Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 CTC Programs 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at CTC Programs.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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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Individual Outpatient Counseling for Opioid Addiction

For individuals at our Comprehensive Treatment Centers, individual counseling is one of the core components that helps them recover from their addictions and achieve long-term recovery.

When an individual becomes addicted to a substance, the physical act of using the drug is often at the end of a long line of difficulties and underlying emotional issues. While it is true that the chemical action of an addictive substance is partly responsible for the power it holds over individuals, the disease of addiction is often far more complicated and requires deep emotional work in order to heal. Because of these underlying emotional issues, individual counseling at a patient’s local Comprehensive Treatment Center can be a powerful aid to his or her recovery.

Individual Counseling Overview

At our Comprehensive Treatment Centers, individual counseling consists of regular one-on-one meetings with counselors. Effective counseling can help individuals in a number of different ways. Some of the benefits of counseling include:

  • Gaining insight, making connections, and developing new perspectives regarding the underlying causes of addiction in a patient’s life
  • Providing a safe place for individuals to process through past trauma and pain and exploring how those issues have affected the person’s present-day addiction
  • Building healthier habits and effective coping skills that can allow patients to manage stress and negative emotions without needing to turn to substances for relief
  • Planning ahead and developing strategies for how individuals can maintain their recovery when confronted with threatening situations that may have caused them to turn to substances in the past
  • Time to reflect on progress in treatment and work through successes and setbacks in the treatment process

Benefits of Individual Counseling

Building a patient’s knowledge about his or her own emotions, behaviors, and reasons for certain life choices, and increasing his or her ability to recognize those elements in his or her daily life, can be extremely helpful for individuals who are seeking to overcome long-term substance abuse problems. By becoming more thoughtful and reflective in the process of counseling, patients are able to think about the choices that they make and the emotions that they feel instead of simply reacting to situations in their lives.

Many people who receive individual counseling experience a range of benefits, such as:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Increased sense of self-awareness
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Reduced stress
  • Greater understanding of their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors

These benefits, and the many others that can come from regular counseling, can serve as a strong foundation for a fully-recovered, substance-free life.

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Across all of our Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we believe that individual counseling is a critical component of successful substance abuse treatment. When individuals are attempting to overcome opioid addictions, regular meetings with a counselor can allow patients to become more emotionally secure and better able to follow through on the progress that they make during treatment. Our skilled and compassionate counselors regularly check in with patients and discuss how treatment is progressing. These counselors are tireless in their dedication to providing a safe and healing space for patients in their care, and they have extensive training and experience that enables them to help individuals who are trying to overcome addictions to opioids.

At our Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we provide care that can help each person who comes to heal with us to get back in touch with their lives and themselves. Opioid abuse can devastate lives, but it is never too late to begin to rebuild. With the help of our counselors and the individual counseling that they provide, people who are struggling to attain long-term recovery can receive the support and knowledge that they need to finally live healthier lives. If you or someone you love might benefit from the care that we provide, contact your local Comprehensive Treatment center right away. There is no sense in waiting to begin the healing process.

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.