• 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.

Vaping - A Perspective to Consider

Vaping - A Perspective to ConsiderWe all know smoking kills. Many clinicians feel that smoking is the hardest addiction to quit. So how about these fancy, tasty new e-cigs, are they really helping people quit, or causing a whole new addiction all on their own? Recent results appear to say yes, e-cigarettes are a helpful tool to quit smoking cigarettes. So then we wonder why American public authorities, like the CDC, deeply dislike e-cigarettes? Well they worry that e-cigarettes will keep many smokers smoking regular cigarettes. It’s concerning that e-cigarettes are popular among teenagers, and are already becoming their own type of addiction. Plus they suspect that the vapor coming off e-cigarettes is indeed harmful.

Quitting smoking is very tough. There are patches, lozenges, and gum that work for some, more on a short term basis. Combining drugs like varenicline (chantix) and bupropion with cognitive behavioral groups can work, but getting people to do both is difficult, and the attrition rate high. Recent public health data are declaring that e-cigarettes should help a substantial number of smokers get off regular cigarettes. Which should be encouraged. The point has to be made that nicotine, too, can kill, but far less aggressively than do regular cigarettes. So far, secondary vape emanations, appears rather less dangerous than standard cigarette smoke.

“Almost half a million Americans die from cigarette smoking every year. Many of the deaths occur to non-smokers.”

Smoking is down 10% in the U.S. in the past year, the presumption being that much of that decrease must be due to e-cigarettes, as other important variables have not changed much. American public health officials are worried about the lack of evidence regarding the intake of this nicotine vapor, and the second hand effects of “vaping”. However, most experts do not see this “nicotine smoke” as being anywhere near as dangerous, or run the risk of damaging second handers, as regular cigarette and cigar smoke does. The fear of how appealing the e-cigarettes are to teens and younger kids is by far the biggest worry right now. They are supposed to help people quit smoking, but what if they become the reason teens today pick it up? Definitely a different way we could be thinking about it, a viewpoint to consider.

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