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 Portland 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 Portland 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 addicted to opioids often struggle with psychological, physical, behavioral, and emotional issues. Treatment programs must be prepared to address each of these issues that have likely led to or developed in response to an individual’s addiction. Group therapy is one of the best ways to help bring these issues to the surface and work through them successfully.

Group therapy, a therapeutic experience that includes the participation of a number of different patients, is usually led by one of more counselors depending on the size of the group.

Addiction rarely develops out of thin air, therefore, similar to individual therapy, group therapy is designed to recognize and address the emotional and behavioral struggles that have lent themselves to substance abuse. In many cases, external factors like stress, abuse, trauma, or self-esteem issues can lead to the abuse of substances, of which can develop into an addiction. Group therapy offers an atmosphere wherein individuals afflicted with these issues can work through and talk about them in the company of others who can relate.

Group therapy is most effective partly because of the therapist and his or her skills, as well as the participants and their ability to share thoughts, emotions, experiences, and insights with the group. The primary objectives listed below are some of the benefits of group therapy:

  • Universality – Decreasing feelings of alienation and isolation by expressing similar experiences amongst other group members
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insights into one’s own problems by listening to the other participants share their successes and their challenges
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the thoughts and opinions of others, all while being able to share one’s own personal testimonies and feelings
  • Altruism – Seeing the importance and value in contributing to the betterment of the group as a whole
  • Hope – Realizing that others have overcome similar addiction-related battles and feeling that one can do so, too
  • Information – Obtaining more insight and education about addiction as a disease and the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Creating new skills all from observing the behaviors of others in the group (including the counselor)
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of belonging and validation by sharing in therapy with others
  • Catharsis – Relieving oneself from powerful feelings such as shame and guilt by expressing one’s struggles
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

At Portland Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we understand the value that group therapy can have when incorporated into a medication assisted treatment program. Through joining patients together within an environment that is welcoming and structured, men and women can work collaboratively so that all obstacles and achievements are put in perspective and talked through in ways that help all individuals involved. Group therapy is an excellent source of information, support, and insight, all of which can dramatically help an individual enhance his or her recovery.

There is no one medication that can cure all of the issues associated with the struggles of addiction. In a medication assisted treatment program, numerous elements are worked into a comprehensive plan that can provide individuals with success in ending their abuse patterns and starting a life that is happy and healthy.

If you or someone you care for could benefit from group therapy and the other services that a medication assisted treatment program can provide, please contact us today.