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

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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.

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What is Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction does not only house a physical component but also behavioral, psychological, and emotional challenges as well. In order for treatment to fully be effective, all components of addiction must be addressed. Individuals struggling with addiction have often found relief in the form of group therapy. Group therapy is a therapeutic practice that involves multiple individuals sharing and processing experiences in one therapeutic session. Group therapy sessions are typically small in size and are usually led by one therapist.

Just like individual therapy, the purpose of group therapy is to productively understand the influences that may have contributed to an individual’s addiction in the first place. External stressors are often the contributing factors to substance abuse and addiction. Many individuals suffer from self-esteem issues, a history of abuse, and mood disorders which can result in turning to external sources of comfort (substance abuse in many cases). Group therapy allows individuals struggling with addiction a safe environment in which they can openly discuss these external stressors amongst other individuals who understand the struggles of addiction.

The efficiency of group therapy comes from the combination of therapist as well as the participants. The qualified therapist leads the session while the individuals participating in the session are able to provide their own individual experiences and insights into matters being discussed. At Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we believe that there are specific objectives and principles behind group therapy, including:

  • Self-understanding – listening to fellow group members discuss their progression to sobriety while gaining individual insight into one’s own progression
  • Interpersonal learning – learning from the experiences of other group participants while sharing one’s own experiences and perceptions
  • Hope – realizing that others in the group have overcome difficult situations and emotions that you may currently be pushing through
  • Cohesiveness – feeling a sense of fitting in, reason, and justification through sharing the therapeutic process with others in the group
  • Universality – aiding in removing feelings of isolation by focusing on the common emotions and life experiences that have taken place amongst group members
  • Catharsis – experiencing relief from embarrassment or other emotional discomfort by discussing one’s emotional struggles in a public setting
  • Altruism – seeing the value of aiding in the advancement of the lives of fellow group members
  • Information – becoming educated about the disease of addiction and what is required to achieve sobriety
  • Imitative behavior – acquiring new skills through observation of the counselor as well as other group members
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Central Virginia Comprehensive Treatment Centers values the progress that is made when combining group therapy with medication-assisted treatment as part of a treatment plan. By joining our highly trained therapists with others struggling with addiction, we are able to create a safe and open environment where individuals are able to openly speak about their progress. Both struggles and successes can be openly discussed to help individuals stay on track toward long-term recovery.

Combining both medication and therapeutic activity together to create an all-inclusive approach, individuals are given the tools to achieve sobriety from all angles. Please contact us today if you feel that you or someone you love could benefit from group therapy as part of a complete medication-assisted treatment program. We look forward to helping you achieve the sober life that you deserve.