was very nice and it was one of the janitors.. This place isnt worth $5 a day.. look elsewhere.. dont send your loved ones here. Its a hell hole!!

Haresh J.



This place is the worst in the world. I almost died here was rushed to the emergency. Kept me on methadone and then cut me off even thiough I paid cash to go here and then kicked me out on the streets in 20deg weather I had to stay outside for 6 hours till my wife came and got me and then rushed to the emergency for hypothermia. Don't send your loved ones here unless you want them to die. God bless anyone going here and I pray you do not get Thrisha as your Councelor. Once they get your money they will throw you out to free up a bed.

Kathy G.



Galax should be shut down! My daughter was given methadone to ease her withdrawal but was never supervised or in a hospital setting! She had a seizure when I was there and there was no nurse or staff member to be found! One night she woke up to find a local homeless woman and drunk in the bed next to her! Apparently this woman walked right thru the front door and into her room! The staff is rude and unprofessional! The place is dirty and downright disgusting! My daughter almost died in Galax Life Center! After ten days I walked out with her...right thru the front door! No one around and we walked out! Then hopped a plane to Hazelden! They were appalled at the unmonitored methadone treatment not to mention the sheer filth and lack of nurses, staff, supervision...RUN! It is hell! You're lucky if you make it out alive! Should be shut down!



3rd time's a charm...

I had been to 7 day detox, a behavioral center and, then, finally Galax. I learned more there abt myself, my addiction and depression than I learned anywhere ever. They kept me comfortable while detoxing, and all the while, I got support and kindness. It's not all rainbows n butterflies but one clean day is worth so much more than I ever imagined.

I entered The Life Center of G...

I entered The Life Center of Galax, completely broken and hopeless, quite near death and with little belief that I could be helped. Since alcohol is physically addictive, it is important for an individual wishing to end their addiction to do so under proper medical supervision in order to prevent dangerous health repercussions. The Life Center provided a treatment program that not only saved my life, but provided me with a foundation of recovery. As of now I am in my fifth year of continuous sobriety and I could not be happier. I attribute the dedication of the Life Center staff and the caring and competent manner in which they took more of me as the largest factor within my ability to recover from a previously hopeless state of being.

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