What to Bring to a Drug Rehab Center

Admissions Checklist:

Welcome, and thank you for considering Annie’s House! We appreciate your business, look forward to working with you, and would like to make you aware of a few things when you decide to make your first steps toward your addiction recovery.

  • We are a non-smoking, tobacco-free facility. If you would like to taper with nicotine patches, you will need to bring them with you upon admission. Our tobacco taper is a 15-day taper. 5 days at 21 milligrams, then 5 days at 14 milligrams and 5 days at 7 milligrams.
  • You cannot have any narcotics or pain patches in treatment.
  • We are a suboxone-free facility. If you are currently on suboxone, our Medical Team will taper you off when you get to treatment.

What to Bring:

  • You will need a guarantor to sign with you on your payment agreement upon admission. This person will be financially responsible for you, should you decide to leave treatment before your financial obligations are met.
  • You will need a credit card on file for your medications. For your convenience, we have a pharmacy that will deliver your medications to the facility.  Please bring all of your medications with you when you check into treatment. No paper prescriptions will be filled once you enter the facility.
  • Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID at the time of your admission.
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of health care professionals, referee, family members and anyone else you would like to have involved in your treatment.
  • $100-$200 in smaller denominations to use during your stay.
  • Laundry facilities, detergent, iron and ironing board are provided at no additional cost.
  • Casual comfortable clothing that can be layered.
  • Sleepwear
  • Shoes for everyday use and for exercise.
  • Workout/gym attire.
  • Shoes, shirts, and appropriate undergarments are required at all times. No tank tops or sleeveless tops.
  • Hats and sunglasses are to be worn outside only.
  • Personal toiletries, including shampoo and conditioner, hairspray, mouthwash, body lotion and sunscreen. All toiletries must be alcohol and propellant-free (pump-style only).

Do Not Bring:

  • Inappropriate Clothing: Clothing with any drug or alcohol reference, excessively tight fitting clothes, low cut, sleeveless or revealing shirts, torn jeans or tee shirts, short-shorts (only mid-thigh shorts may be worn).
  • Items exceeding $500 in value. Steps Recovery is not liable for the loss or damage of any money, jewelry, documents, or any other articles of unusual value. Steps Recovery Center’s liability for the loss of any personal property deposited with the Steps Recovery for safekeeping is limited to $500.
  • Electrical appliances:
    • Television/ DVD Players
    • Computer / Laptop
    • Beeper
    • Camera
    • Palm Pilot / PDA
    • iPods / MP3 Players
  • Cosmetics that contain alcohol will be locked up for use if brought into the facility:
    • Nail polish remover, nail glue
    • Hair color chemicals
    • Aerosol containers
    • Aftershave, cologne
    • Alcohol-free cosmetics are permitted
  • Clove cigarettes or lighter butane, cannot be stored on the premises.
  • Energy drinks or vitamin drinks.
Annie Jensen

Co-Founder, Director

Annie Jensen - Co-Founder, Director

Annie has been with Steps Recovery Center from the beginning. Having the opportunity to open Annie’s House and work with women specifically has been such a rewarding experience for her. After her own drug addictions and trials, residential treatment and the 12-steps program is where she found her new way of life. She loves working in the residential industry and seeing people find hope and sobriety. She is passionate in helping addicts and their families find the help they need to live happy, healthy lifestyles free from addictions.

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Gina Hemma

Clinical Director, LCSW

Gina Hemma

Gina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Science. Gina has worked with women and families most of her career and has extensive experience and specialized training in the following areas: women’s health, medical social work, trauma, addiction and treatment, criminal justice, domestic violence prevention including sexual assault, victim advocacy, child welfare, crisis intervention, family systems, the effects of violence of children, offender intervention, women Veterans and military culture. Gina directed the program for women Veterans at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah as the Women Veterans Program Manager for over 7 years. She was the advocate and advisor for women veterans statewide and developed a holistic, trauma specific and nationally recognized program. Gina is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has worked in both public and private clinical settings. She taught at the University of Utah as an adjunct professor. She presents regularly at conferences and workshop and provides professional trainings nationally. Gina understands trauma is the underlying reason for substance abuse and primary trigger for relapse in women. She is passionate about providing a trauma-informed environment, staff and interventions that are also gender-specific to help women through recovery, the healing process and to reach their full potential.

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Dr. Mark Keep

Medical Director

Dr. Mark Keep

Dr. 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.

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Pam Egelund

Recreational Therapist, CTRS, TRS

Pam Egelund

Pam is a certified Personal Trainer, with experience in metabolic VO2/RMR testing and nutrition and has eleven years of experience working in Residential Treatment Centers. She has created and developed a recreation therapy program for adults with addiction, co-wrote and developed a girls adolescent residential treatment program and has worked within the school system developing adventure leadership programs locally and abroad in Zimbabwe. Pam graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management with a Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Emphasis.

