Pathways Residential Treatment Center

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Pathways Residential Treatment Center

When you find yourself relying on drugs or alcohol to get through the day, and it’s interfering with work, relationships, and life, it’s important to get treatment. Without it, you may find yourself slipping into a more dangerous drug or alcohol addiction that can have serious  consequences. We provide evidence-based, compassionate care for persons with substance use disorders and related problems. Our clinical programs bring together the best available assessment tools and treatments, ranging from psychotherapy to medication.

Pathways is just one area of Centra's full range of addiction services, Click here to learn more.

Call 434.200.4455 to speak to a Pathways intake Counselor and, together, decide the treatment path best for you.

Pathways Location

Barker Cowling
Virgina Baptist Hospital
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA

  • 21 to 28 day residential
  • Detox services for mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms
Best for
  • Individuals struggling with daily use of alcohol and drugs
  • Individuals who develop withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuing substance use.
  • We accept most forms of private insurance and most Medicaid policies.
  • Centra Health is a non-profit 501-c3 organization.   
  • 15 private rooms ensures a high staff to patient ratio. 
  • High staffing keeps clients engaged especially during early recovery. 
  • Most clients prefer the intimacy of smaller group sessions.
Clinical Leadership

Sanket Dhat, MD
Psychiatric Medical Director, Pathways Addiction & Recovery Services

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Integrated Services at Pathways
Integrated Services at Pathways

Substance use disorders are thought to be caused by an interplay of biology, social and developmental factors, and psychological characteristics. Recovery often requires first dealing with the substance use, and then addressing possible underlying issues. Successful recovery requires sustained attention to the biological, psychological, and social contributors to addiction.


Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • MAT is  the use of medications 
  • Works in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies 
  • Provides a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

Research shows for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery.

At Pathways, you will receive a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment and evaluation by a Medical doctor.

Group, individual and family therapy
Group, individual and family therapy

Research supports the use of psychotherapy for treating individuals suffering from substance use disorders. At Pathways, we combine group, individual and family therapy based upon your unique treatment needs to optimize outcomes.

Motivational interviewing
Motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an evidenced-based counseling that helps people move toward positive changes. Motivational Interviewing is a non-confrontational approach that assists individuals discover their own motivation to change by working through their personal uncertainties.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment 
  • involves a close relationship with a therapist

The therapist’s role is to help the client to:

  • create a progressive plan of recovery. 
  • find a balance between change and acceptance.
  • develop new coping skills and mindful,
  • improve unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors
Relapse prevention strategies
Relapse prevention strategies
  • Relapse prevention techniques are like items in a toolbox.
  • The more tools in the toolbox, the more likely you will be to have the right tool when the need arises.

The early months and years in recovery tend to be full of unexpected twists and turns. Preparation can make the journey a lot smoother.  Learn to spot the different relapses triggers and use the right tool to get back on track.

Exercise and Recreational activities
Exercise and Recreational activities

Part of recovery can mean discovering or rediscovering different things that you enjoy doing that add meaning to your life. At Pathways, we offer various activities in a structured setting such as:

  • Exercising (Gym and personal training available)
  • Yoga instruction
  • Therapeutic Outings
  • Art Therapy
Psychiatric consultation
Psychiatric consultation

Sanket Dhat, MD is a psychiatrist who specializes in working with addiction related issues. He can provide evaluation and consultation during treatment at Pathways Residential Treatment Center.  Dr. Dhat  is  the Psychiatric Medical Director, Pathways Addiction & Recovery Services. His areas of special interest include medical-assisted treatment for persons with substance use disorders. He is certified with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Therapists trained in addiction sciences are available for group, individual and family therapy sessions.

Twelve-step facilitation
Twelve-step facilitation
  • Is an evidenced based approach to treating addictions

  • Recovery Dharma – mindfulness based practice

Twelve-step meetings support the idea that individuals who attend meetings maintain abstinence from alcohol and drug use.

Click here for a list of what to bring to the Pathways Residential Treatment Center

Click here for a list of what to bring to the Pathways Residential Treatment Center
Click here for a list of what to bring to the Pathways Residential Treatment Center

Below is a general list of what you will want to pack and what you will want to leave at home before your arrival to Pathways. Our Admissions Counselors can answer any additional questions you may have   Click here for a printable list.

What to bring:

  • Casual attire-washer and dryer are available for use
  • Exercise clothing-gym shorts/shirts and sneakers
  • Weather appropriate outerwear- including umbrella
  • Personal hygiene items- shampoo/ soap/ toothbrush/toothpaste/ shaving kit
  • Medications-bring your existing prescribed medications in the original bottles
  • Smoking and tobacco products (NO VAPES!)
  • Picture ID
  • Insurance and/or prescription card
  • Books or magazines
  • Phone- this will be collected by sta and given back during breaks
  • C-Pap machine if you have one

 What NOT to bring:

  • Alcohol or non-prescription/illegal drugs
  • Vapes
  • Over the counter medications and vitamins
  • Camera, tablet or laptop
  • Aerosol cans
  • Perfumes/Cologne or any product containing alcohol
  • Inappropriate or revealing clothing- including clothing with alcohol or drug logos/graphics
  • Expensive jewelry or clothing
  • Outside food, drink, or candy
  • Guns, knives or any item that can be used as a weapon

**Please note that the safety of our patients is our top priority so your bags can be subject to search.