• 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.

Kratom to Become a Schedule 1 Drug

Kratom to Become a Schedule 1 DrugThe United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced several weeks ago that it intends to halt Kratom’s unrestricted availability in this country, citing an “imminent hazard to public safety,” and planning to achieve this through designating Kratom a Schedule 1 drug; translation: it will be in the same class of drugs as heroin, LSD, marijuana, and ecstasy. The DEA’s decision is based on the concern that Kratom has a high potential for abuse, and little proof that its use produces medical benefit. As you may imagine, this imminent regulatory roll-out has rallied opponents of many illnesses: Almost 150,000 people signed a petition asking the federal government to reconsider, and the guess is that research scientists were among the signatories. As banning of Kratom would likely result in a grinding halt to the research that is being undertaken to assess the impact of Kratom on chronic pain and addiction. In small amounts, Kratom acts as a stimulant. In large amounts, it has sedative properties, and the DEA says it can lead to psychotic symptoms and psychological addiction. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has identified Kratom as an emerging drug of abuse. Published case reports have associated Kratom exposure with psychosis.

What is Kratom? Well it is derived from a tree (Mitragyna speciosa korth) grown in Southeast Asia, Kratom has become increasingly popular as an alternative to opioids, both to treat pain and to ease opioid withdrawal. It is also used recreationally for both its stimulant and its relaxation properties. It’s leaves have been used for centuries to relieve pain. Other names for Kratom include Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketum, and Biak. This botanical can be eaten raw, but more often the leaves are crushed and brewed as tea; and the more industrious have formulated Kratom into capsules, tablets, and concentrated liquids. Anecdotal reports suggest it is less addictive than opioids, and there are many companies in the United States that advertise it as a legal high. In contrast however, several Southeast Asian countries have outlawed it because of addiction concerns. We will keeps our eyes on this as to when the DEA will officially get it on the Schedule 1 drug list.

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