Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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 North West Wisconsin 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.

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 North West Wisconsin 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.
  • 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.

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Group Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

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Proudly serving the Eau Claire community, our methadone clinic provides adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

What is Group Therapy

What is Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Individuals who are battling an addiction to opioids must receive treatment for the physical, emotional, behavioral, and psychological components of this disease in order for treatment to be effective. Group therapy plays a powerful role in the long-term recovery of an individual as they navigate through the treatment process.

Using multiple participants within a singular setting, group therapy is a therapeutic tool that has helped numerous individuals progress in their treatment. Group sessions typically utilize a single counselor who will work closely with a small group of patients, although some sessions may require multiple counselors pending the individual needs of the group.

Like individual therapy, one of the main objectives of group therapy is to allow patients an environment in which to openly address and process the behavioral and emotional influences that may have contributed to the developing of their addictive behaviors in the first place. Because addiction rarely occurs due to a singular event, the multiple factors such as stress, mood disorders, a history of abuse, and/or self-esteem issues must all be examined in order to understand the root causes of a patient’s behaviors.

The success of group therapy is directly linked to the counselor who is leading the sessions as well as the patients who are sharing their experiences and feelings with the group. The following are the main principles of group therapy:

  • Universality – Eliminating any feelings of isolation between group members by highlighting the commonality of emotions and experiences amongst members of the group
  • Self-understanding – Gaining understanding into one’s own experiences by listening to other patients share their setbacks as well as achievements
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences and emotions of other group members, while also being able to openly share one’s own point of view
  • Altruism – Recognizing the importance of making other people’s lives better
  • Hope – Understanding that other group members may have overcome challenges that one may be currently going through
  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction and the process of recovery
  • Imitative behavior – Developing new skills and techniques by observing the positive behaviors of the counselor and other members of the group
  • Cohesiveness – Experiencing a sense of comradery, purpose, and support by openly sharing the therapeutic process with others
  • Catharsis – Letting go of emotional pain by communicating one’s own struggles with the group
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center provides patients with a safe and supportive environment in which to openly discuss their history, emotions, and viewpoints while obtaining the support necessary to productively progress in their treatment.

Although there is not a singular cure for addiction, comprehensive treatment does provide patients with the tools, education, and support necessary to combat the emotional and physical components of this disease. Group therapy plays a vital role in patients’ journey towards recovery.

Please contact North West Wisconsin Comprehensive Treatment Center today to learn more about group therapy as well as the other treatment options available for our patients. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in a safe and compassionate environment.