Annie’s House Review
Located in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, Utah, Annie’s House, the newest addition to the Steps Recovery Center network, provides substance abuse treatment for women. Co-founder Annie Jensen, who is in recovery, opened the rehab with the help of her father, Mike Jorgensen, also in recovery. Jorgensen founded Steps Recovery Center, while he was trying to find help for his daughter.
Accommodations and Food
Annie’s House accommodates 24 women inside a high-end ranch-style residence. The house features a pristine lawn, trees and a winding pathway that leads up to the front door. Behind the house is a breathtaking view of the Wasatch Mountains. Clients are accommodated in spacious double or triple occupancy rooms, which include twin beds, dressers and nightstands.
The house includes a group therapy room, a living room with a fireplace, entertainment center, a large fully equipped kitchen, modern-style bathrooms, and a covered pavilion where yoga classes are held. Furnishings are contemporary, yet carefully arranged, so that there is a sense of serenity. Large windows throughout the home provide a sunny ambience.
A chef prepares two nutritious meals a day, and dietary restrictions are taken into account. The clients take turns preparing dinner, and are provided with ample cooking tips. The women eat together around contemporary dining room tables, inside a spacious dining room, adjacent to the kitchen. The house includes a swimming pool and a large backyard. Staff lives on the premises.
Treatment and Staff
Prior to acceptance, clients undergo a comprehensive assessment with an intake counselor, and receive individualized treatment plans. Annie’s Place accepts clients who are on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), including suboxone, as long as they are under a physician’s monitoring. While medical detox is not provided, Annie’s House offers social detox for clients whose withdrawal symptoms can be treated in a non-medical setting. During this time, residents receive around the clock monitoring, as well as peer support. Dual diagnosis support is provided, as well.
The usual length of stay is between 30 and 90 days. At Annie’s House, various protocols including associative awareness therapy for trauma, are used, along with the 12-step approach. Treatment includes group and individual therapy, recreational therapy and attendance at 12-step meetings. Educational classes which focus on substance addiction, criminal thinking and anger management are also offered. Residents are transported to off-site 12-step meetings and required to work on their steps. During their stay, clients are provided with ongoing assessments, which track their progress.
Besides Jensen, the staff includes two Master’s-level LSWs, a medical director, a house manager who is a recreational therapist and a licensed therapist who specializes in behavior disorders.
During treatment, Annie’s House employs animal therapy, and recreational therapy, including visits to an off-site ropes course. Clients are kept active and learn how to get in touch with their bodies by working out.
Annie’s House offers women a delightful retreat secluded in the gorgeous Utah Mountains. The founders bring a personal touch, being in recovery themselves. The women who stay at Annie’s House will find a soothing atmosphere where they can work on their recovery, receive ample peer support and build a foundation for lasting recovery.
Annie’s House Location
1601 E 13200 S
Draper, UT 84020
Annie’s House Cost
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