Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 are being vetted and 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Group Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

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Individuals struggling with opioid addiction battle psychological, physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Treatment centers designed to help individuals overcome these issues have to be effective and guide patients towards addressing each issue as it pertains to their addictions. Through therapeutic interventions, such as group therapy, these treatment goals can be achieved.

What is Group Therapy

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Because an addiction to opioids poses many dangers, individuals must seek comprehensive treatment in order to overcome their addiction and achieve lasting recovery. Group therapy plays a vital role in this treatment, as it gives patients the opportunity to address the physical, behavioral, psychological, and emotional components of addiction.

Group therapy is a therapeutic tool that brings together multiple participants in a single session. These sessions are typically led by one counselor, although some sessions may require the assistance of multiple counselors depending on the unique needs of each group.

Group therapy is designed to address and treat the underlying causes of a patient’s addictive behaviors so that they can properly progress towards recovery. External factors such as stress, mood disorders, a history of trauma, and pressure can often cause an individual to abuse opioids initially. Group therapy provides patients with a supportive setting where they can openly discuss these factors while receiving treatment alongside other individuals who are facing similar challenges.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

The success of group sessions is linked to the expertise of the counselor, as well as the openness of the patients who are sharing their experiences. Open and honest communication is encouraged in order for group therapy to be most beneficial.

Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe the following to be the main principles of group therapy:

  • Universality– Removing any feelings of isolation by emphasizing the shared feelings and experiences among group members
  • Self-understanding– Learning more about your own emotions by listening to other group members openly share their insights and feelings
  • Interpersonal learning– Willingly sharing your own feelings and insights while listening to other group members share theirs
  • Altruism– Recognizing the value of aiding in the progression of other group members’ treatment
  • Hope– Coming to terms with the fact that other individuals in the group may have overcome challenges that you may currently be struggling with
  • Information– Learning more about the disease of addiction, as well as the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior– Noting the positive behaviors of your counselor and other group members in order to appropriately handle stressful or upsetting situations
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of community, support, and resolve by sharing the therapeutic process with other individuals
  • Catharsis– Learning how to let go of upsetting or unhealthy emotions

In group therapy, patients work alongside other individuals who are also seeking treatment for addiction. By working with their peers, patients can receive the support and encouragement they need to successfully progress in their treatment.

Individuals who utilize therapeutic interventions as part of their treatment plan are more likely to achieve lasting recovery. Because of this, Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers promote the use of both individual and group therapy in a patient’s individualized treatment plan.

If you or someone you care about is battling an addiction to opioids and would like to learn more about group therapy or any of our other treatment options, please contact Ohio Comprehensive Treatment Centers today. We can give you the compassionate care you need on your road to recovery.