Valley Hope Association in Norton, KS

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(4.2 of 5)
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709 West Holme Street
Norton KS 67654

Valley Hope Association Philosophy

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.

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

  • Family Program
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Highlights

Detoxification

Family Education

Continuing Care Placement

Meet the Staff

Megan K. O’Connor

Director of Development

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Megan K. O’Connor began her career in business, after acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Oregon State University. Megan began her work with Valley Hope in 2003 in Norton, Kansas. Megan was certified as an alcohol and drug addiction counselor in 2004, after completing the Valley Hope Counselor Training Program. She worked as a counselor at Norton Valley Hope and enjoyed her work with individuals, families and continuing care groups. Megan was promoted to Director of Development for Valley Hope Association in November 2005 and her work with the Foundation began a new journey. Goals as Director of Development focus on fundraising and alumni relations. Megan has acquired a certificate of fundraising management from The School of Philanthropy, from the University of Indiana. She enjoys traveling and meeting longtime alumni of Valley Hope and others, who support our mission.

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ABOUT VALLEY HOPE ASSOCIATION - NORTON

Set in the hilly, rural, picturesque town of Norton, Kan., Valley Hope Norton was founded in 1967 as the first rehab in the now-extensive, multi-location Valley Hope Association. The facility offers medical detox, residential treatment, as well as partial day care to men and women over the age of 16 who are struggling with substance abuse issues.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

All patients receive a comprehensive assessment upon admission, which includes a medical exam, nursing assessment, psychosocial history, and psychological screening.

The program is 12-step based and length of stay varies depending upon individual need. Clients receive more than 40 hours of treatment a week, including individual counseling, small group therapy, psychoeducational groups, and spiritual counseling with a nondenominational chaplain. They also attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and/or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in the community.

A major emphasis is placed on family at Valley Hope, and family members are encouraged to participate in their loved one’s recovery. The facility runs family programs that include specialized small groups, educational lectures, and individual counseling sessions.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

In addition to a 24-hour nursing staff, the treatment team includes consulting physicians/psychologists and certified chemical dependency counselors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The 56-bed facility is set in a straightforward, low-rise building along US-36.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Alumni response to Valley Hope Norton is highly positive. When asked if they would recommend treatment at Valley Hope Norton to others, the three alumni polled on this metric gave two four-star ratings and a perfect five-star rating. Those surveyed by Rehabs.com gave the facility four or five out of five stars in most categories, including treatment effectiveness, the staff’s level of training and experience, counseling options, family participation, and cleanliness.

The program received low ratings for holistic offerings, as each alum gave only two out of five stars, and a couple of former clients specifically called this out when surveyed by Rehabs.com.

On Valley Hope Norton’s Facebook, which the center can manage, 44 reviewers to date gave an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars. 40 of the 44 reviews were perfect five-star ratings, with three outlying one-star ratings. A handful of reviewers who chose to leave commentary mentioned that they received treatment decades ago and still have lasting sobriety.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The four loved ones polled to date also offered positive feedback and when asked if they would recommend the facility, gave an average rating of 4.25 out of five stars. Counseling options were especially lauded, receiving an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars. Praise in loved ones’ comments focused on the good reputation of the experienced staff, while criticisms mentioned outdated accommodations and the short length of treatment.

FINANCING

There's currently no specific information available on pricing via the facility's website. According to its website, Valley Hope accepts most forms of private insurance. There are discounted treatment programs for clients who agree to pay in cash without the use of health insurance. A patient loan program is also offered to clients who qualify.

Updated February 2017

Published on March 2017

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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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Saved my life!

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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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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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It was program that was workable and was very intensive in the 12 step program. It was a very individual oriented program. It was outstanding.

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I chose to stay sober - now going into my 38th year of sobriety.

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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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well trained staff, very professional, need longer treatment times nothing at this time

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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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Could use some physical updating, and more current programs for family. They have a long standing reputation.

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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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I am still sober. I went to AA and a recommended counselor and group for my aftercare. Valley Hope has now expanded into several states. I sure hope they are as good now as they were then. I went in with my husband - he relapsed & we ended up divorced. I have maintained my sobriety solely with the help of Jesus Christ. 7 years after we were in Valley Hope our 17 yr old daughter was killed in a car accident - the 2nd of our 4 children to die - I still maintained sobriety - he died 4 years ago from emphysema & alcohol problems.

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By the Grace of God, the help of this treatment center and AA I have been sober since Aug 18, 1984. I have seen many others go through this center and stay sober for many years. I've also seen many go through the center and go back out and use or drink. My personal thinking is that if a person wants to get clean and sober they can do it with the help provided by this rehab center. Also I believe that if a person is not ready, they most likely won't stay clean and sober at this or any other rehab center. This rehab center is a spiritually centered organization which I believe is paramount to staying clean and sober.

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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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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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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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Good program but lacks a holistic offering

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