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 Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

Treating addiction is complicated and is best addressed with a comprehensive approach.

Those who battle with addiction are challenged with psychological, physical, emotional, and behavioral obstacles. Therefore, for a treatment program to be effective, it must provide opportunities for patients to unveil each of these issues and help them work through such concerns. Group therapy can be a critical tool in helping achieve this goal.

Group therapy is a treatment modality that includes the simultaneous participation of a number of patients. These sessions are often led by one or more counselors, depending on the size of the group.

Similar to that of individual therapy, group therapy in the treatment of addiction is effective in helping patients identify and address the behavioral and emotional problems that have likely added to the development of his or her substance abuse problem. Addiction hardly ever develops out of thin air; instead it can be caused by outside forces such as stress, pressure, mood disorders, self-esteem problems, trauma or abuse, and so on. Group therapy offers a space for patients to discover and process these issues as they relate to their addiction and recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is incredibly effective when the counselor is skilled and the participants are devoted to offering their insights, thoughts, and experiences to the group. Below are some of the most important objectives of group therapy:

  • Universality – Aiding in the relief of feelings of isolation by highlighting the commonality of feelings amongst participants
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insights into a patient’s own issues by listening to the progress and hang-ups that others are experiencing
  • Interpersonal learning – Effectively learning from the experiences and thoughts of others, all while being able to express one’s own emotions
  • Altruism – Seeing the benefit of adding to the betterment of other’s lives
  • Hope – Knowing that others have pulled through similar difficult experiences and seeing that you can as well
  • Information – Gaining an education about the disease of addiction and the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Establishing skills and strategies by watching the behaviors of other participants and counselors in the group
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of purpose, validation, and belonging by sharing experiences with others
  • Catharsis – Feeling relief from painful emotions by sharing one’s own struggles in a public setting

At Baton Rouge Comprehensive Treatment Center, we know how valuable group therapy can be. Therefore, we join counselors and patients together in an environment that promotes safety, collaboration, and productivity so that challenges and achievements can be put in the correct perspective and talked through in ways that benefit the group. This form of therapy is effective in offering up critical information, countless therapeutic insights, and continuous support that can dramatically improve upon a patient’s ability to achieve long-term recovery.

There is no medication, therapy, or technique that can be the sole solution to an individual’s addiction. Within medication assisted treatment programs, these elements are blended into a comprehensive approach that yields success in allowing patients to stop abusing opioids and begin living a better life. Group therapy is viewed as an essential component of this type of care.

If you or someone you care for is in need of group therapy or other services provided by a medication assisted treatment program, reach out to us right now.