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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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 up against the challenges of an addiction have more to overcome than just their physical dependency. They must also address the numerous underlying causes of their addiction, as the development of an addiction is not just caused by simply injecting or ingesting one’s substance of choice. The many emotional aspects of addiction development must be analyzed and processed; therefore, the inclusion of individual therapy can be extremely beneficial in recovering from an opioid addiction.

Individual therapy is a form of treatment that includes working one-on-one with a counselor in a therapy session. There are a number of benefits that can come from these sessions when a person is working to overcome an addiction to opioids such a prescription painkillers, morphine, or heroin. Some of these benefits can include the following:

  • Recognizing trauma from the past that might have added to the development of an addiction
  • Establishing perspectives that pertain to underlying causes of addiction
  • Creating new skills that help individuals cope with challenging emotions
  • Working through setbacks and celebrating successes throughout treatment
  • Developing strategies that help individuals positively navigate situations that can test their recovery
  • Establishing personal goals for the future and the present

Learning how to acknowledge and process emotions, behaviors, feelings, and life choices that were made while using can aid in an individual’s journey towards a successful recovery where their lives are free from substance abuse. Within an atmosphere that supports individual therapy, patients and counselors can have discussions that promote positivity.

Additionally, patients who obtain individual therapy can also experience the following:

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

Each of these benefits can help an individual build a foundation where their recovery can continue to develop.

Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery

At Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center, we feel strongly that individual therapy is an essential component for those looking to achieve sobriety from opioids such as heroin, prescription painkillers, or morphine. Encouraging individuals to work through their recovery in a private setting can help them not only build a positive relationship with their counselor, but also helps them stay on track in their recovery. Each one of our counselors is caring and understanding, and works hard to ensure that all patients are receiving the highest quality care possible.

Here at Volunteer Comprehensive Treatment Center, we include individual therapy into the care we provide, and continually offer treatment for patients that allows them to put their lives back together piece by piece. If you or someone you care for is looking to achieve recovery and is in need of medication assisted treatment, please reach out to us today.