• 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.

The Fentanyl Spike in Utah - Making Heroin Even More Dangerous

fentanyl utahDrug makers have found a way to create synthetic fentanyl, and add it to heroin being sold on the streets of Utah. The narcotics department has reported that local dealers are trying to increase profit margins by cutting the heroin with this synthetic fentanyl. The biggest problem being that they have no idea how much fentanyl is too much for a person to ingest. Fentanyl is reported as the most powerful opioid medication out there. It is 50 times more potent than morphine, and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin; just a quarter of a milligram (0.25 milligrams) can kill you. They are calling this heroin mixed with fentanyl “hot shot” heroin, and it is reported that unknowingly getting this on the street, it is likely that one dose will cause an overdose, and even death.

There is no regulation on this synthetic fentanyl, and a very tiny amount can be too much for most to handle. Because people don’t know the fentanyl is even in the heroin, they do too much, their bodies can’t handle it, and they overdose. According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5,500 people died of synthetic opioid overdoses in 2014. Of these deaths most of them were related to fentanyl, which is an 80 percent increase from 2013. In 2015 the DEA issued a national alert stating, “Drug incidents and overdoses related to fentanyl are occurring at an alarming rate”. This year in our neighboring state of California, fentanyl was passed off as the prescription drug Norco and sold on the streets. In just one 10-day period, this batch of drugs sold was responsible for 10 deaths, and 48 overdoses.

The danger of this powerful opioid fentanyl is not just to its users. It can be a threat to anybody who comes in contact with it. Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin, or inhaled accidentally. Fentanyl comes in several forms. In the hospital, where it is regulated, it can be injected, comes in patch form, or given as a lollipop or lozenge. On the streets, not regulated, it comes in powder form, a pill, or as a piece of blotter paper for under the tongue. It is important for people, addicts and not to be aware of this dangerous drug, and the direction heroin and other dangerous street drugs are moving in.

Deadly Duo: Heroin Mixed with Fentanyl

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