Call us at 434-200-4455 for information about our residential program.
The Pathways Lodge is on 100 acres in a mountain top facility.
Our ancillary programs include a gym and yoga.

Addiction Services

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Addiction Services

If you or a loved one are struggling with misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, or opioids such as Oxycontin or Percocet, Centa offers comprehensive services to set you on a path toward recovery. We know that substance misuse changes normal desires and priorities. It changes normal behaviors and interferes with the ability to work, go to school, and to have good relationships with friends and family.

We’re here to help you.

Addiction Treatment at Centra

Centra provides comprehensive support for individuals who want to reduce chemical dependency and regain control of their lives. Knowing that substance use is often seen alongside other psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and trauma, our programs leverage the expertise and wide-ranging mental health and evaluative services throughout Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital and CMG Piedmont Psychiatric Center.

Addiction care is provided in a variety of environments—including inpatient, residential, and outpatient programs - in order to meet the needs of all out patients. In-depth assessment, personalized treatment, case management, and ongoing support and education are hallmarks of these services.

Our residential program, Pathways Recovery Lodge, has 15 private rooms with baths, incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking trails, workout facilities, and caring staff who provide personalized treatment to clients as they begin their recovery. 

Call us now at 434 - 200 - 4455

Additional Programs

  • Medicated Assisted Treatment
  • Medical Stabilization - at Virginia Baptist Hospital where patients in withdrawal are medically supervised by physicians and nurses, typically for 3-4 days. That unit accepts patients with Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program -where local/regional clients come for treatment for three hours, four days a week for six weeks, either during the day or in the evening.

Insurance & Cost

  • We accept most forms of private insurance.
  • Centra Health is a non-profit 501-c3 organization.   

Comprehensive Treatment Practices

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 the issues underlying it. Our comprehensive treatment practices are listed below:

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • is  the use of medications 
  • MAT used 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 & Psychiatrist, Dr. Sanket Dhat.  Dr. Dhat specializes in addiction treatment and medication management.

Psychiatric Consultation
Psychiatric Consultation

Psychiatrists are available for one on one sessions.

Dialectical Interviewing
Dialectical Interviewing
  • emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment 
  • involves a close relationship with a licensed 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
Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing
  • is goal-oriented
  • emphasizes results
  • is non-confrontational
  • helps persons with substance use disorders become motivated to take life in a new and healthier direction.
Individual, Family & Group Therapy
Individual, Family & Group Therapy
  • Therapy sessions are individualized to produce optimal outcomes for the patient
  • Therapy sessions are led by Licensed professional therapists.
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.

Twelve Step
Twelve Step
  • 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.


Exercise & Recreational Activities
Exercise & Recreational Activities


  • An on-site gym with machines and equipment
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Other outdoor 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.