Valley Hope - Boonville in Boonville, MO

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(3.9 of 5)
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1415 Ashley Road
Boonville MO 65233

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

  • 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.

  • Aftercare Support
    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.

Facility Highlights

Spiritual Counseling

Small Group Counseling

Individual Counseling

Meet the Staff

Dana

Community Relations Clinician

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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. Valley Hope - Boonville, 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 at Valley Hope - Boonville begins with a consultation with a qualified admissions counselor and addiction specialist. Clients are assessed for their individual needs, and enrolled in the appropriate programs. Clients needing detox services begin the detox program and transition to the residential program once completed.

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 model of addiction, and aims to provide compassionate, understanding care. Clients participate in individual and group counseling. Spiritual services are also included, as well as medication assisted treatment as needed.

Clients also participate in educational coursework to learn more about addition and coping methods. Education courses are led by leaders that are active in the 12-steps program and have completed rehab as well.

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. Most clients begin with the residential program and move to continuing care services as a step-down process.

Family participation is encouraged throughout treatment. Family therapy and small group sessions are made available to clients that need to rebuild their family connections. Family addiction education courses are also available.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The Valley Hope - Boonville is staffed 24/7 by trained medical personnel. The treatment team consists of counselors, chaplains, physicians, nurses, and psychologists supported by nurses. The counseling staff is certified. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The facilities at Valley Hope - Boonville include a wooded, eight-acre campus with 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, 10 alumni of the Boonville Valley Hope facility were polled by Rehabs.com. Feedback was mostly positive.

Alumni gave three out of five stars or higher 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,” alum Allison wrote.

Yet alumni also indicated a lack of extracurricular activities. Reviewers gave 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.

On Google, Valley Hope earned four five-out-of-five star reviews. [1] Alumni praised staff and treatment effectiveness. In a representative Alum Tim wrote: “Valley Hope is exactly as the name suggests...a placed filled with HOPE. The staff is very invested in the wellness of their patients.”

WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY

There has been two reviews from loved ones about Valley Hope. One review was positive while the other was very negative.

One loved one gave five out of five stars for the overall quality, counseling options, pricing, level of staff support, and pricing. This loved one gave only three out of five stars for accommodations and amenities, meals and nutrition, and exercise opportunities.

The other loved one gave two out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities, with only one out of five stars for meals and nutrition. The anonymous loved one complained about the high cost and the food. “You cannot heal the mind and body while eating sugar, dairy, gluten, processed meats, etc.,” she wrote before adding “They do not teach outside of their AA box.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

Two staff members were of Valley Hope's Boonville location were polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing. One gave positive feedback, while the other gave negative feedback.

One gave five out of five stars for most of the evaluation metrics, including treatment for co-occurring disorders, the staff's level of training and experience, respect for clients' privacy, and staff loyalty to patients' best interests. The other staff member gave two out of five stars or lower for the available counseling options, affordability, connectivity/visitor policy, meals and nutrition, and holistic treatment offerings.

FINANCING

Valley Hope is in-network with many insurance and managed-care providers, but it does not accept Medicare or Medicaid. A limited amount of client aid is available, and payment plans can be arranged.

[1] https://goo.gl/bb3B1o

Published on January 2018

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Very impressive at first but so much drama. Seems focus is scattered and not on patients. Also, some counselors have more issues than those they are trying to council and they don't hesitate to mention it. Services were promised upon arrival that never happened. I'm nit so sure this is the best place for everyone. I would not recommend it.

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Great facilities and staff and counselors got me back on the right path

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seemed to be effective but was far away.

If you are serious about ending the cycle of drug and/or alcohol abuse this is the place for you. Staff is absolutely fantastic and caring. You are given all the tool for success and you are given mefication assisted detox.

Valley hope has given life back to our family.

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My husband stayed 3 weeks, it appears after $10,000 paid by insurance, we owe $6,000. You cannot heal the mind and body while eating sugar, dairy, gluten, processed meats, etc. They do not teach outside of their AA box. My husband has been a roller coaster since he has been home (just like he is when drinking/on drugs). But my biggest complaint is that I believe we got head AND body live from the facility. We are a large family and it has been a nightmare in attempting to rid our family of these parasites. The stress has only increased since his stay.

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Its a facility that wants to help you, if your really ready to make a change in your addiction. Has a structured environment but a relaxed atmosphere to help with your steps toward recovery. I would Recommend it to anyone that needs help. Staff are very helpful.

Our 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.

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Very caring and understanding staff Limited exercise options Most everyone there wanted to be there, focused on recovery. Many staff members were in recovery. An overall great atmosphere.

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I attended Valley Hope in 2006 and attempted to go again in 2015. Due to an inept admissions person I drove over two hours only to be turned away at the door. Drug and alcohol addiction is a life or death issue and when huge mistakes are made by staff it makes me question if the facility is equipped to deal with such a serious issue.

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I thought it was great facility. It was clean, affordable and there was excellent family participation. However, there could have been more holistic options available.

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There is way too much down time when there is lots of activities that could be offered. No access to television, phones, work out machines, etc.. was a downfall. However, despite this it was a wonderful treatment center.

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Good program. Better for middle aged and above. The staff is very good but I did not enjoy the forced spirituality.

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This is a wonderful facility.

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The staff was real supportive, and I like the freedom to leave the facilities open campus policy to attend both AA and NA

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Impressed with quality

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Great program. Even has RN's administering medications. You rarely see this in tx. Most of the time it is simply a med. tech.

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My counselor was very good at her job. The groups were led my the counselors rather than people that didn't have experience. Detox is good. Medication assisted treatment is available. They allow you to go to outside meetings & the meetings they go to are some of the best I have attended. The facility has a lot of outdoor area to walk around including woods in the back. You sleep in very nice cabins. When not in group there is always something going on with the clients, you get a very solid support network. You can smoke anytime(unless you are in group) There is a walmart nearby if you ever need anything like a toothbrush and you can have your own personal snacks, soda, and coffee. Valley hope offers a very personal experience. Its obvious they care about their clients which is different than most Tx places that see their clients a dollor signs rather than individual people. 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, getting into a sober living house, and they have intensive outpatient in Booneville and St. Louis

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Gave us AA contacts and half-way homes nearby once we left.

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Great staff. Always had help. Used the chapel. Made many friends. Was able to attend lectures, had private time, great food, etc.

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I was very scared but they made me feel very comfortable. The staff were always available to discuss issues I was having. The group sessions were very helpful and counseling was great. Great people who work at Valley Hope, and most are recovering addicts/alcoholics as well.

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Good place to recover.

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