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Areas of Specialization
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Holistic Therapy
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ABOUT VALLEY VISTA
Situated along the Connecticut River amid Vermont’s rolling hills, Valley Vista is an 80-bed inpatient facility that provides treatment for men, women, and teens struggling with with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. Located in the community of Bradford, the facility also provides medical detoxification services on-site. Pregnant women and individuals struggling with opioid addiction are given admission priority.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility's website, clients may first participate in an initial substance abuse assessment and, if necessary, psychiatric evaluation, which are used to form an individualized treatment program.
Recovery programs at Valley Vista are gender- and age-specific and adhere to the 12-step model of recovery. During treatment, clients attend on-site 12-step meeting and perform associated “step-work.” Along with 12-step immersion, Valley Vista also employs a number of evidence-based treatment approaches.
Although programming differs, in some aspects, between the men’s and women’s programs, all clients participate in individual, group, and family counseling, relapse prevention work, and psychoeducational groups.
According to the facility’s website, men’s treatment focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a trauma-sensitive approach. The women’s program puts greater emphasis on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and addresses specific issues most-relevant to women, such as abuse through a Seeking Safety component.
Both programs may also incorporate a range of alternative therapies into programming, such as guided meditation, yoga, recreational therapy, pet therapy, and artistic expression. Family participation throughout treatment is highly encouraged.
Offering similar programming as adults, including counseling and psychoeducational sessions, the adolescent program also addresses emotional and behavioral issues common among adolescents, such peer relationships and family dynamics. Valley Vista also coordinates with the Vermont Teachers Association to provide clients with tutorial and school re-entry programs.
If necessary, Valley Vista may prescribe a medication-assisted therapy protocol (methadone) to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of opioid dependency and help curb cravings. Ongoing medication management is also available to individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health concerns.
The center's website notes Valley Vista employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of board-certified psychiatrists, a 24-hour nursing staff, substance abuse and mental health counselors, case managers, consulting teachers and tutors, and a support staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility's website indicates the 80-bed facility offers separate age- and gender-specific units. Although specific information concerning the facility’s sleeping arrangements and amenities is scarce, Valley Vista’s website describes the facility as offering a “safe tranquil setting that is conducive to recovery.”
Eleven out of the 13 individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars for the facility’s accommodations and amenities. Two survey respondents did not rate this aspect of the facility.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The seven alumni polled by Rehabs provided mixed opinions concerning the facility. While four of the seven alumni polled on the matter offered an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars for the facility’s counseling options, some alumni reported a lack of structure and issues of understaffing.
“Didn't have much outside time to exercise because they were always understaffed,” Robin wrote. Alum Annie added: “Counseling was good. I feel that we should have been more structured and have a better mental health model as well.”
However, alum Dorothy offered a five-star rating for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training. “I was there 129 days and was taught how to live free of drugs after 30 years of using,”she wrote.
Alum Matt also reported sustained recovery. ”I recently spent 33 days at Valley Vista, and couldn't be happier with the facility and the staff that helped me through a really hard time in my life,” he wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The six loved ones polled by Rehabs.com generally approved of the facility. Based on five reviews, loved ones gave an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center.
The five loved ones gave an average above four stars for affordability, family participation, the visitors policy, and the staff's level of training and experience.
“Communication with family was thorough,” an anonymous loved one wrote. Providing a rating of five stars for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, Mary, a mother of a client, cited the “Great staff” as a facility strength. “My daughter was heavy into pills and is a success story from what she received there,” Mary wrote.
However, a few loved ones did support alumni opinions regarding a lack of opportunity for physical activity.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s staff members. However, the 11 staff members or former staff members who left reviews on Indeed at the time of this writing provided an average rating of three out of five star rating. 
"I loved the patients, I loved working there yet the management was terrible. There was zero support from any of the management, the patients had more weight/say than the staff," a former employee wrote.
According to Valley Vista’s website, it accepts private payment as well as “most third party insurances,” including, but not limited to, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and Vermont Medicaid.
Published on August 2017
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