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 Boston 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.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at Boston 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, including telehealth, 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.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • 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

Group Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

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What is Group Therapy

What is Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is a complicated disease that rejects easy solutions.

Those who are addicted to substances grapple with the behavioral, psychological, emotional, and physical aspects of addiction. For this reason, in order for treatment to be as effective as possible, programs must address all of the issues that have added to or developed in response to a patient’s addiction. Group therapy can be a vital resource in helping patients achieve this goal.

Group therapy includes the simultaneous participation of a number of different patients. These sessions typically involve one therapist who works with a small group of patients. Some group sessions are larger in size, in which case more than one therapist is often present.

Similar to the goal of individual therapy, the role of group therapy in treating addiction is to acknowledge and sort through the behavioral and emotional issues that are linked to a patient’s substance abuse. Addiction almost never develops out of thin air, as external causes often trigger its development. Things such as trauma, stress, pressure, abuse, mood disorders, or self-esteem issues can all bring about a substance abuse problem. Group therapy offers patients the time and space needed to work through these issues, as well as other addiction-related issues throughout their recovery.

Group therapy is able to be effective because of the skills of the therapist and the participation of the patients who dedicate themselves to sharing their insights, thoughts, and experiences. Below are some of the basic goals and principles of group therapy:

  • Universality – Removing feelings of isolation from oneself by recognizing the commonality of feelings amongst other members of the group
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insight into one’s own problems related to substance abuse by listening to other patients share their achievements and setbacks
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the shared experiences and thoughts of other patients while also sharing one’s own emotions
  • Altruism – Seeing the value in adding to the betterment of others’ lives
  • Hope – Recognizing that others have defeated similar struggles, and feeling like one can accomplish the same
  • Information – Learning more regarding addiction as a disease and the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Establishing new skills just from watching the positive behaviors of other patients and therapists
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a strong sense of purpose, validation, and belonging by sharing in this process with others
  • Catharsis – Relieving oneself of negative feelings (such as shame) by speaking publically about one’s own challenges

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

At Boston Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we value group therapy as a part of the overall comprehensive medication assisted treatment approach we provide. By joining therapists and patients together in a setting that supports safety and structure, we can encourage productivity and collaboration where challenges and achievements related to addiction can be put into proper light and worked through in ways that benefit all involved. Group therapy is viewed as a medium to obtain therapeutic insight, support, and endless information that can dramatically improve an individual’s odds at achieving lasting recovery.

There is no one medication or therapeutic technique that can erase a substance abuse problem from an individual’s life. Within a medication assisted treatment program, these elements are blended together in a complete effort to help individuals put an end to their substance abuse and begin living a healthier lifestyle. Group therapy is a key component in that effort.

If you or someone you care for could benefit from group therapy and the other aspects of a medication assisted treatment program, please contact us right now.