The Life Center of Galax has been licensed and accredited to provide addiction treatment for more than 40 years. A local family opened the Waddell Center based on the Minnesota Model of Treatment and principles of 12-Step Recovery Programs in 1973. The facility was later purchased by Comprehensive Addiction Programs before joining CRC Health Group in 2003.
Through the years, Life Center has worked to respond to the needs of the patients in the region. As drugs of choice have changed, we have worked to update our programs and practices to offer the best opportunity for successful treatment and recovery.
The first significant change came when the facility sought a license to include dual diagnosis services as part of our addiction treatment program. For more than 20 years our psychiatrist and medical director have worked together with our treatment team to ensure we address patients holistically.
One of the most significant recent changes occurred with the introduction of new and stronger pain medications and the subsequent increase in opiate addiction. Now, almost half of our patients are receiving treatment for opiate addiction.
Life Center of Galax is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. We were the first residential treatment program both licensed and accredited to exclusively treat adults addicted to alcohol or drugs.
At Life Center of Galax, we focus on one thing-your recovery. You and your family have suffered enough from the devastating disease of addiction.
Begin your recovery with us.
With Warm Regards,
Life Center Staff
The Life Center is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is nationally accredited by Joint Commission.