Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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 Temecula Valley 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Temecula Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • 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 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.

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What is Group Therapy

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is a multifaceted disease that does not respond to easy solutions.

Those addicted to substances are challenged with physical, behavioral, psychological, and emotional struggles. In order to be successful, treatment programs must help these individuals address the issues that caused the addiction and/or were impacted by the addiction. Group therapy is an excellent resource in helping patients understand the factors that likely contributed to the development and continuation of an opioid addiction.

Group therapy is a treatment method that requires participants to engage with one another in a therapeutic setting. Group therapy sessions that only have a handful of participants are often conducted by one counselor, while sessions that have more participants will be lead by more than one counselor.

Like individual therapy, group therapy is designed to help individuals identify and process the behavioral and emotional influences that have added to their substance abuse problems. Very rarely does addiction just appear out of thin air. In most cases, it is outside forces such as trauma, stress, abuse, self-esteem issues, pressure, and more that serve as contributing factors to the presence of a substance abuse problem. Group therapy offers a space for individuals to discuss and work through these issues and other matters related to their recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is as effective as it is because of the talent of the counselor or counselors and the active participation of the patients who share their insights, experiences, and thoughts. Below are some of the primary principles and objectives of group therapy:

  • Universality – Aiding in the alleviation of feelings of isolation by shining a light on commonly shared experiences and feelings amongst one another
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining a healthy vantage point into one’s own challenges by listening to other peers speak about their successes and obstacles
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences and thoughts of others all while feeling comfortable sharing one’s own testimony
  • Altruism – Seeing the value in adding to the betterment of other people’s lives
  • Hope – Knowing that others have worked through difficulties that one might be currently going through
  • Information – Obtaining a stronger education on addiction as a disease and the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Establishing new skills and strategies from watching the counselor’s and the participants’ positive behaviors
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of purpose, belonging, and validation by sharing in the group therapy experience with others
  • Catharsis – Sharing feelings such as shame by speaking about one’s struggles publically

At Temecula Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center, we recognize how valuable group therapy can be when incorporated into a complete medication assisted treatment program. When counselors and patients join forces in an environment that is safe and inviting, all challenges and achievements can be processed in an appropriate manner. Group therapy offers critical information, important therapeutic insights, and exceptional support that can dramatically improve a patient’s ability to sustain recovery for the long-term.

There is no one medication, therapy session, or technique that can free an individual from his or her addiction. Instead, recovery requires a number of elements to be combined with one another so that success can be yielded and patients can stop using and start living a healthy lifestyle. Group therapy can be a critical element to this achievement.

If you or someone you love needs help and can benefit from group therapy, please contact Temecula Valley Comprehensive Treatment Center today.