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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Rhode Island CTC Cluster 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Rhode Island CTC Cluster.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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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Many individuals become addicted to opioids after experiencing trauma, abuse, stress, self-esteem issues, and/or mood disorders. Group therapy allows patients the ability to safely address these and other issues in order to properly prepare for a substance-free future.

At Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers, group therapy sessions help participants achieve the following objectives:

  • Universality – Removing feelings of isolation between group members by focusing on the commonality of emotions and experiences between individuals
  • Self-understanding – Gaining insight into one’s own challenges by listening to others openly communicate their accomplishments as well as setbacks
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the experiences of other group members, especially when it comes to the ability to openly share one’s own insights
  • Altruism – Realizing the importance of helping over group members progress in recovery
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  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction as well the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Developing new viewpoints and coping techniques by observing the positive actions of one’s counselor as well as other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of belonging by sharing the therapeutic process with others
  • Catharsis – Learning to forgive one’s feelings of shame and guilt by openly sharing experiences and emotions with other group members
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Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

There is no single cure for an addiction to opioids. However, taking part in comprehensive treatment provides patients with the education, treatment, and compassion that are required in order to successfully lay the groundwork for lasting recovery to occur.

If you or someone that you love is battling an addiction to these powerful substances, please reach out to Rhode Island Comprehensive Treatment Centers today. We are here to provide you with the highest quality of individualized care available to assist you in progressing towards a life free from addiction.