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 Comprehensive & Integrated 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 Comprehensive & Integrated 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 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

Individual & Group Outpatient Counseling for Opioid Addiction

In addition to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), Comprehensive Treatment Centers also provide patients with the opportunity to take part in therapeutic interventions that assist them in their treatment for opioid addiction.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

In order for patients to successfully achieve lasting recovery, they must receive treatment for both the physical and emotional components of addiction. The medication-assisted treatment (MAT) available through Comprehensive Treatment Centers provides patients with relief from the painful symptoms of withdrawal.

These medications are specifically designed to safely eliminate withdrawal symptoms in a comfortable manner while providing the mental clarity necessary to focus on the remainder of recovery. Therapeutic interventions give patients the opportunity to address and treat the root causes of addictive behaviors. Once patients understand what led them to develop opioid use disorder in the first place, it’s much easier to prepare for a future free of addiction.

Treatment Modalities

Individuals who misuse opioids, such as prescription pain medications or heroin, typically do so as a way to escape reality. When a person only receives treatment for the physical aspect of addiction, they are more likely to relapse. Because of this, Comprehensive Treatment Centers believe that a whole-person approach to treatment gives patients the greatest chance for lasting recovery.

We work with patients to develop customized treatment plans that encompass their unique needs and goals, but there are common elements of care at our facilities, including group and individual therapies.

Our compassionate team of counselors is specially trained in the field of addiction and understands the complexities linked to recovery. We base our therapeutic interventions around two different forms of psychotherapy that are proven to provide the most benefit for those who are struggling with opioid use disorder.

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between thoughts and actions. This problem-focused, solution-oriented form of therapy helps individuals identify negative attitudes or beliefs, with the goal of promoting positive behavior patterns.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): DBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving participants’ capabilities in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This type of therapy promotes acceptance and an understanding of the need for and value of making significant life changes.

MAT + Counseling Benefits

It’s important to address the biological, psychological, and emotional components in order for a person to achieve successful long-term recovery from opioid use disorder. That’s why the combined approach of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and counseling pays great dividends and can lead to long-lasting health and well-being.

We use medication to ease the mental and physical pain caused by an addiction to opioids, as well as the discomfort of withdrawal. Counseling, meanwhile, offers a way to address the psychological challenges that either contributed to or resulted from opioid use disorder. Together, they can help patients mend fractured relationships, improve self-esteem, and develop healthier behavior patterns.

By combining medications designed to alleviate intense cravings with the skills, strategies, and insights developed during counseling, patients are much more likely to resist relapse and make substantial strides on the path toward lifelong recovery.

This place saved my life. Yes it was hard and yes it took time, but you know it's all worth it if you want to change.

– Jen R.