Life Center of Galax

112 Painter St.
Galax, VA 24333

Program at a Glance

Located in Galax, Virginia, The Life Center of Galax is a private drug and alcohol rehab center for the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction and dual diagnosis. The Life Center opened in 1973, and was the first rehabilitation facility in Virginia specifically licensed and accredited to exclusively treat chemical dependency. Treatment includes the 12-step principles, educational lectures, counseling, gender-specific groups, sober leisure activities and relapse prevention planning.

About Life Center of Galax

Since 1973, The Life Center of Galax has provided comprehensive addiction recovery and dual diagnosis services to adult men and women who wish to heal in an environment of respect, support and warm-hearted hospitality. We provide multiple types of addiction treatment services at various levels of care, including:


Residential Treatment

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Inpatient Treatment

Methadone Maintenance

Day Treatment/Partial Services

DUI/DWI Program

Lifelong Aftercare

Chronic Pain Program

Online Recovery Program

Located in a secluded village in the rolling hills of southwestern Virginia, The Life Center features a multi-disciplinary treatment team of highly experienced professionals, includes a psychologist, a medical director who is certified in addiction medicine, a licensed family therapist, a round-the-clock staff of nurses and several certified addiction counselors.

The Life Center hosts daily 12-step meetings, as well as individual, group and family therapy; medical lectures; therapeutic experiential opportunities; and a range of leisure activities. Because addiction is a family illness, family members and significant others are encouraged to attend the family program each Saturday and Sunday while their loved one is in treatment.