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.
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!”
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.