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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage 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 Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Individuals who are struggling with addiction must confront the behavioral, psychological, and emotional challenges that are known to contribute to the development of an addiction. In order for treatment to effective, patients must obtain support and treatment for these factors. By including group therapy into a patient’s treatment plan, patients can address and process the underlying causes of their addiction.

While some sessions may differ, the majority of group therapy sessions utilize a one counselor who leads a group of multiple participants. Similar to individual therapy, the main goal of group therapy is to address the underlying factors that may have contributed to addiction in the first place. Since numerous external factors such as stress, trauma, abuse, as well as mood disorders can all contribute to addictive behaviors, group therapy provides patients with a safe environment in which to openly discuss these topics.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

The success of group therapy is due to the participants who offer support and encouragement while sharing their experiences and insights with other group members. The following are the main principles and objectives of group therapy sessions:

  • Universality – Eliminating feelings of seclusion by emphasizing the common feelings and experiences between members of the group
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insight into one’s own problems by listening to other patients discuss their treatment progression and setbacks
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences and viewpoints of others while being able to openly communicate one’s own thoughts and feelings
  • Altruism – Seeing the value in improving the lives of others
  • Hope – Realizing that other group members have progressed through challenges that one may be currently experiencing
  • Information – Learning about the disease of addiction and the recovery process from the counselor(s) leading the group
  • Imitative behavior – Learning new skills through the observation of the counselor who is leading the sessions as well as other group participants
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of purpose and fitting in by sharing in the therapeutic process with others
  • Catharsis – Experiencing a sense of relief by openly communicating one’s own emotions and viewpoints publicly

Anchorage Treatment Solutions believes that group therapy provides patients with the tools and support necessary to progress toward lasting recovery. By working closely with our qualified counselors, patients are able to work with their peers in a safe and supportive environment. Discussing struggles, setbacks, and triumphs with other individuals can help patients can gain a deeper understanding of their own emotions.

Although there is no single cure for addiction, patients who take part in comprehensive treatment are more likely to achieve long-term recovery. If you or someone you love is battling an addiction to opioids, please contact Anchorage Treatment Solutions today. We are here to help you take the first steps towards an opioid-free life.