• 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.

Why The LGBTQ Community Experiences More Drug Abuse

Why The LGBT Community Experiences More Drug AbuseWe all know about the opioid abuse crisis among the U.S. population. But do you know that SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) studies indicate that substance abuse is 20 to 30 percent higher among LGBT youth than the general population?

Why this is:

1. LGBT youth are more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual peers.
2. Transgender youth have the highest risk for developing substance abuse.
3. LGBTQ youth have 1.3 times the odds of heavy alcohol use, 1.6 times the odds of marijuana use, 2.9 the odds of injection drug use, and 3.3 times the odds of cocaine use.
4. Lesbians who identify as "butch" are more likely to use alcohol and marijuana.

Minority Stress At The Root:

Being LGBTQ does not cause substance abuse; "minority stress" does. As defined by psychologists, minority stress occurs when a person experiences hardship because of a socially stigmatized identity like LGBT. Raised in a culture that is not affirming, being "gender queer" does not promote self-esteem. Bullied in school, fired from jobs due to discrimination, and attacked by religious groups, it's no wonder the LGBT population turns to substances at a disproportionate rate.

According to The Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State, parents and caregivers are the biggest influencers in any child's stability. Nevertheless, LGBT youth who experience even a moderate level of family rejection were 1.5 times more likely to use illegal substances than those who experienced little or no rejection. Youth who experienced high levels of family rejection were 3.5 times more likely to use substances, particularly if they are thrown out of their homes or run away from them. The LGBT homeless have the highest use of illicit drug use, including alcohol.

What Parents Can Do to Offset:

The Human Rights Campaign reports that nearly 40 percent of LGBTQ youth have an adult in their lives they can turn to. To be the parent your child wants you to be, follow these suggestions from the HRC Campaign:

1. Discuss your expectations about drug abuse. Research indicates that consistent disapproval of underage substance use is the most effective parental message for reducing your teen's drinking and drug use.
2. Monitor your child's behavior. Where are they? Whom do they associate with?
3. Know the signs of drug abuse and try to steer your child to places that are drug-free environments.
Positive Reinforcement. Show appreciation for what your kids do right.
4. Make sure your child is treated with respect at school because harassment by peers can lead kids in the direction of substance abuse.
5. Create An LGBTQ-Affirming Environment At Home

While many parents may need time to arrive at total acceptance, according to psychiatrist Jonathan L. Tobkes, "There are still things you can and should do to provide your child with the comfort and stability that are crucial in leading to a positive outcome. In other words, you can say the right things even if you are not fully at peace with the situation. Ask your child the same questions you would ask your other children. Specifically, don't avoid the topic of dating and relationships."

Family acceptance safeguards gay youth from substance abuse as well as depression and suicide. As a family increases its acceptance of its child's LGBT identity, the problems with drug and alcohol decrease.

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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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