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 Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Maine 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 Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Maine.

  • 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.

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What Is Group Therapy?

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

The challenges linked to the abuse of opioids require treatment for both the physical and emotional aspects of an individual’s addictive behaviors. Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine understands the complexities associated with opioid addiction, and are here to offer patients all-inclusive treatment for their addictive behaviors. In order for lasting recovery to occur, patients must receive treatment for the behavioral, emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of their addiction. Group therapy provides patients with the opportunity to successfully work through each of these concerns.

Group therapy is a therapeutic tool that utilizes multiple participants within a single session. These counselor-led sessions bring patients together too openly and safely discuss a variety of topics in relation to their addiction and recovery. Depending on the unique requirements of each group, multiple counselors may be utilized.

Group therapy provides a safe environment for patients to openly discuss the emotional and behavioral factors that may have contributed to their addictions in the first place. Stress, abuse, trauma, self-esteem issues, and/or mood disorders can often contribute to the development of addiction. Group therapy allows patients the opportunity to navigate through these underlying issues in order to successfully progress towards recovery.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Sessions are successful due to the patients who are openly sharing their stories and experiences, as well as because of the counselor who is leading the group. Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine view the following as the main principles of group therapy:

  • Universality – Eliminating feelings of segregation between group members by focusing on the commonality of experiences and feelings amongst patients
  • Self-understanding – Learning more about one’s own issues by listening to other patients voice their accomplishments and setbacks
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences of others, while being able to openly voice one’s own emotions and insights
  • Altruism – Recognizing the importance of aiding in the progression of other group member’s recovery
  • Hope – Accepting that other members of the group may have overcome obstacles that one may currently be struggling with
  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction as well the process of recovery Imitative behavior – Creating new insights and coping techniques by observing the positive behaviors of other group members and the counselor
  • Cohesiveness – Experiencing a sense of support and success by sharing in the therapeutic process with other individuals
  • Catharsis – Relinquishing oneself from shame and other negative feelings by openly voicing one’s own struggles with other group members

Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine believes that by providing patients with a safe and compassionate environment in which to openly discuss their behaviors allows individuals to successfully progress towards recovery.

Although there is no single cure for addiction, comprehensive treatment provides patients with the tools and support that can increase the likelihood that lasting recovery will occur. The support, education, and dedicated professionals that are available for patients within our centers assist patients in productively progressing towards a life without addiction.

Please reach out to Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine today to learn more about group therapy as well as the other treatment options that we offer. We are here to help you develop a customized plan of treatment that meets your unique and individual treatment requirements.