Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 Wichita 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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What is Group Therapy

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is an intricate disorder that does not always respond to easy solutions.

Those who are grappling with addiction and the behavioral, physical, psychological, and emotional battles that come with it require effective treatment that will help them sort through each one of these areas of concern and understand how they relate to the development of an addiction. Group therapy can be an essential aspect of care in helping patients gain this knowledge.

Group therapy consists of a group of people working together in a therapeutic setting. Small group therapy sessions tend to be led by one counselor, while larger group therapy sessions are often led by more than one counselor.

Similar to individual therapy, group therapy works to help patients understand the emotional and behavioral components of their addiction in ways that let them thoroughly address them. Addiction rarely ever develops out of thin air, as it is often brought on by external issues such as pressure, mood disorders, stress, self-esteem problems, trauma, abuse, and more. Group therapy offers up a place for patients to come together to explore these issues as they relate to addiction and recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is effective because of the skillful counselors that lead the sessions and the patients who choose to actively engage in this setting by offering up their own personal vantage points. Some of the many objectives of group therapy include:

  • Universality – Alleviating one’s feelings of being isolated by sharing in the commonality that is provided by other group participants
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining sturdy insight into one’s own problems by listening to others share their achievements and setbacks
  • Interpersonal learning – Obtaining a education by learning from the experiences and feelings of others all while being able to share one’s own truths
  • Altruism – Seeing the value in adding to the betterment of the lives of others
  • Hope – Knowing that others have overcome similar challenges, and feeling like one can as well
  • Information – Getting more information on addiction as a disease and the process of addiction recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Putting new behaviors into effect just by watching the positive actions of the counselor and other group participants
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of validation, belonging, and purpose by sharing experiences with others
  • Catharsis – Feeling relieved from heavy feelings of shame and being upset by speaking about one’s own struggles

At Wichita Comprehensive Treatment Center, we understand how beneficial group therapy can be when it is incorporated into a complete medication assisted treatment program. By joining counselors and patients together in a safe and structured setting, we are able to develop an environment that fosters collaboration and productivity wherein challenges and achievements can be put into appropriate perspective so all participants can benefit. This form of therapy offers up critical information, countless therapeutic insights, and extended support that can dramatically increase a patient’s ability to sustain recovery.

There is no one medication or treatment modality that will serve as a single solution for all of an individual’s addiction-related problems. Within a medication assisted treatment program, a number of elements are put together to offer patients a comprehensive approach to treating addictions to opioids. Treatment that is structured in this way ultimately guides patients towards drug-free lives, and group therapy is a fundamental element that can round out this type of care.

If you or someone you care for could benefit from group therapy and the other aspects of our complete medication assisted treatment program, reach out to us right now.