Life Center of Galax, Galax, Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia, USA
112 Painter St
Galax, VA, 24333

The Life Center of Galax Overview

The life center of Galax has been treating patients for over 40 years, over the years treatment plans have improved and been modified to keep up with the changing times, the addition of stronger painkillers in to the programs, addition of an opiate addiction treatment plan which has a high success rate and also the start of dual diagnostic treatment after gaining the license to carry it out are some of the changes that have been made to better the treatment process and help residents recover faster. This center boasts of a wide range of treatment programs that treat various addictions from cocaine to opiate addictions. The duration of programs at the life center of galax depend solely on what is being treated, different drugs require a different amount of days to be treated. This center accepts both male and female adults. The staff at the life center of Galax is trained to handle and help with any situation that may arise, the jobs given to the staff are carried out with professionalism such that residents are not inconvenienced or displeased and get to recover in a peaceful environment.

Housing and Food

The Life Center of Galax houses over 100 clients in the residential area with the rooms containing two to three beds, so no private rooms are available such that companionship is fostered between residents of the center. Men and women are housed separately in different parts of the dorms. There are sitting areas all around the center which fit into the natural scenery of the center. There are allowed smoking breaks with designated areas allocated for it so other residents are not inconvenienced. There are streams that can be seen around the center depending on the season. There are volleyball and basketball courts which residents can use at any time for recreational purposes. The grounds are maintained by the staff and surrounding community members. Breakfast is served by 7 am in the morning, lunch sometime around noon and ends the day with dinner by 5 pm. Clients eat a total of 3 nutritious meals per day. Visitations are allowed on the weekends by registered family and friends, residents who meet a requirement are allowed to go out to town on Saturday and Sundays to picnics, catch a movie and see the town. Lights out each day is by 11 pm sharp.

Treatment Options

The facility offers various types of therapy, taking the needs of the patient into consideration, these include:


The facility offers a detox program to help residents recover from alcohol dependency and drug addiction. A 24-hr nurse is made available along with a certified medical director.

Inpatient Treatment Program

The center offers a residential inpatient treatment program which involves a variety of treatment methods, so a patient is observed by a professional and given a treatment plan to suit their needs Individual therapy is available at this stage.

Outpatient Treatment Program

This level of treatment is for patients who are too busy to check themselves into an inpatient center. Patients who choose this program still get an adequate amount of treatment; the outpatient treatment includes all the treatments available at the center.

DUI/DWI Program

Patients are educated on addiction and alcoholism, and then enrolled in the 12 step recovery of AA and NA classes. After successfully completing this program a certificate is awarded, this certificate is presented to the court and lawyer to show as proof of rehabilitation.
These are the problems treated at the facility:

  • Opiate Addiction
  • PCP Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Stimulant Addiction
  • Synthetic Marijuana Addiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Meth Addiction


The Life Center of Galax offers the following therapy options:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • In-depth Counselling
  • Family Therapy

Payment Options

The Life Center of Galax has a price range of $7500-$8900 for a stay of 30 days. However, it might vary due to the wide range of treatments available at the center. Payment through insurance is available and the staff at the center will help sort through, to choose the plan that works and the insurance companies which are accepted by the center. On the official website, there is an option for online payment of bills.

Licenses and Accreditations

The Life Center of Galax is accredited by Joint Commission and licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Life Center of Galax Advantages

The Life Center of Galax boasts of a wide range of treatment programs and therapies with their extensive treatment methods and decades of experience. The best care is available to each client walking through the doors. The community supports the rehabilitation process through various activities. Weekends are allowed for visitation of families and friends and to some patients outing privileges to the town for recreational purposes. An improved medical system to combat the growing opiate addiction in the country is also in place all the while making sure other treatment plans are not neglected by the center. Alumni of the program come from time to time to lend support to patients encouraging them on the road to recovery.


Lisa. Hatcher, MS
Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Hatcher, the CEO of Life Center of Galax has 25 years of experience in healthcare management, and has risen up the ranks from regional business development director to CEO all in the span of a year at the center. She got her degrees from mountain state university where she studied both strategic leadership and business administration. Her leadership skills excellent, and has become a vital part of the community at the facility.

Tammy Eichner, RN
Director of Nursing

She joined the life center of galax team in 2017 and has been a healthy contribution to the team, her experience and skills range from inpatient care to employee wellness. She obtained a certificate of associate of science after graduating from Wythe community college. Her caring demeanor and kind treatment for both staff and patients has impacted the center greatly.

Napoleon Cuenco, MD

Dr. Napoleon Cuenco is one of the oldest serving staff at life center of galax, having served for 23 years till date. He has a number of certifications given by the American board of psychiatry & neurology in child, adult and adult psychiatry. His experience is important and greatly valued at the center.

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