Valley Hope Philosophy
Valley Hope’s 70-bed treatment center in Cushing, OK, is located midway between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Housed in a stately mansion on a large acreage overlooking the city of Cushing, the center provides a rural, relaxed setting to ensure a comfortable atmosphere for healing. Much of the architecture and structure of the mansion remain as they did in the late 1920’s with limited renovations which simply enhanced the grounds even more for those seeking treatment.
Areas of Specialization
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
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.
Meet the Staff
Community Service Clinician
Kensie Lyon is the Oklahoma Community Service Clinician for Valley Hope. Her career in the field of chemical dependency began in 2010 working with females ages 13 to 18. Kensie began working for Valley Hope as a Chemical Dependency Counselor in 2012. She loves the program of recovery and understands the importance of separating the disease from individual. She knows it’s important to love those suffering until they can love themselves. Her passion is to show others that there is more than one way to recovery and always hope to be found when taking that first step asking for help. Kensie has a passion to help others and enjoys being involved in the community. She is available to help families who are feeling lost and individuals ready to take the steps to change their lives. She loves Valley Hope and brings a positive attitude to her professional work.
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ABOUT VALLEY HOPE – CUSHING
Valley Hope began operations in Kansas in 1967 and now has 16 locations throughout the Midwest. Located between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Valley Hope in Cushing offers residential substance abuse treatment for adult men and women ages 18 and older. Medically monitored detoxification services and family care are also available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients are assessed when they arrive for treatment — the facility uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria to determine admission.
Treatment programs are individualized, and length of stay varies for each client. Most stay between 17 and 30 days and receive more than 40 hours of clinical treatment per week, including individual counseling, group therapy, family and couples counseling, spiritual counseling, addiction education, and 12-step work. Residents are also taken to local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings off-site.
Some clients receive medication assisted therapy (MAT), which combines behavioral therapy with medication designed to help ease withdrawal symptoms, usually from opiate-based drugs.
A big emphasis is placed on family at Valley Hope. Family programs include specialized small groups, educational lectures, and individual counseling sessions. Family members are also given access to an online, anonymous forum where they may share feelings about their loved ones' experiences with treatment, as well as get information about the correlation between addiction and family dynamics.
Intensive outpatient (IOP) and continuing care are available through other locations in the network, which may consist of between one and nine hours weekly of similar programming.
Staff consists of counselors, chaplains, physicians, nurses, and psychologists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility can accommodate up to 72 residents, all of whom live in the center’s large, family-style brick mansion. Every client has a roommate. There are no private rooms available. The 18 alumni who responded to Rehabs.com about the facility’s accommodations and meals at the time of this writing awarded Valley Hope average ratings of 4.5 out of five and 4.3 stars, respectively.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews for Valley Hope Cushing are highly positive. Most former clients liked the rehab’s no-frills, 12-step approach. More than a dozen alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility mostly four or five out of five stars for all 15 aspects of the program they evaluated, and agreed that the rehab offered a supportive staff, effective coping skills for maintaining long-term sobriety, and a compassionate environment. M.R. told Rehabs.com that it was "like being with family... the atmosphere was very healing and cheerful."
The only consistent complaint was the need for more holistic and extracurricular activities: the 11 alumni who evaluated the facility's holistic offerings gave it a below-average rating of 2.55 out of five stars, and alum S.M. wrote that there were "No accommodations to attend church."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Seven of the eight loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing had high praise for the facility. They cited the compassionate, nonjudgmental treatment toward both clients and loved ones as a major strength. "The councilors would walk around during free time and if they saw a patient or family member struggling with emotions or each other, they would try to talk to them and help them figure out the problem,” a family member named L.M.R. told Rehabs.com.
The staff’s level of experience earned 4.4 out of five stars from five reviewers polled on the subject, and the family involvement offered by the program received a near-perfect, 4.6 stars.
One anonymous Rehabs.com reviewer complained that the program lacked focus on mental health issues and gave Valley Hope Cushing just two stars for its treatment effectiveness. The reviewer remained neutral when asked if they would recommend the facility.
According to the facility’s website, Valley Hope accepts most major insurance plans, but does not accept Medicare of Medicaid. Additionally, Valley Hope offers scholarships to those who qualify.
Published on December 2017
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