Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Sacramento 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sacramento 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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • 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

Group Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

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What is Group Therapy

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is a disease that is not easily solved through simple approaches.

Individuals battle with the behavioral, physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction. Therefore, in order to provide the best form of well-rounded care, treatment programs must be prepared to acknowledge and address each of those issues and how they contributed or developed in response to the addiction. Group therapy is an excellent way for individuals to achieve this goal.

Within a group therapy setting, individuals will simultaneously participate with one another. Small groups of participants are led by one counselor, while bigger groups are led by many counselors.

Similar to individual therapy, group therapy in a medication assisted treatment program is designed to help individuals recognize and work through their behavioral and emotional issues that contributed to or stem from their addictions. It is important to note that addiction rarely ever develops out of thin air, as external issues like pressure, stress, trauma, mental health conditions, a history of abuse, low self-esteem, and so on can trigger and/or fuel an addiction. Group therapy offers individuals the space to work through these challenges, as well as other issues that pertain to addiction and recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is effective for a number of reasons, which include the talents of the counselor and the participation of the other individuals. Below are some of the primary objectives of group therapy:

  • Universality – Reducing feelings of isolation through realizing the similarities of other individuals’ feelings to one’s own
  • Self-understanding – Learning more about oneself through listening to other participants talk about their journeys
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences of others all while consistently sharing one’s one feelings and understandings
  • Altruism – Seeing the benefit in contributing to others’ wellbeing
  • Hope – Recognizing that others have overcome similar challenges and feeling that oneself can accomplish the same achievements
  • Information – Obtaining an education on addiction and recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Obtaining new, positive skills just by watching the actions of counselors and other participants
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling like one belongs and has purpose by receiving validation from others in the group who can relate to the individual
  • Catharsis – Feeling free from heavy emotions like shame by talking with others about one’s struggles

At Sacramento Comprehensive Treatment Center, we recognize how important group therapy is within a medication assisted treatment program. By allowing patients to collaborate with one another in a welcoming and secure environment, we are able to establish a place wherein individuals can share all aspects of their recovery in ways that benefit everyone involved. Group therapy has the ability to offer critical information, support, and therapeutic insights that can encourage an individual to continue seeking long-term recovery.

There is no one simple solution or medication that can end an opioid addiction. Within a medication assisted treatment program, however, several treatment components are blended so that each individual can yield the success that programs such as these have been proven to provide. Group therapy is viewed as an essential element to this approach.

If you or someone you care for is struggling with addiction and can benefit from group therapy or other aspects of medication assisted treatment, reach out to us right now.