Norton is the original Valley Hope. The first patient was admitted on August 15, 1967. Valley Hope has grown since that time, currently having nine residential treatment centers and numerous outpatient offices in seven states. However, at Norton Valley Hope, the treatment is as close to the original Valley Hope philosophy as is possible. Norton Valley Hope truly provides a “family” experience for those patients who attend treatment there.
Norton Valley Hope is a free standing substance abuse facility with 56 beds providing treatment to patients ages 16 and up. We have nursing staff around the clock helping our patients recover. We offer detox, residential and partial levels of care seven days per week. We also offer family support and education, believing that substance abuse has an overwhelming impact on everyone in the family. We have found that individuals whose families are involved in treatment have a higher sobriety rate.
Norton Valley Hope is contracted with most major medical insurance companies and works diligently to offer payment plans for those who cannot afford the full cost of treatment up front. We also provide a very competitively priced traditional care program for those patients who will be paying out-of-pocket but desire a 30 day treatment stay.
Our 12 Step based approach includes providing each patient with an individual counselor, group counselor, and chaplain. Our chaplains are nondenominational with a focus on spirituality and the concept of a higher power. The length of stay at Norton Valley Hope is variable and based upon each patient’s recovery needs.
What many patients indicate that they like best about being at Norton Valley Hope, other than our treatment and services, is the town of Norton itself. It is a friendly little town in the North-Western corner of the state. Sometimes being in rural Kansas is looked on as a negative, but where addiction is involved, we can treat the disease removed from, and uninterrupted by the hustle and bustle of the chaotic addicted lifestyle. The town is quiet and peaceful which also lends to the spirit of recovery. Likewise, the people at the local AA, NA, and Al-Anon meetings are helpful and supportive, as well.
Steve Horney has been learning about Recovery and Addictions for over twenty years and joined the Valley Hope team early in 1996 as one of the marketing team centered out of Norton, Kansas. He most recently has helped Valley Hope morph marketing positions into clinical positions, as all of the in-patient centers have a “Community Resource Clinician.” Steve has achieved the level of CADCII certification is also a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in Kansas.
Steve is married to Beth they share their home with a number of dogs and cats. They both enjoy water sports of all types and snow skiing in the winter. He loves traveling and photography. If you have questions about our treatment program, or need additional information – contact Steve today!