Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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 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 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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Benefits of Individual Therapy

Benefits of Individual Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Those who are struggling with an addiction to opioids must overcome more than the physical reliance upon their substance of choice. Since the causes of addiction extend beyond the simple act of consuming an opioid, individuals must obtain support and treatment for the underlying contributors that likely aided in the development of an addiction in the first place. Because of this, those struggling with an opioid addiction must receive treatment that utilizes therapeutic interventions to aid in their recovery. By taking part in individual therapy, patients are able to work with a counselor in a one-on-one setting in order to work toward recovering from an addiction to opioids such as prescription medications, morphine, or heroin. The benefits of individual therapy can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pinpointing past traumatic events that may have caused individuals to turn to substances in the first place
  • Developing new points of view relating to both the obvious and underlying causes of addiction
  • Creating new skills for coping with stress that does not involve the use of opioids or other substances
  • Handling both setbacks and achievements appropriately during the course of treatment
  • Devising new plans for avoiding and/or handling situations in which drug use may be tempting
  • Developing new personal goals for both the present and future

By gaining a deeper understanding of the emotions and behaviors that may have led one to turn to substances in the first place, patients are able to gain the information and support necessary in order to move forward towards a substance-free future. In addition, patients who take part in individual therapy will most likely experiencing the following throughout their therapeutic journey:

  • An increased sense of self-assurance
  • An improvement in their self-worth
  • A reduction in their stress levels
  • Improved self-confidence

The benefits achieved through individual therapy can provide patients with the positive building blocks that are necessary to break free from the chains of addiction.

Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery

Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center believes that incorporating individual therapy into treatment provides patients with the emotional support required to overcome an addiction to prescription pain medications, morphine, and/or heroin. Providing patients with a forum in which to openly process their emotions with the guidance of a highly trained counselor can help them move forward in treatment. In addition, individual therapy allows patients to be monitored throughout the course of treatment to ensure that progress is being made. Should patients have any questions or concerns during treatment, counselors are readily available to address these issues, insuring that our patients are receiving the highest quality of care available.

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to opioids and would benefit from the comprehensive treatment available through Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center, please contact us today. Our team of highly qualified professionals are here to help those battling addictions as they work towards achieving lives free from the restraints of opioid addiction.