Valley Vista

Valley Vista is comprised of three autonomous co-occurring addictions treatment programs—gender specific men and women’s programs (Men’s Treatment Program—MTP; and the Women’s Treatment Program—WTP), and our coed adolescent program (Adolescent Treatment Program—ATP).

Valley Vista meets the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) patient placement criteria for Level 3.1 to 3.7.  We are the only Level  3.7 rated co-occurring inpatient addictions treatment organization in the State of Vermont.  In addition, Valley Vista maintains an Opioid Treatment Program Certification issued by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This empowers Valley Vista to provide a comprehensive continuum of agonist therapies as a component of any individual’s initial treatment (detox and/or maintenance needs),  and/or providing agonist induction services for ongoing continue care treatment planning needs  if clinically indicated. All three programs meet ASAM criteria as a Level 3.7 WM—Medically Monitored Inpatient Withdrawal Management detoxification program , to ensure optimal withdrawal care for our patients.  Valley Vista maintains CARF certification for program excellence.  Our comprehensive goal is to provide clinically indicated intervention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitative services reflecting best practice standards.  Valley Vista’s treatment methodologies reflect abstinence-based recovery strategies, and embrace the utilization of community-based support systems such as Alcoholics Anonymous.  Individualized treatment planning establishes goals and measureable objectives supportive of each individual’s growth, and desired outcomes.  Valley Vista’s recovery management program provides recovery coaches, and other peer-to-peer support services for optimal success.


ASAM Level 3.7-WM: Medically Monitored Inpatient Withdrawal Management program for detoxification needs in adolescent/adult programs.

Psychiatric assessment/treatment services for all programs.

Medical/nursing services.

All treatment programs are designed to capture the universally recognized components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programming in a consistently structured, trauma-sensitive inpatient treatment setting.  The comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program design integrates best practice components and protocols into all phases of programming.  Particular emphasis is placed upon engaging family involvement throughout treatment, and aggressively addressing the complexities of all psychosocial, medical, and psychiatric contributing factors.  Evidence-based methodologies are integrated into all components including:  co-occurring awareness and treatment group modalities, and mindfulness practice and skills development consistent with current research.  For our adolescent and older adult women patients, Valley Vista has onsite OB/GYN specialists to assess and assist with women’s health issues.  Our medical staff coordinates treatment with outside obstetrical specialists to assist in managing high risk pregnancies.  And, of course, Valley Vista accepts pregnant women prioritizing them for admission.  The Adolescent Treatment Program is additionally licensed by the State of Vermont, Department of Education, to provide an education program with certified teachers to address each adolescent’s education needs.

Other services offered in all adult and adolescent programs are as follows:

  • Individual & Group Therapy modalities
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Family Engagement Program
  • Seeking Safety
  • Community-based support meetings (AA, etc.)
  • Anger Management
  • Spirituality Recovery Groups
  • Yoga
  • Pet Therapy Services
  • Recovery Management Program
  • Age-Appropriate Therapeutic Recreation

23 Upper Plain
Bradford, VT

Craig S. Smith, LICSW, LADC—Clinical Director; Michelle Hollis, RN—Director of Nursing and Admissions

Interpreter services available? Yes