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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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 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.
  • 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 involved disease that resists straightforward solutions. Individuals who are addicted to opioids battle against psychological, physical, emotional, and behavioral obstacles that often require professional help. To be effective, treatment programs must work to acknowledge all the challenges that an individual has faced that have led to the development of his or her addiction. Specific forms of therapy, such as group therapy, can be instrumental in helping an individual achieve sobriety.

The experience of group therapy includes the participation of numerous patients. In most cases, group therapy sessions will be led by one counselor, however, in the event that there is a larger group of individuals participating, more counselors might be involved.

Like individual therapy, group therapy works to help individuals acknowledge and process the behavioral and emotional effects that have added to their opioid addiction. It is highly uncommon for an addiction to develop for no reason, as issues like stress, societal pressure, history of trauma, mood disorders, low self-esteem, etc. often serve as underlying causes of addiction. Group therapy offers up an environment where individuals can feel comfortable discussing issues such as these, as well as other topics related to recovery.

Objectives of Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is often effective because of the talent of the therapist, as well as the participation of the individuals. It is the job of the individual to share him or herself as openly and honestly as possible during the treatment process in order to obtain the most benefit. Below are the primary objectives of group therapy:

  • Universality – Helping to reduce feelings of isolation by highlighting shared experiences and emotions with others
  • Self-understanding – Learning to understand oneself through listening to the achievements and challenges that others are facing
  • Interpersonal learning – Being able to learn from the expressions of emotions of others, all while being able to contribute one’s own feelings
  • Altruism – Seeing the benefit of contributing to a group and bettering others lives as a result
  • Hope – Knowing that others have faced similar challenges and gotten through them
  • Information – Becoming educated about addiction as a disease as well as the steps of recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Obtaining new coping skills and strategies that come from watching others exhibit positive behavior
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of belonging and validation from sharing experiences with others
  • Catharsis – Relieving oneself of shameful and upsetting emotional pain by talking about one’s issues in a public setting

At Milwaukee Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we value group therapy as an important part of an overall treatment program. By allowing therapists and patients to join forces in a structured and secure environment, our centers offer a fruitful and collaborative atmosphere where challenges and achievements can be appreciated in the appropriate perspective and talked through with positivity in mind. All of the information, therapeutic intuition, and endless support obtained through group therapy can help individuals achieve long-term recovery.

It is important to understand that no medication or therapeutic approach is going to be the end-all, be-all of an issue as complex as opioid addiction. Instead, it often takes a combination of the two, which we are pleased to offer as part of our medication assisted treatment programming. Through this proven-effective treatment partnership, addicted individuals can put an end to their opioid addiction and begin to live happier, healthier lives.

If you or someone you care for is in need of treatment that includes group therapy, reach out to our medication assisted addiction treatment program today.