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 Western Carolina CTC Cluster 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 Western Carolina CTC Cluster.

  • 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?

Individuals who are trapped in a cycle of addiction are faced with behavioral, emotional, physical, and psychological struggles that must be properly treated in order for true recovery to be achieved. Group therapy sessions provided by Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers play a valuable role in the progression of treatment for individuals who are striving to recover from opioid addictions.

This form of therapy involves multiple patients taking part in a singular session. Typically, these sessions are led by one of our qualified counselors, although in some instances multiple counselors may be present. Like individual therapy, the goal of group therapy is to pinpoint and treat the underlying emotional and behavioral factors that may have contributed to the addiction in the first place. Additional factors such as a history of abuse, mood disorders, and self-esteem issues can contribute in the development of an addiction.

Group therapy provides patients with a safe environment in which to openly discuss these issues. The effectiveness of group therapy is directly due to the counselor who is leading the session as well as the patients who are sharing their emotions and insights. The following are the core goals and values of group therapy:

  • Universality – Easing the feelings of loneliness by emphasizing the common feelings and experiences among members of the group
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insight into one’s own problems by listening to other group members openly share their progression and challenges in the recovery process
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the insights and experiences of other group members while being able to openly communicate one’s own perceptions and insights
  • Altruism – Seeing the value of aiding in the improvement of others’ lives
  • Hope – Realizing the other members of the group may have overcome challenges that one may be currently experiencing
  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction as well as the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Developing new techniques and strategies by noting the positive behaviors of the counselor as well as other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of fitting in, purpose, and support by navigating the therapeutic process with other individuals
  • Catharsis – Experiencing a sense of relief from openly sharing one’s own emotions and experiences
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers value the importance of group therapy when utilized within a comprehensive medication assisted treatment program. By providing patients with a productive and supportive environment in which to openly share their feelings, experiences, and points of view, individual patients are able to share and receive support and encouragement from their peers.

While there is no singular cure for addiction, comprehensive treatment provides patients with the highest chance of obtaining lasting recovery. Group therapy allows patients to successfully progress in their treatment towards a life free from the chains of addiction.

If you or someone you care about would benefit from group therapy as well as the other treatment options available through Western North Carolina Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact us today.