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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.

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


Barker Cowling, 5th Floor
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 medicaid
  • 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
Integrated Services

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)
  • 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 full evaluation and regular follow ups from our Medical Director, Dr. Sanket Dhat.  Dr. Dhat specializes in addiction treatment and medication management. 

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

Individual, family and group therapy are combined to produce optimal outcomes for the client.  

Motivational interviewing
Motivational interviewing
  • is goal-oriented
  • emphasizes results
  • is non-confrontational
  • helps addicts become motivated to take life in a new and healthier direction.
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
Art Therapy
Art Therapy
  • helps express their thoughts and feelings that might be hard to say outloud.
  • helps those who have underlying psychological issues
  • provides an opportunity to explore, understand, and resolve issues in a person’s life that he may not feel comfortable talking about in a regular conversation.
Psychiatric consultation
Psychiatric consultation

Psychiatrists and therapists are available for one on one sessions. 

Twelve-step facilitation
Twelve-step facilitation
  • Provides providing continuing support and structure,
  • Develops sober social support systems

Twelve-step meeting attendance supports the idea that individuals who attend, and more importantly become involved in, meetings maintain abstinence from alcohol and drug use.

What to bring to the Pathways Recovery Center

What to bring to the Pathways Recovery Center
What to bring to the Pathways Recovery 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 staff 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 during your arrival. 

*If going to Medical Stabilization first, you may want to pack 2 bags. They will lock up the larger one and you can carry the smaller to Medical Stabilization with you.