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 Desert 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 Desert 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

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Benefits of Individual Therapy

Benefits of Individual Therapy for Opioid Abuse

Individuals who are battling addictions to opioids must overcome more than the physical dependence upon a substance or substances in order to progress towards long-term recovery. Since the causes for addiction often lay rooted within an individual’s psyche, treatment must address the underlying factors in order for progression to be made. While the medications prescribed at Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center work to eliminate the physical discomforts of withdrawal, therapeutic interventions such as individual therapy help patients to address the underlying emotional and behavioral factors that may have contributed to an individual’s addictive behaviors in the first place.

Individual therapy is a therapeutic method that involves a counselor and a patient in a one-on-one environment so that an individual can openly discuss an array of topics. In addition, patients will experience the following benefits from the use of individual therapy during their time at Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center:

  • Identifying past events and trauma that may have contributed to the abuse of opioids in the first place
  • Creating new viewpoints in relation to the underlying causes of addiction and substance abuse
  • Developing new ways to handle stress in a healthy manner that does not include the use of opioids or other substances
  • Processing setbacks and/or achievements in an appropriate manner throughout the course of treatment
  • Forming new ways to handle future situations in which opioid use may be available and tempting
  • Creating new personal goals

Once an individual is able to understand his or her own behaviors and emotions, he or she can then prepare for a future that does not include the use of opioids. Individual therapy provides patients with a safe and supportive environment in which to safely express themselves in order to help progress in treatment.

Additionally, individuals who incorporate the use of individual therapy into their plan of treatment also experience the following:

  • An increased sense of self-confidence
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Lower levels of stress
  • An increased sense of self-awareness

Building a Foundation

Building a Foundation for Opioid Abuse Recovery

Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center firmly believes that the use of individual therapy plays a critical role in the progress of a patient’s treatment. When patients are given the opportunity to freely discuss their addictive behaviors in a safe and supportive environment, they are able to progress towards a recovered future. Individual sessions also allow patients the chance to work through any issues or ask questions that may arise during the course of treatment.

To learn more about individual therapy as well as the comprehensive treatment that we offer, please contact Desert Comprehensive Treatment Center today.