• 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.

Men vs. Women - How Addiction Differs

men vs womenDrug addiction is equally devastating for both men and women. Studies from the 1980’s and 1990’s compared men and women and addiction patterns. It showed that overall drug addiction was more common among men than women. Specifically it showed that males started using at a younger age, were more likely to abuse alcohol and tobacco, abused drugs more often in larger amounts, and they were more likely to engage in binge drinking. A 2013 study done by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health proved that about 12 percent of American males, at age 12 were using illegal drugs. In comparison females of the same age group came in at just over 7.3 percent were using illegal drugs. It has also been proven that illicit drug use is higher in males than females throughout the high school and college years.

According to the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), males use drugs at an earlier age not because they are more susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, but because they are presented with more opportunities to engage in it. Males often times introduce teenage girls to drugs, and after the introduction they are both equally as likely to continue using. Females tend to become addicted more quickly than men, they tend to relapse at higher rates, and suffer more often from serious consequences to their physical health, in relationships, and in employment/ occupational status. The reasons for this are still being studied, but Neuroendocrinology has shown the difference in brain chemistry, and female hormones such as estrogen could be a cause for their susceptibility to certain drugs. Mood disorders and eating disorders are also more common in women, predisposing them to certain substances and the addiction to them.

Depression is twice as common in females than in males as well. With depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, anorexia, and bulimia narcotic medications can be prescribed. With the chances of substance abuse already higher in women suffering from these illnesses, you add in controlled medications, and their vulnerability to chemical dependence begins. According to the Harvard Medical School, more women receive emergency treatment for opioid addiction and abuse, as there are more chronic pain conditions effecting women than men. When it comes down to treating substance abuse and drug addiction, women and men can equally benefit from integrated, and comprehensive programs that focus on the full continuum of care; detox to residential treatment, residential to transitional living, and for some outpatient along with the final transition into sober living.

A Study of Drug Addiction Between the Genders

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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