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Valor Behavioral Healthcare: Addiction Treatment Center Philosophy
VALOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE is a full-service, long-term substance abuse treatment facility located in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ. Valor provides a unique approach to recovery focusing on drug and alcohol addiction along with a specialization in dual diagnosis patients suffering from other mental health disorders. We offer powerful and effective methods of treatment for those suffering from substance abuse disorder.
Our main goal is to offer our clients an upscale, safe and structured environment while providing them with support, respect, inspiration and a sense of belonging. We focus on the importance of education and empowerment to not only the suffering addict but the families who are also affected by addiction; with the purpose of reuniting them with their loved ones, leading them on a path of harmony, serenity, and a well-balanced life.
At valor, we understand the importance of individuality. Although we run a very well structured program we allow room for individuality for each and every client. We clearly identify the needs of each individual by assessing various aspects of their life, such as addiction patterns, external factors, client’s intentions, etc., so that we may ensure effective personal growth as well as a positive and successful recovery.
Valor’s primary mission is to provide our clients with relapse prevention tools and give them the support needed to manage their long-term sobriety.
We hold our client’s life and future to high standards. We focus on preparing them for a positive and healthy life outside of recovery and actively work with them to become contributing members of society.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
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.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Dr. Karen Kando
Highly experienced staff to address sex addiction.
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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
Upscale residential homes located in Scottsdale in close proximity of the treatment center Comfortable Full-Size bed Clean linens and bedding provided Large kitchen stocked with healthy food options Family room with large flat-screen TV with Cable Pool Table/Ping Pong Table Washer/Dryer (laundry detergent/fabric softener provided) Large backyard (smoking permitted in designated areas) Built-In BBQ Grill Pool with Waterfall Hot Tub Fire Pit Daily chores to maintain living quarters House phone available with house manager's permission Daily morning meditation group Daily 12-step meetings around the Valley Nightly wrap up group as a house Random drug and alcohol testing
Having spent many years battling my own addiction and working in the treatment field, I have experienced many addiction treatment facilities across the country. Valor has built one of the premiere treatment centers in Arizona and anywhere across the United States. The staff at Valor has the experience and credibility to help suffering addicts get the help they need. From the beautiful facility they have built for treatment to the upscale home that clients live in, they provide a safe and comfortable environment to allow clients and their family the opportunity to begin the road to recovery. I would recommend Valor to anyone needing treatment for drug/alcohol addiction. There is no treatment center in Arizona that can match the experience or program that Valor has built.
When I was looking for treatment for my son, a struggling heroin addict, I was at a loss as what to do. I called places over and over again. Most places were not willing to help, did not answer my questions, and gave the runaround with insurance and finances. When I found Valor's website, it was a last ditch effort to find help. The staff at Valor answered the phone immediately and were quick to assure me that they would help whether it was at their center or another one. They immediately ran my son's insurance which they took, arranged detox, and gave us all necessary instructions on where to take my son. The entire process was smooth and my son is doing fantastic as a client of Valor Behavioral Healthcare. Valor is there to help the next struggling addict, not just take their money as so many other treatment centers were from my experience. I would recommend Valor to anyone who is i need or knows someone in need of beating their addiction.
I have recently been seeking out treatment centers for my wife, a struggling alcoholic. After visits with multiple centers face-to-face, I can say that I am highly impressed with my experience with Valor. The second I walked in the door I was greeted by friendly staff members, and a setting that was warm and comfortable for any client/family member. I got time with 2 of the therapists to talk about my wife and was given a ton of direction and insight on what I can do to help her. They ran insurance while I was there and laid out what finances, the program and the entire experience would be like not only for my wife, but myself as well. My wife is in detox as of today, and I look forward to her getting her life back, my kids getting their mom back and she and I rekindling our marriage with a life of sobriety. Thank you so much Valor. I look forward to the experience.
They truly care about helping others! I would recommend them to anyone. When you are in need of a place like this, it is critical to feel like you are in good hands, like you are taken seriously, like they understand you and are here for you. Addiction is a very hard thing to go through, whether you are the patient of a family member of the patient. It is very important to know that you will be taken care of in such a critical time. What a wonderful facility.
Immediately upon walking in I could not believe my eyes, this center is absolutely gorgeous! Everything is perfect: the ambiance, the flow, and the facilities are all brand new and state-of-the-art. Everything has clearly been arranged with the clients and their healthy recovery in mind. The staff is amazing! They are all so friendly and bring decades of experience to the table. I've never seen such a gorgeous center and united, dedicated team all in one place like this before. I would absolutely recommend Valor to anyone who wishes to take their recovery seriously with a team of accomplished professionals in the most comfortable and functional center available in the Valley!
Valor Behavioral Healthcare has been an amazing experience for me. I gained a lot of knowledge to help me maintain my sobriety, helped me save my marriage, and has created a path that is destined for success. I recommend this program to anyone who needs help for addiction. The staff at Valor are helpful, knowledgeable, and very friendly. You will not want to leave the facility. I owe my life to Valor Behavioral Healthcare and will forever be grateful…
Meet the Staff
Dr. Reyes Topete, M.D.
Dr. Reyes is a Board Certified Addictionologist through the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is an expert at Medical Stabilization, Ambulatory Care and Urgent Care. He completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and has been in the field for over 20 years.
