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 Cape Cod 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 Cape Cod 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?

Addiction is a disorder that does not respond to easy solutions.

Addicted individuals battle psychological, physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that must be addressed in order for treatment programs to be most effective. Group therapy can help individuals realize how these issues relate to their addiction, as well as serve as an essential element in their overall recovery.

Group therapy, a therapeutic experience that includes the participation of numerous patients at one time, is generally led by one therapist. For larger groups of participants, more than one therapist will lead the session.

The role of group therapy is similar to that of the role of individual therapy in that the primary objective is to identify and process the behavioral and emotional impacts that added to the patient’s addiction. Substance abuse very rarely occurs for no reason, as external causes, such as peer pressure, mood disorders, stress, abuse, self-esteem problems, or trauma, can contribute to its development. Group therapy offers a place to work through these issues and talk about them in ways that help everyone who is engaged in the group.

Group therapy is as effective as it is because of the knowledge of the counselor who is leading the group and the willingness of the patients to participate in this setting. By sharing their insights, thoughts, and experiences, patients can benefit from the many primary objectives of group therapy, which include:

  • Universality – Providing relief from feelings of loneliness and isolation by recognizing the shared feelings and experiences of others
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining clear insight into your issues by hearing the other participants in the group talk about their achievements and hang-ups
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences and insights of others in the group, all while being able to share your own feelings
  • Altruism – Seeing the benefit of adding to the betterment of the lives of others
  • Hope – Knowing that others have defeated challenges similar to your own, and feeling hopeful of having similar outcomes
  • Information – Getting educated on addiction as a disease and the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Establishing strategies and skills by watching the uplifting behaviors of others, including the counselor and the other participants
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling like you belong, have purpose, and are validated by sharing your therapeutic experiences with others in the group
  • Catharsis – Relieving yourself of feelings of shame and other emotional upset by speaking on your struggles publically
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

At Cape Cod Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we understand the value of group therapy when it is incorporated into a medication assisted treatment program. By joining therapists and patients together in a safe and inviting environment, we are able to establish a space where successes and setbacks can be looked at with proper perspective and talked about in a beneficial manner. Group therapy offers information, support, and insight that can dramatically improve a patient’s ability to achieve long lasting recovery.

There is no one medication or technique that can cure an individual’s addiction and free him or her from the confines of it. Instead, treatment methods such as those utilized in medication assisted treatment programs work to incorporate a number of elements into a comprehensive approach that addresses all areas of an individual’s addiction. This form of care is proven to be highly effective in helping individuals establish a life that is filled with health and happiness. Group therapy is a critical aspect of care.

If you or someone you care for is in need of group therapy or other addiction-related services, please reach out to our medication assisted treatment program today.