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 Cartersville 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 Cartersville 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 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.
  • 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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What Is Group Therapy?

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Treating the complexities of addiction extend beyond a simplistic solution.

Those who are battling an addiction to opioids must address both the physical and psychological components of addiction in order for treatment to truly be long-lasting and effective. By understanding the root causes of their addictions, patients are able to obtain the appropriate support in order to progress in their treatment. Group therapy provides patients with a safe and highly effective environment in which to receive the guidance and support necessary to move forward in their recovery.

Group therapy is a therapeutic tool that utilizes a highly qualified counselor who leads a group of patients as they work together to overcome their addictions. Typically, one therapist will work in a small group of participants, although the use of multiple professionals can be utilized should the need arise.

As is true with individual therapy, the goal of group therapy is to address and treat the underlying emotional and behavioral influences that may have aided in an individual’s substance abuse issues in the first place. Since there are typically external factors that have played a role in the development of an addiction, it is important to understand what stress, trauma, abuse, or mood disorders may have contributed to an individual’s having turned to substances in the first place. Group therapy provides patients with the opportunity to address and discuss their individual issues amongst other patients who truly understand the struggles associated with addiction and the process of recovery.

Group therapy is only as effective as the counselor who is leading the session, as well as the patients who are participating in the session. Because of this, Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center’s team of highly qualified counselors encourages patients to take an active role in group sessions in order to aid in the progression of treatment. The following are the goals and principles associated with group therapy sessions:

  • Universality– Aiding in reducing any feelings of segregation by highlighting the commonality of emotions and experiences amongst other members of the group
  • Self-understanding– Obtaining insight into one’s own problems by listening to other group members share their treatment progression, as well as any setbacks that may have occurred
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from the insights and experiences of others while being able to openly communicate one’s own experiences and feelings
  • Altruism– Feeling the value of aiding in the advancement of the lives of others
  • Hope– Realizing that other group members may have overcome issues that one may currently be experiencing
  • Information– Gaining more information about the disease of addiction, as well as the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior– Creating new insight by observing the positive behaviors of both the counselor and other members of the group
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of purpose and support by sharing the process of therapy with others
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a sense of freedom from emotional pain by openly sharing one’s struggles and setbacks

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center truly values the importance of incorporating group therapy into our comprehensive medication-assisted treatment program. By providing patients with a safe and structured environment in which to openly discuss their progression, struggles, and setbacks, our highly qualified counseling team can provide patients with the support and treatment necessary in order to progress in treatment.
While there is no singular cure for addiction, by combining therapeutic interventions into a medication-assisted treatment program, patients are able to obtain the support necessary for both the emotional and physical components of addiction. Group therapy provides a critical role in the therapeutic process as a whole.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids and would benefit from group therapy, as well as the other treatment options available through Cartersville Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact our intake team today.