Located in Boonville, a small town in central Missouri, Boonville Valley Hope has been serving the community since 1981. As a part of the Valley Hope Association, a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those who suffer from substance abuse since 1967, this facility aims to serve clients ages 16 and above with medically monitored detox, residential treatment, day treatment and family addiction treatment services. During this 30-day treatment program, clients can begin to regain their health and stability in a serene, wooded setting.
Accommodations and Food
The 64-bed facility is located on eight acres in sprawling hills 100 miles east of Kansas City. Clients live in recently renovated cottage-style living accommodations. Modest bedrooms house two people apiece and include two twin beds and matching dressers. While cell phones and laptops are prohibited, a shared television can be watched during down time.
All meals are prepared and served in the campus dining hall, just a short walk away from the cottages. The food is served cafeteria style and has a home cooked feel. For those looking to stay healthy, fruit and a salad bar are available at every meal. Caffeine is not permitted, though clients can get in a cup of their favorite coffee off-site.
While this facility does not offer an on-site gym or pool, residents can participate in arranged physical fitness activities each week. The outdoor area of the facility is available for walks and smoking during free time.
Treatment and Staff
The 30-day program offers an initial medically monitored on-site detox program when needed. During this time, 24-hour nursing care is provided to fully stabilize the client. Once detox is completed, a team of certified addiction treatment counselors, physicians, nurses and psychologists work together to help clients through recovery. An added bonus of this facility is that many of the staff members are in recovery themselves.
Each resident undergoes a physical exam, nursing assessment, psychosocial history and psychological screening assessment upon arrival. Once a plan is put into action, the client begins one-on-one therapy with a licensed chemical dependency counselor, group therapy, 12-step meetings and educational lectures on addiction. Group topics range from relapse prevention to trauma to life skills to family dynamics.
Family involvement is also an important part of the program at Boonville. Both individual and group therapy is offered for residents and their family members. Visitation is allowed after the first week of treatment on the weekends. For those who wish to get off site to grab a bite to eat or run an errand, passes are available through the client’s individual counselor.
The day treatment program is used as a step down from residential or for those who wish to stay connected to their home life during treatment. Clients spend six to eight hours in group therapy, weekly individual therapy, 12-step meetings and educational lectures on addiction on a daily basis.
While Boonville Valley Hope does not offer holistic or spa services as part of their program, outside massage or chiropractic practitioners can be brought in on as-needed basis for additional fees.
For those looking for a quiet Midwest setting to receive treatment for substance abuse, Boonville Valley Hope provides a 12-step based, affordable facility. While the accommodations aren’t plush and the amenities are few, the program offers a no-frills approach with daily doses of off-campus freedom.
Boonville Valley Hope
1415 W Ashley Rd
Boonville, MO 65233
Boonville Valley Hope Cost: $9,000-$13,000 (30 days). Reach Boonville Valley Hope by phone at (785) 202-0525. Find Boonville Valley Hope on Facebook
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