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 New Hampshire 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.

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 New Hampshire 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 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 Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids face a number of behavioral, psychological, physical, and emotional struggles associated with their addictive behaviors. In order for treatment to truly be successful, patients must receive support for each of these components. By taking part in group therapy, individuals are able to address each of these facets and gain a deeper understanding as to why they turned to opioid use in the first place.

Group therapy is a therapeutic tool that utilizes multiple participants in a single session. Typically, these sessions are led by one counselor, although some instances require the use of multiple professionals. Like individual therapy, the goal of group therapy is to understand and treat the underlying causes of patients’ addictive behaviors.

Addiction is typically caused by a variety of external factors. Stress, mood disorders, a history of trauma, abuse, and self-esteem issues can all contribute to an individual’s turning to opioid use for relief. Group therapy provides patients with a safe and supportive environment in which to explore these topics while gaining the treatment necessary to progress towards a future without addiction.

The effectiveness of group therapy is directly related to the counselor who is leading the session as well as the patients who are sharing their emotions and experiences with the group. The following are the goals and principles of group therapy:

  • Universality – Alleviating any feelings of seclusion by focusing on the common emotions and experiences of group members
  • Self-understanding – Achieving perspective into one’s own issues by listening to other members of the group share their experiences
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the thoughts and experiences of other group members, while also being able to voice one’s own perceptions
  • Altruism – Experiencing the value of aiding in the advancement of others’ lives
  • Hope – Accepting that other group members have overcome difficulties that one may be currently dealing with
  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction as well as the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Creating new skills and approaches for handling current and future situations by observing the positive behaviors of the counselor and other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of purpose and support by sharing the therapeutic experience with other individuals
  • Catharsis – Experiencing a sense of relief from embarrassment by publicly sharing one’s struggles

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

At New Hampshire Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we value the importance of group therapy within a comprehensive treatment setting. By providing patients with the expertise, support, and guidance of our highly qualified counselors, individuals who take part in our program will be given the tools necessary to successfully progress in treatment.

Although there is no one medication or therapeutic technique that can cure an addiction to opioids, taking part in a comprehensive treatment approach provides patients with the treatment and support necessary for them to achieve recovery. When the physical and emotional components of an addiction are treated, patients are able to achieve long-term recovery in a safe and effective manner. Group therapy plays a crucial role in the treatment process as a whole.

If you or someone you love is battling an addiction to opioids and would benefit from group therapy as well as the other treatment options available through New Hampshire Comprehensive Treatment Centers, please contact us today.