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 Racine 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 Racine 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.

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

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What is Group Therapy

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is a complex disease that does not respond to easy solutions.

Addicted individuals battle with psychological, physical, emotional, and behavioral struggles. In order to be the most effective, treatment programs must work through each of these issues regardless if they were developed because of the addiction or served as a cause of the addiction in the first place. Group therapy can be pivotal in helping achieve this goal.

As the term implies, group therapy is a treatment modality that includes the participation of a number of patients. These sessions tend to be led by one counselor, however if the group is much larger, more than one counselor will lead.

Just like individual therapy, group therapy helps patients identify and address the behavioral and emotional aspects linked to their substance abuse. Addiction hardly ever occurs in a vacuum, as external forces often contribute to its development. This can include things such as stress, pressure, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, mood disorders, and more. Group therapy offers up a space for these issues and others to be ironed out successfully.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is capable of being as effective as it is because of the skills and talent of the counselor and the participation of the other patients who share their thoughts, insights, and experiences. Some of the fundamental reasons why group therapy yields great success include:

  • Universality – Helping to relieve feelings of isolation by pointing out the shared emotions and experiences of group members
  • Catharsis – Alleviating oneself from feelings of shame and guilt by expressing emotional pain publically
  • Self-understanding – Gaining strong insight into one’s own problems by listening to others share their achievements and obstacles
  • Cohesiveness – Beginning to feel like one belongs, has purpose, and is validated by sharing in group therapy with others
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences and emotions of others all while sharing one’s own
  • Imitative behavior – Establishing new skills for oneself by viewing the uplifting behaviors of the counselor and other group members
  • Altruism – Recognizing how valuable it can be to add to the betterment of others’ lives
  • Information – Educating oneself about the disease of addiction and all that recovery entails
  • Hope – Seeing that others have defeated similar challenges, and feeling like one can do the same

At Racine Comprehensive Treatment Center, we recognize how important group therapy can be to a comprehensive treatment program. By allowing counselors and patients to join forces in a structured and secure environment, we are able to establish a forum that boasts productivity and collaboration, allowing group members to share challenges and achievements. Group therapy supplies critical information, priceless insights, and exceptional support that dramatically improve a patient’s ability to stay in recovery long-term.

There is no one medication, therapeutic activity, or technique that can put an end to an addiction by itself. Within a successful medication assisted treatment program, each of these elements are combined into a complete, 360-degree approach that helps those once addicted begin living lives that are no longer tied to substance abuse. Group therapy is one crucial element to that approach.

If you or someone you love requires treatment and can benefit from an element like group therapy, please contact us right now.