Life Center of Galax

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Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 3.7
  • Accommodations: 3.5
  • Meals: 3.8
  • Effectiveness: 3.8
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Contact Information
112 Painter St.
Galax, VA 24333
8774795679

Life Center of Galax Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Anonymous

Treatment was average.

Anonymous

My loved one attended this facility in the summer of 2016. It appeared to have good ratings. The intake was easy and organized. The financial department was organized as well, they took our insuranc...

EW

The Life Center is awful!!!! They do not pay their CD Tech\'s what they are worth. They are the glue that hold that place together. They do rounds, every hour on the hour, the do all BP\'s and that va...

M.C.

Best decision i could have ever make was go to rehab.This place help me an my family through this difficult time.I met some wonderful people there that was going through hard times.My counselor an (so...

JK

I was here in 2008, before the renovations, and it was a good experience. I returned in 2014 to find that it was simply horrible. Way too many patients for the number of counselors. Some of the employ...

L C

No family support. No communication or responsible conversation with parents or siblings. Poor discharge plans. Unresponsive to concerns. Use HIPA as an excuse.

M

My son has done very well at this facility and it has really made a difference in his thinking and behavior. It is an open campus... I don\'t think there is a way to have an open campus and complete...

CW

Affordable with insurance History of good offerings now not so. It is riding on past reputation. Don't let the new building fool you. Staff turnover is high and patient care is suffering due to shorta...

Anonymous

Provides great overall knowledge of the disease of addiction and how to effectively treat it through the 12 steps. The facility's main weakness that sticks out particularly, is the performance/dedic...

Anonymous

Great staff

Anonymous

In the middle of the mountains, not up to date. They care about the patients

Anonymous

Talked a lot, Didn't back up talk

Anonymous

Not enough control of facilities for infiltration of drugs places all residents at risk. My relative did not stay disciplined about recovery. Environment control poor

Anonymous

The budding was old, Great staff

Anonymous

friendly, family oriented, small, remote. Got help and got clean

C. H. F.

Lack of one on one counseling. Failure to give patients their meds. Pushing patients to go on methadone as opposed to other options. Bring politics into play with the patients.

Anonymous

Empathy was a strength. Funding needs improvement. Awesome staff

James

this place was dirty and not well maintained the staff was only there for the pay check and not to help those in need and they had no exercise equipment or place to exercise..they failed in every inst...

Anonymous

I enjoyed the facility.

JB

KEPT ME 3 DAYS-- GAVE SMALL DOSE OF METAHDONE WITH SMALLER DOSE EACH DAY AND THEN SENT ON MY WAY. STILL JUST AS ADDICTED AS WHEN I CAME IN WENT IMMEDIATELY AND GOT ME SOME OXYCODONE.

Anonymous

It helped for awhile. I felt the counseling could have been better.Several people,including my now ex husband were able to get away with things they should not have been doing. It wasn't successful co...

Veronica

Relapse prevention was really enforced, which was nice. However, it was an old campus that needs to be updated. Hang in there, you'll make it.

Brittney

The program, counseling, groups and staff were great. The holistic side and exercise could be better and the facility could be nicer. It was a very good program but with the money they are making, the...

JSS

Best place ever; I didn't want to leave.

Anonymous

There is a small family atmosphere, which was nice. However it was kind of remote. I actually enjoyed my stay there, they were very goal oriented and helpful.

Anonymous

The counseling was great and it helps. However, it was far from home.

Anonymous

It is a very low key down home style. However, the location was a downfall-- the facility is remote. I honestly would recommend this center to anyone who is struggling.

Anonymous

Helps you to have a strong sense of self. Makes you feel worthy. Cost was way too high. There were not enough counselors. They really try to help you. The counselors were involved and attentive. But t...

Anonymous

Per report, the treatment offered is effective and offered participants a network within each other they can reach out to long after completing the program. However, there was an instance with an empl...

Susan

The staff and the program was great. However, the offsite housing was a downfall.

Anonymous

It was not very clean and I was displeased with the holistic offerings.

Anonymous

I found the facility to be dirty, food was not nutritional, no exercise offered daily, nothing besides AA/NA offered. Place was nuts after meds were handed out at night because they were sharing w eac...

Roxanne

It is helpful, the staff means to be helpful, the nursing staff is amazing and treats you like family, but the counselors are lacking and rather than looking at you as an individual, they compare you ...

Tiffany

The location is centered in Galax which to me, is nice because there is access to extracurricular activities. However, the location wasn't as private as he had hoped. They were very willing and eager...

James

I am three years clean. This place changed my life. They help you with coping skills. However, the activities were a downfall.

Anonymous

The instructors were terrible and very rude. Meals and exercise opportunities were good.

Anonymous

I don't think they have the best staff. There isn't a doctor on premises at all times, and there ought to be one available always. They are not good for people who have physical problems, and substanc...

Anonymous

It was a decent experience and I was able to get the help that I needed. They focused on helping the patient. The location made it harder to get to.

JB

This facility is terrible. It is about money and not patient care. It is noisy and dirty. Visiting areas are not private. My counselor agreed with all of my concerns. When I was told there was a bed ...

LW

The other places weren't able to assist with medical care but this location did assist with medical care as well as rehab/detox. However, family needs to be involved and all friends from the "old circ...

DBL

The treatment is too expensive for what is provided. I was not impressed by this facility. There is no followup as we do not have facilities close by. She went right back to using within a year.

Andy

They are the best. These people care, they are former addicts, they are pro's

Tim

The group and individual therapy was top notch. Really prepared you to reenter society.

CRR

The staff wants to see you succeed... you are not just a number.

DME

My child had a good outcome, just wish they offered longer than 30 day program

Anonymous

Great place to send a family member.

Lisa

They do not treat you like criminals, you get freedom if earned, most of the staff is in recover

JJD

I was serious and they took me seriously. They also helped my son with opiate addiction.

Tim

This is not a vacation facility. It a serious no bs rehab center. It is geared to get you back into the world.

KAB

I went to a halfway house in NC for 3 months after I left.

KLF

This facility and it's counselors are very disrespectful. They are only concerned with pushing patients through the program. They always put you down if you expressed an opinion that they didn't like....

BW

Great place to get help!

Lincoln

Had an awesome (two) experience at Galax. its a 12 step program and that has helped so many people, but it obviously hasn't worked for me. In any case, the people at the life center are awesome. The...

STL

I accomplished my goals and am still clean and sober. I was pleased with the caring and group therapy as well as individual therapy. The time spent with with other addicts was also helpful.

JSS

Helped me get clean.

GU

The facility is not locked (giving a feeling of power in your decisions). Many wiped out years of jail time by completing program. Alternatives to withdraw are given by doctors or staff. Some medicine...