About the Facility
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.
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.
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.
- Spiritual Counseling
- Small Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
DanaCommunity 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.Show Bio
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ABOUT VALLEY HOPE OF BOONVILLE
Valley Hope operates 16 residential and outpatient treatment facilities throughout seven states. Valley Hope of Boonville, founded in 1981 and located in central Missouri between Kansas City and St. Louis, offers medical detox, residential treatment, and continuing care for adolescents and adults (ages 16 and older) struggling with chemical dependency. It is one of the state’s 185 (72 percent) private, non-profit facilities.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Valley Hope of 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 who require detox services typically transition to the residential program once completed. Valley Hope of Boonville offers one of the 20 (7.8 percent) non-hospital detox programs in the state. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is also available to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms and help curb cravings.
Treatment utilizes 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 care. Clients participate in individual and group counseling, and spiritual services are also included. Clients also complete educational coursework on addiction, coping methods, and 12-step principles.
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 between 17 to 30 days, making it one of the state’s 48 (18.7 percent) short-term treatment facilities.
Family participation is encouraged throughout treatment. Family therapy and small group sessions are made available to clients who need to rebuild their family connections. Family addiction education courses are also available.
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, placing the facility among the 14 percent of the Missouri treatment facilities with the accreditation. To date, the 10 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com praised the aptitude of staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.8/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facilities at Valley Hope of Boonville include a wooded, eight-acre campus with semi-private, cottage-style housing around rolling hills. The campus also features an on-site chapel.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, 14 alumni of the Boonville Valley Hope facility were polled by Rehabs.com, and feedback was mostly positive, especially concerning the staff. “Very caring and understanding,” wrote alum Russell. Reviewers were also very impressed by the facility's 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.
To date, the 10 alumni polled on more granular metrics by Rehabs.com also praised the level of family participation and the facility's cleanliness, though offered more tempered ratings for the facility's holistic offerings.
Family Participation: 4.8/5
Holistic Offerings: 3/5
Alumni did indicate a lack of extracurricular activities. 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.”
On Google, Valley Hope earned an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars from 11 reviews to date.  Alumni provided positive feedback about the staff and treatment effectiveness. 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.”
On Facebook, where the facility may manage its page, Valley Hope of Boonville had an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars from 26 reviews. A majority of the alumni reviews provide positive feedback about the staff.
However, on Yelp, the facility received one positive and four negative reviews. Reviewers were critical of the treatment's cost, staff attitudes, and the co-ed nature of the facility. One reviewer wrote: “if you are a person who believes you are worthy of respect and would detest being treated as if you are beneath the staff, or will not tolerate being patronized, I would probably look someplace else.”
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date offered mixed opinions of the facility. One loved one gave five out of five stars for counseling options, pricing, and level of staff support, while the other reviewer gave two stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations and amenities. This 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
The two staff members polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also gave mixed feedback. One reviewer gave 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. However, the other staff member gave two stars or lower for counseling options, affordability, connectivity/visitor policy, and holistic treatment offerings.
On Indeed, Valley Hope as a whole earned an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars from 104 reviews to date. All seven reviews about the Boonville location were fairly positive. One staff member described the facility as a “Place where you can see the clients grow and become a new person outside of the drugs and alcohol.” .
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. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com generally approved of the facility's cost.
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Tammy O.Valley Hope is absolutely amazing!!! When my husband Ray O. came to Valley Hope, his alcohol level was 456! This was the 3rd time his level was that high. He was also addicted to prescription pain medication. From the first day he was at Valley Hope, he absolutely loved it. He, like many of the residents, did not want to leave. It was very helpful to both of us that I was able to spend full weekends there and attend classes with him throughout the day. While it was not always easy for Ray while he was there, the staff was wonderful. Everyone at Valley Hope is very friendly and helpful; they want you to succeed! Today, September 6, 2019 is Ray's 6 month anniversary of being sober! He has absolutely no desire to drink or take pills - it really never even crosses his mind. We are both so thankful for Valley Hope and all the people there. We made many lasting friendships with the people Ray was there with and they all continue to help each other. I am so proud of what my husband has accomplished and I will be forever grateful to Valley Hope!
CKVery 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.
earlGreat facilities and staff and counselors got me back on the right path
Anonymousseemed to be effective but was far away.
AnnaIf 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.
CarrieValley hope has given life back to our family.
Wife of patientMy 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.
ShaneIts 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.
MBOur 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.
RussellVery 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.
AnonymousI thought it was great facility. It was clean, affordable and there was excellent family participation. However, there could have been more holistic options available.
AnonymousThere 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.
JWGood program. Better for middle aged and above. The staff is very good but I did not enjoy the forced spirituality.
WKThe staff was real supportive, and I like the freedom to leave the facilities open campus policy to attend both AA and NA
anonymousImpressed with quality
ccGreat program. Even has RN's administering medications. You rarely see this in tx. Most of the time it is simply a med. tech.
AllisonMy 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
LLEI 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.
bdGood place to recover.
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