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 North Florida Comprehensive Treatment Center is a Methadone & Suboxone clinic for men and women battling opioid addiction. 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 North Florida Comprehensive Treatment Center is a Methadone & Suboxone clinic for men and women battling opioid addiction..

  • 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 Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Addiction is a challenging disorder that is often unresponsive to easy solutions.

Individuals who are addicted to substances often battle behavioral, physical, emotional, and psychological obstacles. To be effective, treatment programs must key in to the issues that have added to the addiction or developed in response to it. Group therapy can be an excellent means of helping achieve this goal.

Group therapy, as the term implies, is a therapeutic experience where numerous patients can work together at the same time. Within these sessions, one counselor works with a small group of patients. However, if the group of patients is larger, there will be a number of counselors working with the patients.

The primary goal of group therapy is to help patients identify and address the behavioral and emotional aspects that have added to their opioid addictions. Addiction hardly ever develops out of thin air, as outside aspects (like pressure, trauma, stress, abuse, self-esteem issues, or mood disorders) often contribute to its development. Group therapy offers up a place for patients to talk through these issues, as well as address any other related topics.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is able to be as effective as it is because of the counselor’s skills and the participation of group members who offer up their insights, thoughts, and experiences. Below are some of the primary objectives surrounding group therapy:

  • Universality – Removing feelings of isolation by seeing that others share similar feelings and experiences
  • Self-understanding – Developing insight into your problems by listening to others share achievements and setbacks regarding theirs
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences and thoughts of other group members all while being able to express your own understandings
  • Altruism – Seeing the value in adding to the enhancement of the lives of others
  • Hope – Knowing that other people have overcome difficulties similar to yours, and feeling like you can do the same
  • Information – Learning more about addiction as a disease and what recovery entails
  • Imitative behavior – Developing behaviors through watching the positive ones of peers and counselors
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling like you belong, are validated, and have purpose by sharing your experiences with others
  • Catharsis – Freeing yourself from feelings of shame and emotional upset by talking through your challenges in a public forum

At North Florida Comprehensive Treatment Center, we see group therapy as a valuable aspect of medication addicted treatment. By joining counselors and patients together in a secure environment, we are able to establish collaboration and productivity amongst group members where their challenges and achievements can be put into proper perspective. Group therapy offers up imperative information, priceless insights, and exceptional support that can dramatically improve upon a patient’s ability to stay in recovery for the long-term.

There is no medication or technique that will cure an individual’s substance abuse problems. Effective medication assisted treatment requires programs to utilize both medication and therapeutic interventions to serve as a comprehensive approach to treating the entire problem and help patients end their substance abuse. Group therapy is a core component to this goal.

If you or someone you love could benefit from group therapy and other aspects of a medication assisted treatment program, please reach out to us today.