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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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 Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

The complexities of addiction extend beyond a singular, simplistic solution.

Those struggling with addiction are often faced with the emotional, behavioral, physical, and psychological hurdles that accompany the disease. In order for treatment to truly be effective, a comprehensive approach must be implemented in order to address all of these issues. Group therapy, which is part of this approach, plays a vital role in tackling all of these components.

Group therapy typically involves the leadership of one counselor, however, some sessions may utilize multiple counselors depending on the number of the participants.

Both individual therapy and group therapy focus on identifying and addressing both the emotional and behavioral influences that may have aided in a patient’s addiction in the first place. Since external factors such as stress, the presence of a mental illness, previous abuse or trauma, and self-esteem issues can all contribute to the development of addiction, it is important to pinpoint these influences and allow patients to safely and openly explore what may have contributed to their addictions in order to move forward towards recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is successful due to both the knowledge of the counselor leading the session as well as the patients who are participating in the session by lending their insights into their personal experiences and viewpoints. The following are the essential goals and philosophies of group therapy:

  • Universality– Emphasizing the commonality of emotions and experiences among group members to help lessen any feelings of segregation that may take place
  • Self-understanding– Developing an awareness into one’s own issues by listening to other group members share their setbacks and achievements
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from the insights and experiences of other group members, while also being able to openly share one’s own perceptions
  • Altruism– Understanding the value of adding to the betterment of the lives of other group members
  • Hope– Becoming optimistic about the future after realizing that others have endured and overcome similar struggles in the past and/or during the recovery process
  • Information– Gaining more information about the recovery process, as well as the disease of addiction
  • Imitative behavior– Acquiring new techniques and skills by watching the positive behaviors of both the leading counselor(s) and other group members
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of purpose by sharing experiences with others
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a reprieve from guilt or other emotional pain by openly sharing one’s struggles with others

Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers truly values the importance of group therapy when utilized within a comprehensive treatment program. By providing patients with an opportunity to come together with highly qualified counselors, as well as other patients who truly understand the struggles associated with addiction, patients are given the support and treatment required to achieve and maintain long-term recovery. While there is no singular cure for addiction, taking part in a comprehensive treatment program supplies patients with the tools necessary to break free from the viscous cycle of addiction.

If you or someone you love would benefit from group therapy and the other treatment options available at Madison Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact our knowledgeable and dedicated intake team today.