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Alison Martin

Therapist, CMHC

Alison Martin

Alison is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has been working in residential treatment for addiction since 2012. She graduated from University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, having also completed the Master’s program for Educational Counseling. Alison has specialized training in trauma, grief and loss, motivational interviewing, psychodrama and interventions. Alison also specializes in issues that impact the LGBTQ community. She believes that the key to addiction treatment, especially for women, is to develop a sense of self love, and learning to live life authentically. She also believes that trauma work is vital to the healing process. Alison utilizes many therapeutic techniques in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Relationship Trauma Repair. Alison enjoys traveling, spending time in the mountains, and photography.

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Amanda McNab

Therapist, LCSW

Amanda McNab

Amanda graduated with her Master of Social Work from Widener University in Chester, PA in 2006. She worked for a community mental health agency in New Jersey providing intensive in-home services to families involved with the Division of Youth and Family Services, as well as providing services to adolescents on probation in an intensive outpatient substance abuse program. Following this, she functioned as a case manager for a county SSI/SSD Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) initiative, helping individuals with co-occurring disorders apply for Social Security benefits. Amanda came to Utah in 2011 and began working as a mental health provider in a primary care setting for female Veterans at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Two years later, she moved to a position as a youth inpatient social worker at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. In March 2016, she began her role as a therapist at Annie’s House. Amanda is also a licensed as a designated examiner for the state of Utah and a volunteer with the Utah Crisis Counseling Program.

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Denia-Marie "Dema" Ollerton

Therapist, ACMHC

Denia-Marie

Denia-Marie “Dema” Ollerton received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. She has treated addictions, chronic mental illness, and behavior disorders. Using a social justice lens, Dema takes a particular interest in clients’ varied identities: i.e. race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, etc. For example, she was a member of the Institute for the Study and Promotion for Race & Culture (ISPRC) at Boston College 2010-2011 and has integrated the research findings from ISPRC with her current practice. In addition, Dema is learning Spanish and French and plans to provide counseling to native speakers in these languages. Dema also teaches in the Behavioral Science Department at Utah Valley University, where her practical experience and love of psychology come alive in the classroom.

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Chalyn Dye

Marketing & Admissions Coordinator

Chalyn Dye

Chalyn received her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion and Education with an emphasis in Body Image as well as a Minor in Nutrition from the University of Utah. Chalyn grew up dancing in jazz, ballet, and hip hop since the age of 3 and has been teaching dance to kids ages 5-18 years old for the last 8 years. Chalyn uses her education as well as her own personal experience to be a positive role model to those around her. Chalyn has a burning passion for helping girls- young and old- see what beauty from within is all about.

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Jason Webb

Clinical Director, LCSW

Jason Webb

Jason Webb, a self-proclaimed addict of addicts, brings years of experience and training to Annie’s House as our Clinical Director. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Jason received his Master’s degree from the University of Utah after completing his undergraduate Family Science program at Brigham Young University. He is a Licensed Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor and is certified in Egala, a professional equestrian psychotherapy program, and in a powerful ropes course training designed to help addicts build self-confidence and decision making skills. He is also a certified mediator.

Jason has been helping addicts transform their lives since he graduated, serving as a counselor in the Utah State Prison Conquest program, as the Clinical Director of the Ark, another addiction recovery house, and eventually as the founder of his own Sober Living home in Midvale, Utah. He currently hosts numerous presentations in the counseling field and has also published a book, “The Reality of Perception,” that addresses how the perceptions we have impact many areas of our life.

Since joining the Steps Recovery Centers family, Jason has overseen four residential programs and multiple outpatient programs before helping our many clients at our addiction recovery house exclusively for women in Draper, Utah, Annie’s House.

Originally from California and Arizona, Jason lived for two years in Santiago, Chile as a missionary for his church. He and his wife have been married since 1996 and together they have seven children, five boys and two girls.

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Tracey Williams

Counselor, ASUDC

Tracey Williams

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Tera Ettinger

Case Manager, SUDC

Tera Ettinger

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Kim Day

Case Manager

Kim Day

Kimberly (Kim) Day has a passion for helping people. She is currently going to school at Weber State University for a Bachelors of Science in Social Work with a Minor in Criminal Justice. She loves music and plays many instruments. She served a mission for her church to Milan, Italy for 18 months. Kim loves others and loves helping women in addiction to find their voice and learn to love themselves.

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Madison Lund

House Manager

Madison Lund

Madison is the House Manager and Medical Assistant at Annie’s House. She is currently working on her Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work at Utah Valley University and plans to continue in her education to earn her Masters’ Degree as well. After losing her older brother and her father to their addictions, she has set her mind and heart on being an advocate and support of those suffering in addiction, as well as the loved ones that surround them. Madison loves spending time with her family and her young baby girl, as well as traveling and taking photos wherever she goes. Madison loves being a part of the change, growth and recovery that happens here at Annie’s House and seeing the strength and independence that women find here.

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