• 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.

A Look At “Functional Alcoholism” & What it Means

A Look At “Functional Alcoholism” & What it MeansIn 2007 the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse released a landmark study that categorized alcoholics into five subtypes, one of which includes "Functional." The topic of high-functioning alcoholics (HFAs) has also been in the media quite often since.

HFAs are defined as individuals who are able to maintains an average level of outside functioning personally, professionally and/or academically while still drinking alcoholically. HFAs can exhibit various characteristics at different times or phases of their drinking that can be broken down into different categories and include but are not limited to:

Denial:
- Difficulty viewing themselves as alcoholics because they don’t fit the stereotypical image.
- Believe that they are not alcoholics because they are externally successful.
- Use alcohol as a reward and/or justify drinking to relieve stress.

Professional and Personal Life:
- Able to maintain consistent employment and/or gain an education.
- Well respected for job/academic performance and accomplishments.
- Interpersonal Relationships:

Sustain friendships and family relations.
- Have romantic relationships.

Drinking Habits:
- One alcoholic drink sets off a craving.
- Obsess about the next drinking opportunity.
- Display personality changes and/or compromise morals when intoxicated.
- Repeat unwanted drinking patterns and behaviors.
- Cannot imagine life without alcohol.

“Double Life”:
- Appear to the outside world to be managing life well.
- Skilled at living a compartmentalized life (separating their professional and drinking lives).
- Appearances contradict the alcoholic stereotype.


Hitting Bottom:
- Experience few tangible losses and consequences from their drinking, often by sheer luck.
- Experience recurrent thoughts that because they have not “lost everything,” they have not hit bottom

A NY Post article did go on to make a hopeful statement that “Many influential people now seem more open to talking about it in a ‘I want to be a good role model’ kind of way, which is great.” People who struggle with this also have devastation to their families, and there are millions of high-functioning alcoholics who have not received appropriate addiction care, or even information. So before wishing you were a HFA, understand what it means, and why it isn’t something to wish for.

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The Haven is a 501(c)3 non-profit orgnization which means your donation is TAX deductable. Corporate sponsorships are available for select events and levels at certain times of the year. Please give the gift of sobriety to an individual struggling to leave the life of addiction.
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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
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