The holiday season can present heightened challenges to sobriety. However, there are many strategies available to help manage seasonal stress and triggers. A big part of relieving holiday-induced stress comes from self-care. Developing an effective self-care plan can help you manage and overcome holiday triggers and enable you to engage in the spirit of the […]
Halloween has become a challenging holiday for people in recovery – but don’t let that scare you. The freedom of recovery allows us to celebrate the spirit of October 31, unhindered by the mask of drugs and alcohol. Of course, staying away from bars and parties where drinking is prevalent is a given if you […]
Valley Hope leaders will join public, business and community officials from across the city in celebrating the opening of Valley Hope’s new Oklahoma City outpatient facility on Oct. 10.
Back to school season finds students flocking to college campuses to begin or resume their higher learning experience. With all of the social and academic pressures involved with collegiate life, how do students in recovery avoid triggers and maintain their sobriety? Outside of academic demands, the college experience is often synonymous with parties where drugs […]
Faith and community leaders can help individuals and families impacted by addiction. They can lift up messages of support. They can also provide information on how to access services for substance use disorder if necessary. Knowing how to respond to these events can make a huge difference in how the individual, family and community copes […]
Valley Hope launched its first ever mobile website on July 1. The mobile site will give users faster access to Valley Hope information and resources, as well as allow the organization to be more responsive to recent changes in web search. To access the mobile site, go to ValleyHope.org from your cell phone or other […]
Suicide. It’s a subject that no one likes to talk about. Yet suicide is a reality, especially for those struggling with addiction and/or mental illness. Data shows that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the Unites States, which means approximately 44,965 Americans die by suicide each year. Why? Who are these individuals? […]
Addiction is a family disease. It can damage and destroy even the strongest of families. Recovery is equally powerful. It transforms families, providing hope and healing that can repair and strengthen even the most broken of family ties.
Valley Hope co-founder Merlynn “Lynn” Colip has been named to the 2018 list of “50 Kansans You Should Know” published by Ingram’s magazine. The Kansas City, Mo., based publication for business and community news has honored 50 Kansans and 50 Missourians annually since 2011. “I want to congratulate Doctor Colip on this recognition from Ingram’s,” […]
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