Annie'S House - Alcohol & Drug Rehab Draper
- Seasonal Outdoor Activities
- Recreational Therapy
- Guarantee Program
- Individual Therapy
Medication Assisted DetoxDetox is the process of getting the drugs or alcohol out of the system and treating any uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that may occur. The amount of time a client remains in our detox varies on a number of factors. These includes the severity of the dependency or addiction, what amounts of certain drugs are in the system, the type of drug and how long it takes to get medically stabilized. Medical detoxification involves administering and prescribing a series of medications to help minimize withdrawal and cravings, and constant assessment from medical professionals.
Individual TherapyThis term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Client & Family Support GroupsGroup therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
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Meet the Staff
- Tyler Hansen MSWi, LASUDCCo-OwnerAfter struggling with heroin and opiate addiction and spending time in the Utah State Prison for 2 1/2 years, Tyler has been sober 8 years. He is now pursuing his Masters, and has received a degree in Psychology and is also a licensed substance use disorder counselor in the State of Utah. Tyler donates his time at the RISE program at the Utah County Jail, is a member of the Utah County Sheriffs Office, & he is on the board of directors at the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. Tyler has worked at Steps Recovery Centers for 6 years and started on the admissions team years ago. He has presented at the Fall Substance Abuse Conference and told his story across the country and on several podcasts here locally. He works with several local organizations including Adult Parole and Probation and the Utah Department of Corrections to reduce recidivism to jails and prisons and increase awareness around the opiate crisis. Tyler has 5 kids and a wonderful wife, and spends his spare time with them. They enjoy lots of sports and living in Utah close to the mountains.
- Dr. Mark Keep M.D.Medical DirectorDr. Mark Keep has been in healthcare for 36 years. He was an advanced life support medic in central California for 5 years in the early 1980’s prior to attending medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant Fellowship at he University of Utah followed by Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Arizona. He worked as a general and interventional cardiologist in Utah for 18 years. In 2008 his 7-year-old daughter Alissa died in a motor vehicle accident. Dr. Keep had to overcome grief induced medical issues as well as alcohol use while struggling to recover from the pain of his daughter’s death. Volunteer work as well as research, writing, and speaking on the medical ramifications of grief and loss, including adverse coping mechanisms such as substance abuse, were part of his recovery. He has spoken locally, nationally and soon internationally on the subject. It also led to working with alcoholics and addicts and becoming an Addiction Medicine specialist. He is board certified in Cardiology, a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and board eligible in Addiction Medicine. Sharing his experience, strength, and hope as well as training, medical knowledge, and research are part of his desire to “pay it forward” and help others to also recover from grief, loss, trauma and addiction.
- Desmond Lomax LCMHCExecutive DirectorDesmond Lomax comes to Steps Recovery Center with 20 years of experience in management, programming, and treatment. He recently retired as the Director of Community Programming for the Department of Corrections. His efforts in that position were recognized by the State of Utah and The Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference when he was awarded the 2019 Patrick J. Fleming Award for contributions to the Substance Abuse community. Desmond has a background as a Clinical Director, Therapist, and Law Enforcement Officer for the past 20 years. He has been an adjunct professor for the University of Utah teaching classes in Forensic Social Work for the Master of Social Work program. He loves to present on multiple substance abuse topics and has done so throughout the country. He is a Master Facilitator for the Arbinger Institute and trains organization across the United States on having and maintaining an Outward Mindset. He has a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Political Science and Sociology. He is a BYU Football Alumni who played on the 1996 BYU Football team that was ranked 5th in the country. Most importantly, he is a Husband to his lovely wife for the past 23 years and the father of 4 amazing children. He is humbled to have this opportunity to work for such amazing people.
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ABOUT ANNIE’S HOUSE
Located in Draper, Utah, Annie’s House provides residential treatment for women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It is one of the only 122 (51.9 percent) treatment centers in the state with women-specific programming, and it is exclusively run by women as well. Social detox is included as part of the program, as is lifetime aftercare and alumni support. Annie’s House is one of four facilities operated by Steps Recovery Centers.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, clients of Annie’s House typically remain on site for 30, 60, or 90 days. The center’s programming is founded in 12-step principles and consists of three phases: intervention and social detox; inpatient and wraparound care; and lifetime aftercare and alumni services. During their stay, clients receive individual counseling and participate in group counseling, family therapy, and experiential therapy. Recreational therapy, designed to foster teamwork and build character, is seasonal and includes activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking.
