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 Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor 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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Group Therapy for Opioid Addiction

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Proudly serving the Ann Arbor, Michigan 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 struggling with an addiction are faced with behavioral, emotional, physical, and psychological hurdles that accompany their addictive behaviors. In order for treatment to be effective, patients must receive support and treatment for all of these components. Group therapy plays a fundamental role in helping patients progress towards lasting recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Group therapy is a therapeutic method that utilizes a trained counselor leading a group of patients. While most sessions will only have one counselor, some sessions may require the assistance of multiple counselors when treating a large group of participants.

Like individual therapy, the goal of group therapy within an addiction treatment setting is to understand and treat the root causes of each patient’s addictive behaviors. Since external factors such as stress, a history of abuse, low self-esteem, and pressure can often cause individuals to turn to opioid use in the first place, group therapy is effective because it helps individual process these factors in a safe and supportive environment.

The effectiveness of group therapy is dependent upon the counselor who is leading the sessions as well as the patients who are sharing their experiences and points of view. The following are noted as being the main goals and principles of group therapy:

  • Universality – Assisting in easing the feelings of loneliness by emphasizing the comradery of feelings and experiences amongst members of the group
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insights into one’s own problems by listening to other group members discuss their growth and obstacles
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the insights and experiences of other members of the group, while also being able to share one’s own perspectives and understandings
  • Altruism – Seeing the value of contributing to the advancement of others’ lives
  • Hope – Realizing that other group members have overcome difficulties that one may be currently going through
  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction as well as the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Creating new techniques and strategies by noting the positive behaviors of the counselor and other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of fitting in, purpose, and justification by sharing the therapeutic experience with other individuals
  • Catharsis – Experiencing a sense of relief from embarrassment or other emotional pain by publicly discussing one’s struggles

Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center values the importance that group therapy plays within a comprehensive medication assisted treatment program. By utilizing the expertise of counselors alongside the insight of other patients, individuals are able to openly share their feelings and experiences in a safe environment. Group therapy provides patients with the information, guidance, and support that are necessary to progress towards lasting recovery.

Since there is no singular cure for addiction, a comprehensive treatment program can provide patients with the treatment and support for both the physical and emotional components of addiction. When combined, these elements have been proven to help patients successfully reach their goals and break free from the chains of addiction.

If you or someone you care about would benefit from the treatment available through Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact us today.