• 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.

Alcoholism Vs. Alcohol Abuse

There lies a difference between alcohol abuse, and alcoholism, also referred to as alcohol dependence. Both are unhealthy, unsafe, and problematic ways of using alcohol; often time’s alcohol abuse leads people to the disease of alcoholism. Alcoholism is a brain disease in which a person is physically, mentally, and emotionally addicted to alcohol and/ or drugs. They will suffer withdrawal symptoms if they decide to stop suddenly, and often need treatment to recover. Alcoholism causes compulsive drinking, which is the inability to control the amount consumed, and the behaviors that are associated with this disease. Despite the desire to quit, most can't seem to do it on their own. The physical, mental, and emotional damage brought on by this grueling disease is endless.

Alcohol abuse, while not defined as a disease like alcoholism is, posts threats in behavior, health, and the social ability to “drink normally”. Alcohol abuse is based on the behaviors one elicits, and engages in while consuming alcohol. This person can generally control when they need or want to stop, unlike in alcoholism. However the dangerous behaviors they engage in such as binge drinking, drinking while driving, legal issues related to abusing alcohol, and letting drinking affect work and home life. These behaviors can and will eventually lead a person into alcoholism, or require them to seek substance abuse treatment in order to get their life back in control.

In people suffering from the disease of alcoholism have a physical or mental need for alcohol, much as their need for water, food, shelter, and sex. Lets look at the health implications for alcoholism, and then alcohol abuse, as they both affect the individual immensely.

    Alcoholism:
  • Physical dependence: when not drinking the individual will have signs of withdrawals such as nausea, sweating, tremors and vomiting.
  • Tolerance: a person will need more alcohol to meet cravings and to get drunk.
  • Loss of control: an inability to cease drinking, a feeling of no control of the situation.
  • Craving: a need or strong desire to drink alcohol.
  • Liver disease: hepatitis and cirrhosis.
  • Cancer: liver, bowel, pancreas and digestive tract cancers are particularly high in people who have alcoholism.
  • Brain disease or brain damage.
  • Heart disease: cardiovascular disease and heart attack.
    Alcohol Abuse:
  • Neurological damage
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancy
  • Sexual dysfunction

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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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