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 Inland Empire CTC Cluster 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 Inland Empire CTC Cluster.

  • 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 Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is a complicated disease that does not respond to simple solutions.

Those who are addicted to drugs like opioids battle with psychological, physical, behavioral, and emotional struggles. To help bring about a positive solution, treatment programs must help these individuals work through the many issues that have led to or developed as a result of their addictions. One of the most effective means of treatment that can help bring about sobriety is group therapy.

Group therapy includes the consistent participation of a number of different patients. Each session is generally led by one counselor, however if there is a larger amount of participants in a session, more than one counselor will conduct the session.

Similar to individual therapy, group therapy is utilized in addiction treatment to help acknowledge and work through the behavioral and emotional impacts of substance abuse. It is rare that an addiction develops for no underlying reason at all, as issues such as stress, pressure, abuse, trauma, mood disorders, self-esteem problems and more can contribute to addiction development. Within a group therapy setting, patients can utilize the environment to help speak about these issues and others that pertain to addiction.

Group therapy is most effective partly because of the skills of the counselors and partly because of the participation from patients. Below are the fundamental objectives behind group therapy:

  • Universality – Aiding in the relief of feelings of isolation by discussing similar feelings amongst other participants.
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insight into your own problems by effectively listening to other patients as they express their successes and setbacks.
  • Interpersonal learning – Sharing your own personal experiences with others as they share theirs with you.
  • Altruism – Seeing the value of adding to the quality of others’ lives.
  • Hope – Knowing that others have experienced similar challenges, and seeing that they have overcome them.
  • Information – Obtaining a deeper education about addiction as a disease and the benefits of recovery.
  • Imitative behavior – Achieving a new skill set by watching the uplifting behaviors of both the therapist and the other participants.
  • Cohesiveness – Sensing the feelings of belonging, validation, and purpose that come from sharing experiences with others.
  • Catharsis – Obtaining a sense of relief from emotions (such as shame) by talking about personal challenges in public.
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

At Inland Empire Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we value the many benefits of group therapy in a medication assisted treatment program. Through pairing counselors and patients together in the welcoming and safe environment that is group therapy, we can establish an atmosphere that champions collaboration over struggles. Here, patients can obtain an appropriate perspective and conduct a discussion that is held in a manner that boasts therapeutic benefits for everyone involved. Group therapy offers critical information, productive insights, and support that can help set a patient up for success in recovery.

There is no quick fix that can help relieve an individual from the enormous weight of addiction. When participating in a medication assisted treatment program, a number of different methods are utilized in a comprehensive approach that can effectively aid patients in putting an end to their addictions once and for all. As a result, group therapy is essential.

If you or someone you love can benefit from group therapy and other aspects of medication assisted treatment, reach out to us today.