Valley Hope Association

Valley Hope Association Norton Kansas

The very first treatment program offered within the Valley Hope network, the facility at Norton provides individualized substance abuse treatment for patients 16 and older. Services include assessment, medically monitored detoxification, residential and partial/day programs, group, individual and family therapy, 12-Step meetings, spirituality counseling, psycho-educational instruction and continuing care strategies. Valley Hope at Norton also offers family support programs both on-site and online.

ABOUT VALLEY HOPE IN NORTON, KS

Valley Hope, located in Norton, Kan., offers residential and detoxification treatment to adults struggling with addiction. Founded in 1967, Valley Hope operates 16 other treatment facilities in seven states across the Midwest. The Norton location, the first Valley Hope facility to open, has served patients age 18 and over for almost 50 years.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

To be admitted, clients begin by either calling the facility directly or by submitting a short form on Valley Hope’s website. Detoxification treatment is available on-site and usually lasts just a few days. Clients who need detoxification receive medication under 24-hour supervision by doctors and nurses in order to ease withdrawal symptoms. Most clients remain in residential treatment for an average of 17 to 30 days.

The facility’s treatment program follows the 12-Step method. In the residential treatment program, clients receive 40 hours per week of individual therapy as well as pastoral sessions, family therapy, group therapy, and wellness activities. Clients attend local 12-Step meetings regularly throughout treatment and receive nutritious meals seven days a week. Families are included in the treatment program through a program called Family Intensive Treatment (FIT), which involves daily online group discussions and individual therapy facilitated by a family counselor once a week.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, the executive leadership team team at Valley Hope includes a licensed clinical psychologist, a doctor of psychology, a certified addiction counselor, and a medical doctor.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The Valley Hope facility in Norton offers 56 beds for adult clients in a small town in the northwestern corner of Kansas. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave mixed but generally positive reviews about Valley Hope’s Norton facility. Alumni gave the facility’s treatment effectiveness and meals and nutrition high four and five (out of five) stars. Holistic offerings were rated poorly by all three alumni, with an average of 2.5 stars out of five.

One anonymous alum, despite a generally neutral attitude towards the services offered wrote, “That place is nothing but a joke…it is like a jail rather than a caring facility.” Alum Whitney was more positive, praising the staff’s level of training and experience. “Great counselors who are well trained,” alum Whitney wrote, “Really take time with patients. Works if you work it!”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The four loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave positive reviews regarding the facility, with particular praise given to the counselors and staff. The anonymous loved ones gave the facility an average rating of 4.5 stars for family participation, and 4.3 stars for cleanliness. One loved one acknowledged the facility’s “long standing reputation,” but felt the facility needed to update some of their family participation policies.

Overall, the loved ones praised the staff’s level of training and experience. “Very well trained staff,” one loved one wrote, “Very professional.” Another anonymous loved one wrote: “My daughter just celebrated 3 years of sobriety from drug addiction. I will always be so thankful for Valley Hope. My family has her back!”

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided by Valley Hope regarding its costs. However, the facility accepts insurance but does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. The facility offers discounts for out-of-pocket payments made up front and works with two healthcare lending companies.

Reviews about Valley Hope Association

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  • People truly care and want to help others get better
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  • My brother stayed for drug abuse, which it did help with, but they taught him to blame everyone else for his decisions and he now lives his life hating his family and everyone close because this place told him nothing was his fault. They preached dilusion and ultimately made his mental health and general well-being worse because of it.
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  • Very disrespectful to family members patients are allowed off property...would not recommend this circus to anyone not family oriented and encourages divorce
    Nurses were excellent...acted like they actually cared. Food was excellent. Even though I didn't stay long (wish I had) overall ok experience.
    Nurses were extremely friendly and tried to help make me comfortable. Lots of downtime. If you get in with a bunch that are serious about recovery, instead of young punks that have no clue what it's like to be messed up longer than they have been alive you'll be all good. Food is good and will help build some meat on your bones. Upsetting that they offer detox medicine on a as needed basis rather than weening you off and letting you get to work on real stuff.
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  • Good program but lacks a holistic offering
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    well trained staff, very professional, need longer treatment times nothing at this time
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  • That place is nothing but a joke. More like a punishment than a rehab It is more like a jail center
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  • Saved my life!
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  • Valley Hope has been a center a lot of my ex's friends went to also. They have all been drug or alcohol free since they have been there.
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  • A good facility but needs better holistic offerings.
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  • They have great counselors who are well trained and they are there for their patients. It works if you work it! Only downfall is how expensive it is.
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  • Counselors are wonderful and compassionate. Very organized. My Daughter just celebrated 3 years of sobriety from drug addiction. I will always be so thankful for Valley Hope. My family has her back!
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  • Motivation is a definite requirement and time wise there is limitations on how much motivation is provided. With consideration of time and other restraints, they have a lot to offer a willing recipient.
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  • Great place to get help to get and stay sober!
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  • An overall excellent facility.
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  • The caring provided by the staff reflects the mission of Valley Hope facilities. Treating people like human beings is the first rule to providing a trusting relationship that makes healing possible. The weaknesses are in the regulations foisted on the industry by insurances and managed care. The paperwork is so demanding that patient care often suffers due to lack of human ability to deal with the demands. Valley Hope has the best treatment philosophies of any I ever saw.
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  • Caring workers who have experience addiction as well Inconsistent routines. It is a great facility with great counselors. Many of the people admitted they do not take the program seriously. And that can affect others.
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  • Could use some physical updating, and more current programs for family. They have a long standing reputation.