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 Wausau 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 Wausau 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 Wausau 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?

The complexities of an addiction cannot be solved with a simplistic solution.

Those addicted to opioids must receive treatment for the physical and psychological aspects of addiction in order for treatment to truly be effective. By incorporating group therapy into a patient’s comprehensive treatment plan, individuals can receive the emotional support required to achieve long-lasting recovery.

Group therapy is a therapeutic intervention in which multiple patients come together with other patients who are also obtaining treatment for their addictions to opioids. These counselor-led sessions allow patients to gain support and insight from others who understand the complexities of addiction and recovery. Typically, sessions involve one counselor working with a small group of individuals; however, some group therapy sessions will utilize multiple counselors for a larger group of participants.

Like individual therapy, the goal of group therapy is to recognize and deal with both the emotional and behavioral motivators that may have contributed to an individual’s addiction in the first place. Since external stimuli, such as self-esteem issues, trauma, abuse, stress, and psychological disorders, can impact an individual’s decision to turn to opioids, it is important to provide patients with a forum to delve into and work through these issues so they are able to progress towards recovery.

Group therapy is only as effective as the counselor leading the sessions, as well as the patients involved. Because of this, it is extremely imperative that patients openly communicate and share their experiences related to the counselor-led discussions that are presented to them. The following are among the ultimate goals and values associated with group therapy:

  • Universality– Aiding in relieving the feeling of seclusion by highlighting the commonality of emotions and experiences that are and have taken place amongst members of the group
  • Self-understanding– Achieving insight into one’s own problems by listening to other group members openly communicate their progression and obstacles
  • Interpersonal learning– Learning from the insights and experiences of other group members, while being able to openly communicate one’s own emotions and perceptions
  • Altruism– Experiencing the importance of aiding in the advancement of the lives of others
  • Hope– Realizing that other group members may have already surpassed difficulties that one may currently be struggling with
  • Information– Obtaining more information about the disease of addiction, as well as the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior– Acquiring new abilities and approaches by noting the positive behaviors of both the counselor and other members in the group
  • Cohesiveness– Feeling a sense of fitting in and support through openly sharing in the therapeutic experience with other patients
  • Catharsis– Experiencing a sense of reprieve from feelings of guilt or shame through openly discussing one’s setbacks with others
Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center understands the importance of providing patients with a therapeutic outlet in which to safely communicate their struggles with others who genuinely understand the process of recovery. By bringing patients and counselors together to productively move forward together toward recovery, patients obtain the support and encouragement required to achieve their treatment goals. Group therapy provides patients with the information, guidance, and support necessary in order to successfully continue moving forward in the recovery process.

Although there is no singular therapeutic intervention or medication that will solely cure an addiction, the elements provided in group therapy provide patients with the building blocks necessary to leave their addictions in the past.

If you or someone you love would benefit from group therapy, as well as the other treatment options available at Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact our knowledgeable intake team today.