He currently provides detoxification and addiction related services at several other facilities in the Valley including Aurora Behavioral Health and St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center, among others.
Dr. Topete understands his patient’s individual needs and dedicates himself to giving them the best, safest and most appropriate care. He is committed to having open communication with referring professionals and the clinical team so that everyone is on the same page for our clients healing process.
Dr. Cho Long Kim
Dr. Kim is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a Primary Care Physician licensed in the state of Arizona. Dr. Kim earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Her medical training encompassed an extensive curriculum that elegantly merged every aspect of conventional and ancient natural medical practices. Her clinical experience has been intensely involved with addiction medicine and recovery since 2006. Since being out in practice, Dr. Kim has held multiple medical directorships and is honored to serve as a member of Valor Behavioral Healthcare to assist those in need of detox prior to treatment, as well as help clients with any medical conditions while under the care of Valor Behavioral Healthcare. Prior to medical school, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from The University of California, Riverside. Her scope of practice has included Environmental Medicine, Pharmacology, Minor Surgery, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, and Physical Manipulation. She utilizes a combination of naturopathic and allopathic modalities to support the healing process already occurring in our divine bodies.
Stephanie Del Corral
Director of Wellness and Aftercare
Stephanie has passionately dedicated her career to helping the addiction population who is seeking recovery. She received her bachelor’s in Psychology and Dance in 2011 from Arizona State University. A few years later she continued her education in the addiction treatment and wellness field when she received her Life Coaching certificate from World Coach Institute, her Yoga teacher training from At One Yoga- LifePower YTT, studied under Meditation/Yoga Guru Jenn Chiarelli and even trained with Nikki Myers in Yoga for Addiction. Stephanie is now the Director of Wellness and Aftercare at Valor Behavioral Healthcare. She specializes in addiction recovery based yoga, meditation, art recovery classes as well as Life and Addiction Recovery coaching. Once her clients are ready to move on to their next phase in their sobriety, Stephanie implements individualized Aftercare planning so that the clients can feel confident and secure about their future after Valor.
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ABOUT VALOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE: ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER
Based in the desert of Scottsdale, Ariz., Valor Behavioral Healthcare provides comprehensive programs for individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. This high-end, state-of-the-art treatment facility provides a long-term residential program, intensive outpatient (IOP) track, family program, and aftercare support. It also offers inpatient medically-managed detox services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The rehab uses conventional medicine and holistic techniques for patients who require detox. Individuals stay in the eight-bed inpatient detox unit for three to seven days. Aftercare planning may encompass career planning, job placement, assistance with living situations/sober living, and different levels of care at the facility.
Residential patients stay a minimum of 90 days, though treatment may last for up to one year. Participants receive daily transportation to the nearby treatment center where they attend therapy sessions alongside IOP clients, who return home at night.
In addition to 12-Step meetings and group sessions that focus on relapse prevention, anger management, and addiction education, clients attend weekly individual therapy with an assigned, master’s level therapist for evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR). Residents receive life coaching and career guidance, and trained medical staff conduct psychological evaluations and administer medication. Holistic opportunities include yoga, meditation, acupuncture, equine therapy, and addiction-based art and music therapy.
A robust family program includes groups, therapy, and education. Both residential and IOP graduates have access to extensive aftercare support .
Led by an M.D. who specializes in naturopathic medicine, the treatment team comprises a board-certified addictionologist, psychiatrist, licensed professional counselor, case manager, and others.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Valor Behavioral houses up to 18 clients in high-end residential homes. Residents sleep in comfortable, full-size beds and receive clean linens and sheets. Amenities include a stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, built-in BBQ, pool with waterfall, hot tub, and fire pit.
Therapy is supplemented by daily visits to the gym and weekly trips to ballgames, movies, or theme parks. Clients undergo random drug and alcohol testing and perform daily chores to maintain their living space.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Two alumni, to date, who reviewed the facility for Rehabs.com provided positive feedback. Both gave perfect five-star ratings for overall effectiveness of treatment, accommodations, and meals.
Meg praised the staff, treatment modalities, and caring. She wanted Rehabs.com to know: “I felt so comfortable with the staff and the other residents, which allowed me to heal physically, mentally and emotionally.” This was a life-changing experience for Meg: “I think about Valor everyday and will remain forever connected to them for saving my life and for restoring the love and joy that had gone amiss.”
Chris commended the staff and physical setting and told Rehabs.com: “I completed Valor Behavioral's 90-day program and have remained sober ever since. The staff at Valor is top notch and their facilities are extremely nice and clean at all time” and added: “I would recommend Valor to anyone needing treatment. Overall I had a great experience.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, the three loved ones who reviewed the facility, similar to alumni, gave perfect five stars to overall effectiveness, accommodations, and meals. They all would recommend the rehab.
Loved ones praised the staff, physical facility, and support. Andrea told Rehabs.com about her son’s experience: “He needed a place with a structured program, a foundation based on honesty and values but also somewhere he could feel safe. When we found Valor Behavioral Healthcare we knew we found something special.”
J.T. wanted Rehabs.com to know: “The staff is trained and very professional. The houses are very nice and well maintained.” And Katie reported: “They have been there for us and our son through this process and have done everything they said they would. We’ve been to other facilities and none of them compare to Valor.”
The center accepts private insurance, such as Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, Humana, UnitedHealthcare.
Published on June 2017
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