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 Northeast Massachusetts Comprehensive Treatment Centers 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 Northeast Massachusetts Comprehensive Treatment Centers.

  • 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 suffering from substance abuse typically have more to overcome than just their physical dependence to their substance or substances of choice. Addiction does not just develop because of the actual act of ingesting one or more substances. Instead, there are often a number of emotional aspects that add to the development of an addiction as well. Therefore, it is highly beneficial for individual therapy to be included in a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient who is obtaining treatment for an addiction.

Individual therapy, a method of care that includes working with a counselor in a one-on-one setting, can be beneficial for an individual who is striving for lasting recovery from an addiction to substances such as heroin or prescription painkillers. These benefits can include the following:

  • Developing personal goals for the present and future
  • Recognizing trauma or turmoil that occurred in the past that might have added to the development of the addiction
  • Creating strategies that help individuals avoid situations where their desire to use might be triggered
  • Establishing new perspectives related to the obvious and hidden causes of substance abuse and addiction
  • Formulating healthy coping skills to deal with stress or negative emotions
  • Working through achievements and setbacks throughout treatment

When an individual understands his or her own emotions, feelings, behaviors, and reasons for turning to drugs, he or she is able to prepare for a future that is healthy and free from substance abuse. Individual therapy is an excellent forum to discuss these issues and allows a person to feel supported while in recovery.

In addition to the many benefits already mentioned, those who obtain individual therapy will likely yield the following during treatment:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increased sense of self-awareness
  • Reduced stress

Each of these benefits can serve as a foundation for an individual as he or she moves towards a life that no longer includes the abuse of opioids and perils of addiction.

Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery

At Northeast Comprehensive Treatment Centers, we feel that individual therapy is a crucial aspect to treating individuals who are striving to defeat addictions to heroin or prescription painkillers. Encouraging men and women to work through their recovery with a counselor in a private setting can help them emotionally, and allows them to be constantly supervised and motivated to follow the provided recommendations for medication assisted treatment. Our understanding and talented counselors work with patients to track how they are progressing in their treatment, and can help rectify any issues that might develop during treatment.

With individual therapy being included into the care that we provide, we, at Northeast Comprehensive Treatment Centers, are offering treatment that can dramatically change the lives of women and men who no longer want to be stuck in the throes of addiction. If you or someone you love needs help, please contact us today. We are here to guide to towards a life free from opioid addiction.