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 Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah: Methadone & Suboxone Clinics 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 Utah: Methadone & Suboxone Clinics.

  • 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.

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

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What is Group Therapy?

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

The complexities directly related to opioid dependency require a comprehensive plan of treatment in order for individuals to successfully progress towards recovery. Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah understand that in order for patients to achieve lasting recovery, treatment for the behavioral, psychological, emotional, and physical components of this disease must be addressed and treated. Group counseling plays an extremely crucial role in the treatment of opioid addiction.

Group counseling is a  tool that typically brings together multiple participants under the leadership of a singular counselor. However, depending on the goals and requirements of each group, multiple counselors may be used.

Through group counseling, patients are given the opportunity to openly discuss the behavioral and emotional factors that may have contributed to their addictions in the first place. Rarely does addiction develop on its own. Multiple factors such as stress, abuse, trauma, self-esteem issues, and/or mood disorders are often the root causes of an individual’s addictive behaviors. Group counseling offers patients a safe and supportive environment in which to navigate through these factors.

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

The success of sessions is directly linked to the patients who are sharing their experiences and emotions, as well as to the counselor who is leading the group. Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah believe that the following are the main principles of group counseling:

  • Universality – Removing any feelings of isolation between members of the group by emphasizing the camaraderie that can be found through shared emotions and experiences
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining understanding of one’s own issues by listening to other patients share their setbacks and accomplishments
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences of others, while being able to openly share one’s own emotions and viewpoints
  • Altruism – Realizing the importance of aiding in the progression of the lives of others
  • Hope – Accepting that other group members may have overcome hurdles that one may currently be facing
  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction as well the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Developing  new techniques by observing the positive behaviors of the counselor and other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of purpose and support by sharing the process with others
  • Catharsis – Letting go of pain and embarrassment by openly sharing one’s own struggles with the group

By providing patients with a safe and supportive environment in which to openly discuss their behaviors, emotions, and viewpoints, Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah believe that patients are able to productively progress in their treatment.

While there is no single cure for addiction, patients who obtain comprehensive treatment are statistically more likely to achieve lasting recovery. Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah provide patients with the tools, support, and education that is necessary to successfully progress towards a life free from opioid dependency.

Please contact Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Centers of Utah today to learn more about group counseling as well as the other treatment options that can be incorporated into a patient’s customized plan of treatment.