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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Winston-Salem 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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 the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Those battling an addiction to opioids often struggle with the mental, emotional, physical, and social aspects of their addiction and must receive treatment that properly addresses each of these areas in order for lasting recovery to be achieved. Group therapy is an extremely beneficial tool that many individuals have utilized within their treatment to tackle such issues.

This therapeutic tool provides patients with the opportunity to work alongside other individuals who are also seeking assistance for addiction. Working under the guidance of a trained counselor, patients are given the opportunity to openly discuss an array of topics in relation to their addictions, as well as how to prepare for a future that does not include opioid abuse. Group therapy pinpoints the underlying factors that may have contributed to a patient’s addiction in the first place. External factors such as abuse, trauma, stress, self-esteem issues, and mood disorders are common factors amongst individuals who are struggling with an addiction. Group therapy provides individuals with a safe environment in which to examine and process these factors and properly progress towards recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

The success of group therapy is equally linked to the counselor who is leading the session and the patients who are participating. The following are the primary goals of group therapy:

  • Universality– Helping to bridge gaps between group members by emphasizing the commonality of feelings and experiences amongst members of the group
  • Self-understanding– Achieving a deeper insight into one’s own issues by listening to other group members discuss their challenges and achievements
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from the experiences and insights of others in the group while openly communicating one’s own emotions and experiences
  • Altruism– Seeing the importance of aiding in the advancement of the lives of others
  • Hope– Accepting that other group members may have overcome difficulties that one may currently be experiencing
  • Information– Learning more about addiction as a disease as well as the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Developing new techniques and skills by observing the positive behaviors of the counselor as well as other group members
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling  a sense of belonging and purpose by sharing the therapeutic experience with others
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a sense of relief from shame other emotional distress by publicly communicating one’s issues

The compassionate team of professionals at Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center understands the important value that group therapy plays in the recovery of our patients. By providing a safe and supportive environment in which to promote open communication, patients are given the opportunity to progress towards a future free from the dangerous cycle of addiction.

If you or someone that you care for is battling an addiction to opioids, please contact Winston-Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center today. We understand the challenges linked to the disease of addiction and we are here to provide patients with customized plans of treatment that match their unique goals and requirements.