Valley Hope - Boonville Philosophy
Founded in 1981, the Boonville Valley Hope facility offers residential addiction treatment for men and women ages 16 and up. The facility takes a 12-step approach to recovery, and combines AA’s principles with psycho-educational and small-group counseling to give each client a solid foundation for long-lasting sobriety. Family support and education is also provided, as is a plan for continued care long after treatment is complete.
Areas of Specialization
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, 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 Relations Clinician
Dana is the Community Services Clinician for Valley Hope’s Missouri continuum for alcohol, drug and related treatment services. A credentialed counselor, Dana has been involved in the chemical dependency treatment field since 2007. An alumna of the counselor training program, Dana has had the opportunity to work in residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and with the AC/ESS program. She is enthusiastic about connecting with the community and assisting those in need of information on addiction treatment. Dana believes that addiction not only affects those suffering, but their family members and the community at large. She is excited about being a part of helping people access the resources they need in order to get well. Dana has a great passion for recovery and assisting those who need treatment, as well as their loved ones.
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ABOUT VALLEY HOPE – BOONVILLE
Nonprofit Valley Hope operates 16 residential and outpatient treatment facilities spread throughout seven states. This center, founded in 1981 and located in central Missouri, midway between Kansas City and St. Louis, offers medical detox, residential treatment, and continuing care for adults ages 16 and older.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment uses the 12-Steps in a multidisciplinary program that aims to address clients’ physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs. Valley Hope follows the disease concept of addiction, and aims to provide compassionate, understanding care.
Valley Hope advises a 30-day stay in residential treatment, but allows for variation depending on the client’s needs. The average length of stay is 17 to 30 days.
Treatment begins with an assessment that includes a medical history and physical exam, nursing assessment, psychosocial history, and psychological screening. During residential treatment, clients receive over 40 hours of treatment a week, comprised of individual, group, and family counseling, plus education about the nature of addiction, pastoral sessions, and local, off-site 12-step meetings. Some clients receive medication-assisted therapy. Families are invited to educational sessions as well as small-group counseling, and online counseling is available for families that are unable to travel to the facility. A weekly meeting is held for alumni.
The center is staffed 24/7. According to Valley Hope’s website, staff across the organization includes counselors, chaplains, physicians, nurses, and psychologists. The Boonville team includes certified counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients live on a wooded, eight-acre campus in semi-private, cottage-style housing around rolling hills.. Photos published on Valley Hope’s website indicate that there’s a chapel or prayer area on-site.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there are 10 alumni who were polled by Rehabs.com. Alumni gave particularly high ratings for the facility’s family programming and the staff’s level of training and experience, and in their comments they repeatedly praised the staff. “Very caring and understanding,” wrote alum Russell in a representative review. Reviewers were also very impressed with and grateful for the aftercare provisions. “My counselor has kept up with my progress and after a year clean you get to go back for a ceremony that celebrates your clean time. They really help you with an aftercare plan,” Allison told Rehabs.com.
Yet alumni also indicated a lack of extracurricular activities. Reviewers tended to give the facility lower ratings for its holistic options, and the few complaints received tended to cite factors such as “limited exercise options” or “too much down time.” One alum also objected to the “forced spirituality,” and C.H. described an unhappy experience with an “inept admissions person” in which they were turned away at the door.
B.D., who was 40 to 59 years when entering the facility, chose this rehab facility based on a personal choice, and entered rehab because of a family intervention. B.D. was treated for pain med addiction for 15 to 29 days. B.D. has been out of the facility for over 12 months, completed treatment successfully, and entered a sober living environment afterward.
B.D. gave the facility five out of five stars for accommodations & amenities, meals & nutrition, and leisure options. B.D. also gave the facility five stars for the quality of counseling overall, the quality of the lead counselor, and consistency of meetings. B.D. gave the facility five stars overall.
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
There has been one family member that has been polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing. The anonymous loved one had a child who attended the facility. The loved one’s child stayed at the facility for 15 to 29 days and was treated for substance abuse. He played an active role in his child’s treatment and wrote that treatment benefited his child. He was not involved in helping finance his child’s treatment but did visit the client while he or she was in the facility. He gave the facility four stars overall.
WHAT STAFF SAY
There have been two staff members polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing. One staff member, M.B., is a current employee and has been working at the facility since 2015. M.B. has a Master’s degree, is a full-time staff member, and wrote that the facility is a private, for-profit organization. M.B. wrote that the facility follows a 12-step model and is an outpatient/IOP private pay treatment center. M.B. thinks very highly of the facility writing that the staff, quality of treatment, and affordability of care was first class. M.B. added additional commentary writing that the facility’s goal is to “meet patients where they are at and work with them to accomplish their goals for a happy, more fulfilling life, which no doubt includes sobriety.”
According to the facility’s website, Valley Hope is in-network with many insurance and managed-care providers — but it does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. A limited amount of patient aid is available, and payment plans can be arranged.
Updated April 2017
Published on May 2017
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