Annie’s House maintains a staff-to-client ratio of 1:3. Staff includes a physician, a licensed clinical social worker, clinical mental health counselors, substance use disorder counselors, case managers, and a personal trainer. In fact, 98.8 percent of substance abuse treatment centers in Utah have higher education requirements for staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Annie’s House can accommodate up to 24 residents at a time, providing much availability given that the median number of clients in a residential treatment program at a given time is 18 individuals. Clients sleep in twin beds and typically share bedrooms, though some private rooms are available. Communal areas include a spacious kitchen, recently remodeled bathrooms, a furnished living room, and a sitting room with a fireplace. A covered pavilion serves as a yoga studio, and clients may use the indoor pool during the summer months.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received survey data from one alum who offered an unwavering recommendation. A.G. provided five-star ratings in most evaluated categories, including the program’s counseling options, treatment effectiveness, and exercise and leisure options. “Great caring staff. Beautiful home… 12 step and spiritually based program where all therapists go above and beyond to prove they care,” she wrote.
Written commentary from three more alumni on Rehabs.com to date was less positive. Former clients Hannah and H.R. both heavily criticized the facility and its programming. Both felt that they were treated poorly, and H.R. critiqued the lack of aftercare as well as the treatment itself, writing, "Twice we just walked down the street picking up garbage because they didn't bother to plan things."
Contrastingly, alumni reviews submitted to third-party sites were overwhelmingly positive. On Google, the facility received an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars, based on feedback from 15 users to date, and on Facebook, 26 reviewers provided a perfect average rating of five out of five stars. Note, the facility can edit its Facebook page, and not all Google and Facebook reviewers identified themselves as alumni. Multiple reviewers described the facility as life-saving and life-changing, highlighting the caring staff and supportive environment. “I have never felt so much love and compassion in a facility before,” C.R., a Google reviewer, wrote. “The house itself is beautiful and homey giving a feeling of comfort and stability, along with the personable staff who genuinely care about your wellbeing,” A.P. mentioned in her five-star Facebook review.
Other former clients praised the program’s comprehensive curriculum and the structure the center provided. “Annie's house offered me a structured and loving environment that after being in treatment several times, made it refreshing to come to,” S.R. commented in a representative Facebook review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
J.L., one of the three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, was disappointed by the care their mother received. Feeling that the staff was dishonest, this individual wrote, “We were lied to many times from the admitting people about stupid things like how she can have soda on the weekends to activities that never happen to the insurance covering the entire bill." This loved one additionally noted disapproval with the quality of the 12-Step programming: "you only go through a couple of the steps and they do that so you have to stay longer," J.L. critiqued.
A second loved one listed similar complaints of no "notification to the insurance," poor customer service and low levels of communication, and medication mismanagement. "This place is really saddening and sickening," C.M. added.
Similarly, the third loved one, T.H.S., felt that the center failed to deliver on their promises and lacked communication skills. “Very little communication with family other than at group settings?” she wrote, giving just one star to family programs, but higher, three-star ratings to staff support and counseling options.
The two Facebook reviews submitted by loved ones differed significantly. Yvonne expressed gratitude for daughter’s treatment. “I thought I had lost my daughter but with the help of the amazing staff, I have her back!” she wrote. R.J. also credited the facility with saving his daughter's life, remarking, "The Therapists and Staff are incredible!"
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two Rehabs.com reviewers who (based on the content of their reviews) appear to be current or former employees shared differing perspectives. S.C. provided the center’s treatment effectiveness with five stars and described the facility as “what treatment centers across the world should aspire to be like.” On the contrary, H.E. characterized Annie’s House as “a mess,” writing, “They can't keep their employees and fire anyone that questions their methods. They are rather lax and run by the seat of their pants with most of their therapy."
Though there is no specific information regarding costs on the facility's website, Annie's House accepts multiple insurance plans, including Intermountain Healthcare, Deseret Mutual, PEHP, Select Health, Molina Healthcare, and Wise Networks. Some financial assistance is available.
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