Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Western Michigan 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 Western Michigan 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 are being vetted and 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

Group Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

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Proudly serving the Grandville, Michigan community, our methadone clinic provides adults struggling with addiction the ability to recover from heroin, oxycodone, Percocet, and other opiates.

What is Group Therapy

What is Purpose of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse?

Individuals who find themselves trapped in the viscous cycle of substance abuse are often faced with the emotional, behavioral, physical, and psychological challenges that are cornerstone to struggling with an addiction. In order for treatment to be successful, all of these factors must be addressed and treated. By incorporating group therapy into a patient’s treatment plan, individuals are able to understand what factors contributed to their addictions in the first place.

Group therapy is a therapeutic practice that typically involves multiple patients under the guidance of a single counselor. These sessions bring together multiple individuals to work through a variety of topics related to addiction. Like individual therapy, group therapy aims to identify and treat the emotional and behavioral factors that may have led to a patient turning to the use of opioids.

External factors such as trauma, abuse, and stress are common forces that cause individuals to resort to substance abuse as a way to escape their reality. Group therapy provides patients with a safe and supportive environment in which to openly discuss these matters alongside other individuals who understand firsthand the struggles linked to addiction.

The effectiveness of group therapy is directly linked to the patients who are communicating their experiences and insights. The following are the principle goals of group therapy:

  • Universality – Eliminating feelings of isolation by emphasizing the shared feelings and experiences amongst members of the group
  • Self-understanding – Obtaining insight into one’s own problems by listening to other group members share their experiences and feelings
  • Interpersonal learning – Learning from the opinions and experiences of others, while also sharing one’s own insights and perspectives
  • Altruism – Seeing the value of contributing to the betterment of others’ wellbeing
  • Hope – Accepting that other group members have overcome challenges that one may be currently experiencing
  • Information – Learning more about the disease of addiction as well as the recovery process
  • Imitative behavior – Formulating new techniques and strategies by observing the positive behaviors of your counselor and other group members
  • Cohesiveness – Feeling a sense of belonging and validation by sharing the therapeutic process with other individuals
  • Catharsis – Experiencing a sense of relief from emotional pain by publicly discussing one’s struggles

Objectives for Group Therapy

Objectives of Group Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Western Michigan Comprehensive Treatment Center values the importance of incorporating group therapy into patients’ treatment plans. By allowing patients to come together with other individuals who are also navigating the recovery process, patients are able to receive support and encouragement from their peers in a safe setting. Group therapy provides patients with the education, therapeutic insights, and support that is required in order to successfully progress in treatment.

In order for treatment to be effective, patients must obtain treatment for the physical and psychological aspects of their addictive behaviors. By receiving treatment for both, patients are able to prepare for a future that is opioid-free. Comprehensive treatment has been clinically proven to increase the chances of lasting recovery.

Please contact Western Michigan Comprehensive Treatment Center today if you or someone you care about would benefit from the treatment that we offer.