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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 linked to the abuse of opioids require an integrated treatment approach.

For those that are struggling with an addiction to opioids, treatment for the physical, behavioral, emotional, and psychological components of their addiction must be received if lasting recovery is to take place. Group therapy provides patients with the ability to appropriately address each of these facets in an appropriate manner while progressing towards a future that is opioid-free.

Group therapy is a therapeutic tool that uses multiple participants within a single session. Sessions are typically led by an individual counselor, although some sessions may require the assistance of multiple counselors based upon the requirements of each group.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Like individual therapy, the main objective of group therapy is to address and treat the external influences that may have caused an individual to abuse opioids in the first place. Factors such as stress, pressure, a history of trauma, and mood disorders can often times cause an individual to turn to abuse opioids as a way to escape. Group therapy provides a safe and supportive environment in which to openly discuss these factors while working towards resolutions.

The effectiveness of group therapy is directly due to the counselor who is leading the session, as well as the individuals who are sharing their experiences, emotions, and stories with the group. The following are considered to be the primary philosophies of group therapy at Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center:

  • Universality– Eliminating any feelings of segregation by emphasizing the camaraderie of experiences and emotions between group members
  • Self-understanding– Gaining insight into one’s own emotions and viewpoints by listening to other group members share their experiences
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from other group members while also being able to openly voice one’s own feelings and insights
  • Altruism– Experiencing the importance of aiding in the advancement of the lives of others
  • Hope– Coming to terms with the fact that other members of the group may have overcome obstacles that one may currently be struggling with
  • Information– Learning more about the disease of addiction as well as what is required for recovery
  • Imitative behavior– Creating new ways in which to handle stressful situations in a healthy manner by observing the positive behaviors of other group members as well as your counselor
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of community, support, and purpose by sharing the therapeutic process with others
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a sense of freedom from once painful emotions

By providing patients with the opportunity to work alongside other individuals who are also progressing towards recovery, individuals are able to provide and receive the support and encouragement that is required in order to achieve lasting recovery.

Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center sincerely values the importance that group therapy plays in the progression of a patient’s treatment. The overall progress of our patients is increased when therapeutic interventions such as group therapy are introduced into a patient’s comprehensive treatment plan.

If you or someone that you care for is battling an addiction to opioids, please contact Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center today. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team of medical experts is here to assist you in safely breaking free from the chains of addiction and retuning to the healthy, happy, and substance-free life that you deserve to be living.