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 East Wisconsin 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 East Wisconsin 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 an intricate disease that is not treated through easy solutions.

Individuals who are grappling with the physical, behavioral, psychological, and emotional obstacles of addiction require treatment that is effective in addressing the issues that have led to the development of his or her addiction. Group therapy can be a priceless tool in helping to achieve this goal.

Group therapy is a method of care that serves as an experience for all patients who participate. Each session is typically led by one counselor, however if a session is larger and has numerous patients, more than one therapist will help lead the group.

Similar to individual therapy, group therapy requires patients to uncover and process the behavioral and emotional components that have contributed to their addiction. It is important to remember that addiction rarely develops out of thin air, as external causes often fuel the fire. For example, issues such as low self-esteem, abuse, the presence of a mental health disorder(s), and trauma can all play a role in the development of a substance abuse problem. Within the safe environment that is group therapy, patients can investigate and speak about these issues, as well as other topics that pertain to addiction and recovery.

One of the primary reasons why group therapy is effective in treating addiction is because counselors and patients work together to share insights, thoughts, and experiences. Some of the main principles of group therapy include the following:

  • Universality – Alleviating feelings related to isolation by connecting to one another through sharing commonalities
  • Self-understanding – Helping a patient obtain insight into his or her own challenges through listening to the successes and obstacles of others
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences of other patients all while contributing one’s own experiences
  • Altruism – Seeing the benefit of adding to the quality of others’ lives
  • Hope – Recognizing that other patients have overcome addiction struggles and believing that to be possible for oneself
  • Information – Obtaining education on addiction and recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Establishing skills and strategies through watching other patients and counselors displaying positive behaviors
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling as if one belongs, as well as feeling validated by sharing one’s journey with others
  • Catharsis – Experiencing freedom from feelings of shame, guilt, etc. by processing these emotions in a public setting
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

At East Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we are proud to offer group therapy, as we believe in its ability to bring value to a patient’s comprehensive medication-assisted treatment plan. We are able to bring counselors and patients together in a nonjudgmental environment where collaboration is championed. Group therapy provides a space for patients to talk about their challenges and their achievements, as well as offers a place to learn information, gather insight, and obtain support.

There is no quick or easy way to free an individual from the confines of addiction. Instead, it takes effective, comprehensive care that can bring about success for an individual. For those struggling with an opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment that incorporates therapeutic interventions can help men and women begin living lives filled with happiness and good health.

If you or someone you love is in need of comprehensive care that only East Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Centers can offer, reach out to us today.