At Valley Hope, we understand the devastating toll addictive substances have on people, their families and relationships. We've seen productive lives and promising futures destroyed by this relentless, unforgiving disease.
We are steadfast in our belief and dedicated to the idea recovery is possible. With Valley Hope's help, people struggling with addiction can once again become the people they were meant to be. We treat the whole person-mind, body and spirit. Our multidisciplinary team of counselors, chaplains, physicians, nurses and psychologists work together to meet the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of each patient.
The initial concept for a treatment center stemmed from a friendship forged at a bowling alley between two professionals: Dr. Merlynn Colip and Rev. Bob Adams. They shared a common concern; many were suffering with alcoholism and little was being done. From humble beginnings, Valley Hope now operates sixteen treatment centers in seven Midwest states. Programs are accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality reflecting an organization's commitment to meeting performance standards.
Valley Hope of Parker opened in 1989 as 48-bed residential center. The center has provided treatment to over 18,800 patients with substance use disorder. More than 800 patients are admitted each year.
Valley Hope of Denver opened in 1996 and has provided outpatient and continuing care services to 11,500 patients and their family members. Valley Hope treatment centers in Colorado serve patients 18 years of age and older from all walks of life. Patients are admitted from all counties in Colorado, with 85% residing in the Denver Metro area.
We provide a complete range of proven treatment services including: medically monitored detoxification, residential, outpatient, and continuing care/relapse prevention.
I came to Valley Hope when I just couldn't function anymore. I'd hit bottom. I was depressed, discouraged and confused.
The counselors understood how I was feeling. Most of them had walked in my shoes and it made me realize that recovery was possible. It gave me hope. I had a choice: work the program or go back to my old life. It was up to me.
The counselors helped me deal with a part of my life that I had buried. The whole experience was bittersweet but it made me realize God was still there for me.
I look forward to every day now. I know things are going to work out. I'm smiling again.
Cut off from my daughters, with no job and no place to go, I hit bottom. That's when an old friend and former patient of Valley Hope contacted me and gave me the opportunity to get clean. But I had to want it and be serious.
I thought all I had to do was complete the program and I would be able to go back and fool everyone again. That's how addiction works. The people at Valley Hope helped me understand the disease for what it really is. They changed my life and will forever be in my heart.
There are still aspects of addiction that hinder my day-to-day life, but I don't turn to drugs or drink to cope. I made awesome friends at Valley Hope and have a great support system. Today I live with my kids, I talk to my family, I attend celebrate recovery, I am confident again. I even minister and share my story.
My drinking days were pretty much a blur. I did what I needed to do to get by and feed my addiction. Everything else I let slide. Family relationships were fading. Work was going downhill. And I got into a bunch of trouble with the law and that's what got me to Valley Hope.
The staff and counselors made me feel welcome. Hearing other patients' stories made me realize I had a problem that could get a lot worse if I didn't treat it. Once I admitted that, I got with the program. I learned a lot about alcoholism and what I needed to do to live a happier, healthier life.
I know life will never be easy but it is a heck of a lot easier now. My relationships with family and friends have grown tremendously. God, family and friends are what keep me going.