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 Brattleboro Habit OPCO 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 Brattleboro Habit OPCO 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

When someone is grappling with an opioid addiction, he or she often has more to process than just his or her physical dependence on his or her substance of choice. The causes of addiction are not triggered by the physical act of using, rather a number of emotional factors have added to its development. Therefore, we feel it is necessary for individual therapy to be included into effective addiction treatment.

Individual therapy is a form of treatment that includes working with a counselor in a private, one-on-one setting so that a patient can focus on the many facets of his or her recovery. Additionally, individual therapy affords patients with many benefits, including:

Determining past turmoil and trauma that has attributed to the abuse of substance(s)
Forming new perspectives regarding the hidden causes behind substance abuse
Creating new coping skills designed to help make stressful situations easier
Working through achievements and setbacks that occur during treatment
Developing strategies that help patients handle trying situations in which their recovery might be tested
Setting personal goals for the present and future
Being able to understand one’s own behaviors, emotions, feelings, and reasons behind life choices can significantly aid in helping a patient prepare for a future that is free from substance abuse. Individual therapy is an excellent place to air out these issues, as it allows a patient to feel supported by his or her counselor.

Additionally, even more benefits are possible through individual therapy, including the following:

Improved self-esteem
Increased self-confidence
Reduced stress
Increased sense of self-awareness
Each of these benefits can help a patient build a solid foundation for a strong recovery that includes improved health, happiness, and the freedom from substance abuse.

Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery

At Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center, we feel that individual therapy is a primary component to treating patients who are attempting to defeat addictions to opioids like heroin and prescription pain medications. Allowing patients to work through their recovery within a safe space and with the support of a counselor can help them emotionally, as well as ensure that they are following the recommendations provided to them throughout their treatment. Our kind and compassionate counselors work alongside patients to check in on their progress, as well as address any issues they might be having during their care.

By including individual therapy into the treatment that we supply, we, at Brattleboro Comprehensive Treatment Center, are offering care that can help patients rebuild their lives through learning and applying skills that allow them to free themselves from opioid addictions. If you or someone you care for needs the complete care that we provide, please call us right now. We can help.