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 Western Pennsylvania 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 Western Pennsylvania 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.

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What is Group Therapy

What is Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

The challenges linked to addiction extend beyond a simple solution.

Individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioids must address both the psychological and physical components of their addictions in order for lasting recovery to be achieved. Once patients are given the opportunity to understand what led them to abuse opioids in the first place, appropriately preparing for a future that is substance-free becomes achievable. Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers provide patients with the opportunity to incorporate the use of group therapy into their treatment program in order for them to receive care for the underlying causes of their addictive behaviors.

Group therapy brings multiple patients together under the guidance of a trained counselor in order to openly and safely discusses a variety of topics in relation to addiction and recovery. Depending on the unique requirements and needs of each group, multiple counselors may join in order to ensure the most beneficial outcomes for patients.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Like individual therapy, the purpose of group therapy is to provide patients with a safe and supportive environment in which to address and treat the underlying causes of their addictions while learning techniques that will safely transition them to a substance-free future. The group therapy available through Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers provides patients with the opportunity to accomplish the following while taking part in group therapy sessions:

  • Universality– Assisting in reducing feelings of isolation amongst group members by focusing on the commonality of feelings and experiences between members of the group
  • Self-understanding– Gaining insight into one’s own issues by actively listening to other individuals share their stories
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from the experiences of other group members while being able to openly share one’s own emotions and experiences
  • Altruism– Experiencing the value of aiding in the progression of other members of the group
  • Hope– Recognizing that other members of the group have overcome challenges that one may currently be experiencing
  • Information– Learning more about the disease of addiction as well as the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior– Developing new behaviors by observing the positive actions of one’s counselor or other group members
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of belonging by sharing the therapeutic process with other individuals
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a sense of relief from emotional pain by openly sharing one’s challenges and setbacks

The treatment available through Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers affords patients the opportunity to receive an all-inclusive approach to reaching recovery. By offering patients the ability to have both the emotional and physical aspects of their addictive behaviors treated, patients can safely return to the healthy, happy, and substance-free lives that they deserve to be living.

Although there is not a sole cure for opioid dependency, the use of therapeutic interventions such as group therapy provides the framework for lasting recovery when combined with medication assisted treatment. It is extremely critical for the future and wellbeing of an individual that treatment be received for an addiction to these powerful substances.

If you or someone that you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids, please contact Western Pennsylvania Comprehensive Treatment Centers today. Our dedicated and compassionate team of addiction treatment experts is here to provide you with the highest quality of care available as you progress towards an opioid-free future.