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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Benefits of Individual Therapy

Benefits of Individual Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Those who are challenged with an addiction are more likely to struggle with overcoming obstacles outside of their basic dependency on a given substance. The causes of addiction are not specified to the actual act of consuming the substance, but rather to a number of other emotional factors that can add to addiction development. Therefore, we believe that the inclusion of individual therapy in a medication assisted treatment program can be highly beneficial.

Individual therapy is a therapeutic approach that connects a patient with a counselor. Working on a one-on-one basis, a patient can work alongside a counselor to recover from an addiction to substances such as morphine, prescription pain medications, or heroin. Benefits of partaking in individual therapy can include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Distinguishing past trauma that could have added to the abuse of substances
  • Establishing new perspectives surrounding the obvious and hidden causes of addiction
  • Developing coping skills that help reduce stress or negative feelings
  • Sorting out challenges and achievements throughout treatment
  • Implementing strategies that help individuals avoid situations where their sobriety might be threatened
  • Creating individual goals for the future and the present

An individual can better prepare himself or herself for a future free of drug abuse if he or she is able to understand his or her feelings, behaviors, emotions, and causes behind the choices that have been made while abusing substances. Individual therapy is an excellent means of encouraging this type of discussion, as a person can receive ample support from his or her counselor.

In addition to the above listed benefits, individuals that participate in individual therapy can also experience the following benefits throughout treatment:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased sense of self-awareness
  • Improved self-esteem

These benefits, plus many more, can be a foundation for individuals to begin growing in the right direction; one that does not include the constraints of addiction.

Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery

At Portland Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we feel that individual therapy is a primary component to providing treatment for each and every patient desiring to move past his or her addiction to morphine, heroin, or prescription painkillers. Encouraging men and women to work through their recovery in an environment that encourages a partnership between patient and counselor can help increase their emotional stability, as well as help keep them on track with all recommendations provided throughout treatment. Our understanding and talented counselors circle back with all patients to check in on the progress of their treatment, as well as address any concerns that might come up while receiving care at one of our centers.

With the inclusion of individual therapy into a medication assisted treatment program, we at Portland Comprehensive Treatment Centers offer care that can change the lives of individuals and help them get their lives back on track and develop skills that will help them live happy lives. If you or someone you love needs the comprehensive care that we can provide, please reach out to us today.