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 Spokane 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 Spokane 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 Group Therapy

What is Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

The complexities of addiction extend beyond a simplistic cure.

Those struggling with addiction must face the emotional, behavioral, physical, and psychological hurdles that are associated with the disease of addiction in order to truly break free from its grasp. In order for treatment to provide patients with the best outcomes possible, programs must address each of these facets in order to gain an understanding of what caused the addiction in the first place. Group therapy plays an instrumental role in aiding individuals in understanding the roots of their addiction.

Group therapy is a therapeutic tool that involves numerous patients taking part in a singular therapy session. Group therapy sessions typically involve one counselor working within a small group of patients, while other sessions may utilize multiple counselors when more patients are present.

The goal of group therapy within an addiction treatment setting is to seek out and address both the emotional and behavioral influences that may have aided in the development of each individual’s addiction in the first place. Since multiple factors such as stress, pressure, psychiatric conditions, a history of trauma and abuse, and self-esteem issues can contribute to addiction, it is imperative that patients are provided a safe environment in which to explore and expand on each of these factors. Group therapy allows patients a supportive and encouraging space in which to discuss these factors to help progress towards recovery.

Group therapy pulls its effectiveness from both the counselor who is leading the session and the patients who are participating by openly communicating their individual experiences and insights with the group. The primary goals and philosophies of group therapy are as follows:

  • Universality– Assisting in lessening the feelings of separation by emphasizing the camaraderie of feelings and experiences between group members
  • Self-understanding– Acquiring insight into one’s own concerns by listening to other group members discuss their program progression, as well as any setbacks that may have taken place
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from the opinions and experiences of other group members while also being able to openly communicate one’s own perceptions
  • Altruism– Understanding the importance of contributing to the improvement of the lives of others
  • Hope– Appreciating that other group members have overcome similar difficulties that one may currently be struggling with
  • Information– Obtaining more information about the disease of addiction as well as the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior– Acquiring new approaches for how to handle situations by observing the positive behaviors of both the counselor and the other group members
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of community and validation by sharing in the therapeutic process with others
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a sense of reprieve from emotional pain by openly communicating one’s own struggles with others
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Spokane Comprehensive Treatment Center truly values the important role that group therapy plays within a comprehensive treatment program. By joining counselors and patients together within a safe and structured environment, individuals struggling with addiction are able to openly discuss their struggles and successes while gaining a strong sense of community and belonging. Group therapy provides patients with the support and encouragement required in order to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.

While there is no singular cure for addiction, there are treatment options available that can be brought together in order to form a comprehensive approach that provides individuals with the tools required to achieve recovery. Group therapy plays an essential role in the comprehensive treatment approach utilized at Spokane Comprehensive Treatment Center.

If you or someone you love would benefit from the treatment options available through Spokane Comprehensive Treatment Center and would like to learn more about them, please contact one of our dedicated intake experts today.