Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at West Virginia CTC Cluster to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

In adherence to the social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC, we have implemented strict protocols at our clinic to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

  • Patients who have active symptoms of illness or a fever of 100 degrees or higher must call ahead to arrange after-hours dosing.
  • The number of people allowed inside the building at any given time is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines.
  • The number of people waiting in line is restricted based on county, state, and federal guidelines, and those present must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from one another.
  • To maintain line restrictions, patients are asked to wait in their cars until direction is given.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at West Virginia CTC Cluster.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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What Is Group Therapy

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

The complexity of addiction extends beyond a simple cure.

Individuals struggling with the emotional, physical, social, and mental components of addiction must obtain treatment that addresses each issue in order for long-term recovery to be achieved and sustained. One extremely beneficial intervention utilized within treatment is group therapy.

Group therapy is a therapeutic intervention that includes multiple patients within a singular therapeutic session. Typically, group therapy sessions involve one counselor working simultaneously with a small group of patients, although some group therapy sessions use multiple counselors as well. Group therapy aims to pinpoint and deal with the social and emotional influence that may have aided in the abuse of opioids in the first place. Numerous external influences, such as stress, trauma and abuse, self-esteem issues, and other types of emotional turmoil, can lead to many individuals resorting to the use of opioids as a way to self-medicate. Group therapy provides patients with a safe environment in which to discuss their progress towards recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is successful due to both the counselors leading the sessions, as well as the patients who are participating. The following are the primary goals and principals of group therapy:

  • Universality– Assisting in easing the feelings of segregation by emphasizing the common feelings and experiences between members of the group.
  • Self-understanding– Obtaining a deeper insight into one’s own problems by listening to other group members discuss their progression and setbacks throughout treatment.
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from the opinions and experiences of others in the group, while being able to openly communicate one’s own feelings and experiences.
  • Altruism– Understanding the value of aiding in the improvement of the lives of others.
  • Hope– Recognizing that other group members have overcome difficulties that one may currently be going through.
  • Information– Understanding more about addiction as a disease, as well as the recovery process.
  • Imitative behavior – Acquiring new techniques and skills by observing the positive behaviors of the counselor, as well as other members in the group.
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of fitting in and validation by sharing experiences and feelings with other group members.
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a sense of relief from embarrassment or other emotional anguish by publicly communicating one’s struggles.

West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers understand the important role that group therapy plays in the recovery of opioid addiction. By providing patients with a safe environment in which to come together with highly trained counselors, as well as others who understand the struggles associated with addiction, patients are given the opportunity to gain support and encouragement from a network of individuals.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids and would benefit from group therapy as part of the comprehensive treatment available at West Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact us today.