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 Springfield Comprehensive Treatment Center 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 Springfield Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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 Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is an intricate disorder that does not respond to simple solutions.

Individuals who are addicted to substances battle with psychological, behavioral, physical, and emotional challenges. For medication assisted treatment programs to be as effective as possible, it is imperative that they encourage patients to address all issues that contributed to an individual’s addiction in one way or another. Group therapy can be an excellent means of accomplishing this objective.

Group therapy is a therapeutic intervention where numerous patients work together simultaneously. Small group therapy sessions are led by one counselor, while larger group therapy sessions are led by more than one counselor.

Like individual therapy, group therapy in addiction treatment is geared towards helping patients pinpoint and handle the behavioral and emotional aspects that added to their addiction. A substance abuse problem very rarely ever occurs out of thin air. Instead, external forces such as trauma, abuse, stress, pressure, self-esteem problems, mood disorders, and many more often serve as a catalyst for substance abuse.

Group therapy provides patients with an atmosphere in which they can talk through these issues and how they relate to addiction and recovery. Group therapy is highly effective when the counselor is knowledgeable and the group participants actively partake in the sessions by sharing their insights, thoughts, and experiences. Below are some of the fundamental principles of group therapy:

  • Universality – Removing feelings of isolation by pointing out the commonality of feelings and experiences amongst those in the group
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insights into one’s own personal problems by listening to others in the group talk through their achievements and hang-ups
  • Interpersonal learning – Internalizing what is learned from the expressed thoughts of others, all while sharing one’s own feelings and beliefs
  • Altruism – Seeing how beneficial it can be to add betterment to another’s life
  • Hope – Recognizing that others have defeated similar obstacles that one may be facing, and feeling that one can do the same as well
  • Information – Getting educated on the disease of addiction and the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Learning new skills by watching the positive behaviors of others, including the counselor and other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a strong sense of belonging, purpose, and validation by sharing in group therapy with others
  • Catharsis – Relieving oneself from heavy feelings (such as shame) by discussing struggles in a public forum
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

At Springfield Comprehensive Treatment Center, we understand how valuable group therapy can be when it is included in medication assisted treatment program. By joining counselors and patients together in an inviting environment where they can share their personal testimonies, we are able to establish productivity and collaboration within a setting that supports the evolution from struggle to success. Group therapy provides critical information, countless therapeutic insights, and exceptional support that can dramatically improve a patient’s ability to live a recovered life.

There is no one medication, approach, or activity that will provide a patient with the key to recovery and happiness. Within a medication assisted treatment program, there are a number of elements that are combined together so that each patient can be successful in putting an end to his or her substance abuse. Group therapy is viewed as an essential element to this type of care.

If you or someone you care for could benefit from group therapy and the other aspects of medication assisted treatment, please contact us right now.