Russell Promotes Compassionate Addiction Recovery Efforts with Valley Hope

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Washington, October 10, 2018 | comments

Oklahoma City, OK – Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) supported a local alcohol and drug addiction treatment center in Oklahoma’s Fifth District during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Valley Hope in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

“Addiction is a chronic disease which often takes a devastating toll on families and on our communities,” Russell said.  “We have seen addiction upend the lives of our loved ones from all backgrounds, regardless of income level, race or gender, which is why compassionate treatment centers like Valley Hope are so important.”

Valley Hope provides affordable, caring outpatient treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse disorder. The center has 16 residential and outpatient facilities in seven states, including Oklahoma.

Over the last 51 years, Valley Hope has helped more than 310,000 patients in their recovery efforts. Last year nearly1,000 Oklahomans received addiction treatment through Valley Care.

Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting follows the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a historic funding package of more than $6 billion to combat addiction and opioid abuse. This sweeping legislation focuses on treating addiction and will create a grant program for comprehensive recovery centers to help those suffering substance abuse disorders recover and live healthy lives.

“Isaiah tells us ‘If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness and your darkness shall be as the noonday,’” Russell said. “Valley Hope has been shining brightly for its aid to afflicted souls for more than five decades and I am honored to support them in their efforts.” 

 

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