• 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.

How to Stay Sober on Vacation

How to Stay Sober on VacationRecovery changes everything. Without alcohol and other drugs, even your vacations may look different than they used to. Here are a few tips to help keep you happy, healthy, and sober, no matter where your next adventure may take you.

1. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CO-PILOTS

Talk to your fellow travelers about the importance of your sobriety & discuss ways in which they can work to support you. Set boundaries & expectations before you leave, & communicate about potential triggers.

2. REMEMBER YOUR BASIC NEEDS

Eat healthy & regularly, exercise, & get a full 8-hours of sleep. Take alone-time when you need it & monitor your energy levels & moods, to stay healthy, active, & balanced.

3. SCHEDULE FUN

Plan fun activities ahead of time to avoid boredom & create enough structure to keep you out of trouble. Instead of a focus on staying sober during your vacation, you can shift your focus to what’s next on the agenda, whether it’s golfing, snorkeling, shopping, going to the movies, or visiting a cool museum!

4. STAY CONNECTED

Don’t forget your headphones on the long plane ride, & don’t forget your support network. Call those that are the foundation for your recovery daily, attend online support group meetings, post to your blog, & even message your sober friends back home on Facebook.

5. TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Going on vacation won’t alleviate the struggles, obstacles, & stress of early recovery, in fact, it might make it worse. Plan a vacation after you have been able to maintain a stable period in recovery, when you are able to better relax & have fun.

6. FOCUS ON THE BRIGHTSIDE

Instead of spending your whole trip focusing on what you can’t do, make a commitment to focusing on the positive, & all the opportunities your sobriety has provided. When you see others sipping cocktails by the pool, it can be easy to start feeling sorry for yourself, but the only thing you are really missing out on is an addiction that had become unmanageable. Feel proud of your recovery & wake up in the morning feeling great & ready to go.

7. TAKE YOUR TOOLBOX

Download all your favorite recovery apps on your phone, pre-load your tablet with your top recovery reads, create a playlist of music that motivates your sobriety, pack a notebook to keep track of your journey, & any other games or resources that work to support your recovery.

8. PINPOINT THE PERFECT PLACE

This might mean skipping Cancun during spring break! Look for vacation destinations that revolve around activities free of alcohol & other drug use. Visit a national park or join a ‘sober tour’ headed for the Catacombs. Research locations that are known for more than their bar scenes.

9. PREPARE FOR ADVERSITY & TRIGGERS

Your flight will be delayed, your family will have drama, your hotel will be located right next to a bar that did not show up on Google Maps when you booked the spot. There will be last minute changes & things that do not go as planned, as with any true adventure! Mentally prepare yourself to take on these unknown challenges in stride, & don’t forget to bring a pillow, ear plugs, & a good book!

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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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