• Residential Treatment

    Residential Treatment

    With access to an alcohol and drug-free living environment - successful recovery is possible.
    Individuals trying to abstain are more successful in a residential treatment setting.
    With access to an alcohol and drug-free living environment - successful recovery is possible. Individuals trying to abstain are more successful in a residential treatment setting.

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  • Activities for Fun

    Activities for Fun

    A common misconception between addicts is that "My life will be over when I quit!"
    The Haven opens possibilities by teaching individuals how to have fun sober.
    A common misconception between addicts is that "My life will be over when I quit!"
    The Haven opens possibilities by teaching individuals how to have fun sober.
  • Build Healthy Relationships

    Build Healthy Relationships

    A key component to long term sobriety is healthy relationships.
    The Haven facilitates building relationships based on boundaries and helping others who are in need.
    A key component to long term sobriety is healthy relationships.
    The Haven facilitates building relationships based on boundaries and helping others who are in need.
  • Lake Powell

    Lake Powell

    Each year The Haven takes Alumni, Residents and others in the community to
    Lake Powell all of whom share a common goal to stay sober.
    Each year The Haven takes Alumni, Residents and others in the community to
    Lake Powell all of whom share a common goal to stay sober.

Get Your Life Back

The Haven offers both residential treatment and sober living programs for men and women struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. All of The Haven's facilities are conveniently located near downtown Salt Lake City, within walking distance of UTA TRAX and the University of Utah. Individuals needing help to stay sober find extra support with The Haven's Sober Living Program. While residents work on the skills needed to live alcohol and drug-free, The Haven Alumni show residents that life without drugs and alcohol can be fun and exciting. The Haven has been has been a leader in treating substance misuse disorders in Utah since 1969. Recovery from alcohol and substance abuse is possible.

New Strategy Considered for Addiction Treatment

New Strategy Considered for Addiction TreatmentThe University Of Utah has some emerging scientific studies going on around the fundamentals of addiction, specifically on how we approach and treat it. There is discussion going on that addiction may actually be a symptom of “normal learning gone awry” and how doctors can use this new found knowledge to help create more effective treatments for addiction. Contrary to what the past decades of research has said about the causes of addiction, this new understanding is suggesting that it is an action picked up and a young, impressionable age, becomes a behavior, and in therefore learned like all other behaviors. So essentially the same processes in the brain that facilitate normal learning get hijacked by drugs and or alcohol abuse. So take all other things we learn- they are experiences, and experiences that are rewarding become experiences we would like to have more than once, and generally time and time again. This rewarding experiences send chemicals to the brain saying let's do this again, and again, and again. This process is not different with drugs, but the changes of physical addiction and other factors are much higher than with other activities making it very hard to quit the set of addictive behaviors. Because addictive drugs wear heavily on the dopamine system of the brain, causing “normal” learning patterns to be thrown off. This disruption of natural dopamine producing makes it harder for naturally occurring levels of dopamine to be enough of a reward for our brains to feel satisfied. This creates the dependence on drugs, and the increase in amount used over time, the more you use the more you need to keep up the dopamine levels your brain is now dependent on. The things that used to give them pleasure don’t give them pleasure anymore, just the drug and alcohol use, and eventually in time this will cease as well.

So this new treatment they are talking about up at the U is focusing on the idea of getting people to understand how automatic a habit addiction has become in their lives. Then looking at treatments that can do two things: one they can help a person in becoming aware of this, and two helping people become aware of the automatic response their bodies have due to triggers. Then the person can hopefully begin to exercise small bits of self control over the automatic habit, and learn how to re-introduce healthy habits that create pleasure back into their lives. The University goes on to say that there have been millions of dollars invested by the National Institutes of health, specifically the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism devoted to this very topic. They want to learn all they can on this topic, how neurons communicate with each other, and how drugs actually affect neurotransmission.

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PHONE: 801-533-0070
FAX: 801-596-2240
EMAIL: info@havenhelps.com
ADDRESS: 974 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 [map]


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Sponsors

George S. And Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation Marriner S. Eccles Foundation The Lawrence T. Dee – Janet T. Dee Foundation R. Harold Burton Foundation Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation United Way Sorenson Legacy Foundation