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 Salem 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 Salem 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 the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Individuals who are working to overcome opioid addictions must receive care for the physical, psychological, behavioral, and emotional complexities that accompany chemical dependency. In order for treatment to be effective, a comprehensive approach must be taken in order to successfully address each of these factors. Group therapy provides patients with a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to process these components.

Typically utilizing the leadership of one counselor, group therapy sessions allow multiple patients to come together with their peers in a safe environment to discuss a variety of topics related to addiction and recovery. Like individual therapy, group sessions focus on identifying and processing the behavioral and emotional factors that have contributed to an individual’s addictive behaviors in the first place. Because external factors such as abuse, stress, and self-esteem issues can all contribute to the development of addiction, treatment must allow patients the venue in which to safely explore these different factors.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

The success of group therapy is dependent upon the expertise of the counselor who is leading the session as well as the patients who are sharing their insights and experiences with the group. The following are the philosophies and goals of group therapy at Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center:

  • Universality – Highlighting the unity of emotions and experiences amongst group members to help diminish any feelings of isolation
  • Self-understanding – Creating awareness into one’s own issues by listening to other individuals share their obstacles and achievements
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the viewpoints and experiences of other group members, while also being able to openly share one’s own emotions
  • Altruism – Seeing the value of adding to the lives of other group members
  • Hope – Accepting the fact that other individuals may have overcome hurdles that one may currently be experiencing
  • Information – Learning more about the recovery process as well as addiction
  • Imitative behavior – Developing new techniques and skills by observing the positive behaviors of both the counselor as well as other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Experiencing a sense of purpose and validation by sharing the therapeutic experience with others
  • Catharsis – Feeling a reprieve from emotional pain by openly sharing one’s struggles with other individuals

By providing patients with the chance to come together with other individuals who understand the struggles associated with addiction while under the guidance of a trained counselor, Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center is able to supply the care needed to help men and women overcome their addiction struggle effectively. Although there is no singular cure for addiction, utilizing a comprehensive treatment approach provides patients with the opportunity to address and process the emotional and physical facets of addiction in a safe environment.

If you or someone you care for would like to learn more about the therapeutic interventions and other treatment options we offer, please contact the intake team at Salem Comprehensive Treatment Center today.