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 Sandhills 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 Sandhills 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 the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Due to the complexity of addiction, there is no singular cure. In order for individuals struggling with chemical dependency to achieve sobriety, they must tackle the psychological, behavioral, physical, and emotional components of addiction. Achieving success within a treatment program involves gaining an understanding as to why substance abuse and addiction occurred in the first place. Among the treatment methods in existence, group therapy is one of the most effective types of interventions used to help those battling addiction come to understand the root causes of their self-destructive behaviors.

Group therapy is a therapeutic medium that involves multiple patients within a single session. These sessions are typically led by one counselor, although some sessions may include multiple professionals in addition to several patients.

The goal of group therapy within addiction treatment is to help patients recognize both the social and emotional influences that may have contributed to their decision to turn to opioids in the first place. It is extremely common for external stressors to contribute to the abuse of substances and group therapy provides patients the opportunity to discuss these contributors, as well as additional issues related to recovery and addiction.

Group therapy is successful due to the contributions of the counselor leading the sessions as well as the individual patients who share their own experiences, emotions, and perceptions while in session. The following are the central goals and philosophies of group therapy:

  • Universality: Helping to ease feelings of segregation by highlighting the common feelings and occurrences between members of the group.
  • Self-understanding: Acquiring understanding into one’s own problems by listening to other group members communicate their progression as well as their setbacks.
  • Interpersonal learning: Learning from the opinions and experiences of other group members, while also being able to openly communicate one’s own perception and understanding.
  • Altruism: Feeling the importance of contributing to the improvement of others’ lives.
  • Hope: Realizing that others have risen above difficult situations or emotions that one may currently be experiencing.
  • Information: Educating oneself about the disease of addiction, as well as the recovery process.
  • Imitative behavior: Acquiring new abilities and tactics by observing the positive behaviors of both the counselors and others in the group.
  • Cohesiveness: Feeling a sense of fitting in, determination, and justification by sharing the therapeutic experience with others.
  • Catharsis: Experiencing freedom from embarrassment or other emotional pain by publicly communicating one’s own struggles
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers believes in the importance of incorporating group therapy within our comprehensive medication assisted treatment programs. By providing patients with counselor-led structured sessions, individuals are able to come together to openly communicate their struggles and successes amongst other patients who truly understand addiction. Group therapy provides patients with the education, insights, and support required to successfully achieve long-term sobriety.

While there is no singular cure to break free from the chains of addiction, Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide a comprehensive approach that gives patients the tools necessary to achieve recovery. By utilizing group therapy within our comprehensive approach, patients have proven to be highly successful in recovery.

If you or someone you love would benefit from group therapy as well as the other program components of Sandhills Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact us today.

Adults who meet certain financial and residential criteria may be eligible to receive free treatment at Pinehurst CTC through June 30, 2021.

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