• 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 Utah’s Growing Opiate Epidemic

utah opiate epidemicWhen most people think of Utah, they think Mormons, outdoors, and scenery like nowhere else, not a prescription opiate and heroin epidemic. Utah residents are ranked some of the healthiest people in the country, with 60 percent members of the Mormon Church. The Mormon religion discourages its members from using alcohol or drugs at all, including caffeine, due to their religion’s restraint on using any “harmful substances”. So how is it we are ranked eighth in the country for prescription overdose related deaths? Utah is averaging 23 deaths a month, with 71 percent of these fatalities linked directly to opiate abuse. According to CNN’s Lisa Ling, prescription opiate abuse and addiction are rampant in Utah because like the rest of the country, there is a misconception that pills are safe because doctors prescribe them. While the Mormon Church discourages members from using illegal and harmful substances, they do not discourage against prescription drugs. Many of the Utahns struggling with opiate abuse and addiction started with painkillers; being given to them by a doctor for an injury or something alike. They were never warned about the risk of dependency.

Teens and young adults have also fallen victim to opiates and heroin by getting ahold of parent’s prescription pills, and experimenting at school with friends. They become addicted, but with the inability to get more prescription pills, they turn to the street and heroin use, as it is cheaper and more readily available. In 2012, 95 people died of heroin overdoses in Utah, and 268 died from prescription opiate overdoses. Public substance abuse treatment admissions in Utah jumping 700 percent, and all these numbers only increase each year. As lawmakers and prescription opiate manufacturers took steps to help curb the rapidly growing problem, like making the popular drug oxytocin harder to abuse, addicts found other opiates to abuse the same way; including many who turned to heroin. With newer laws put in place to more closely regulate prescription opiates on the street, and the amounts dispensed by doctors, IV heroin use skyrocketed. Users now include people who would have never dreamed of using heroin, due to the long-standing stigma attached to this illegal drug and its abuse.

Utah is also seeing a large influx of opiate addicts coming from surrounding, and even far away states seeking treatment, as Utah has a large number of substance abuse treatment programs. So despite being the home to some of the country’s healthiest residents, Utah is now among the states suffering the most from this prescription opiate and heroin epidemic plaguing our country. If you or someone you know is struggling with dependence or addiction to opiates, or any other narcotic drug, there is plenty of help available, so start here.


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PHONE: 801-533-0070
FAX: 801-596-2240
EMAIL: info@havenhelps.com
ADDRESS: 974 E. South Temple
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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