• 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.

    More Information

  • 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 Drug Decriminalization Can Help Fight Addiction

Decriminalization Help Fight AddictionThe United States has been struggling for decades to effectively deal with drug abuse, and the legal ramifications of substance abuse addiction. From the “crack attack” of the 1980’s and 90’s, to the current opioid epidemic plaguing this nation, are we doing all we can to help addicts reach treatment vs. the legal road more and more are finding themselves on? Other countries have gone before us in decreasing overall substance abuse by decriminalizing possession, and pushing harder for treatment.

    How placing public health over punishing addicts has positively affected other countries, and their battle with addiction:
  1. Communities are safer- with drugs being decriminalized addicts are able to seek treatment over continued criminal acts to support their habits. This looks like less addicts burglarizing, shoplifting, engaging in prostitution, and selling drugs, which helps the community as a whole.
  2. Stigma surrounding addiction decreases- the biggest barrier for addicts seeking help is shame. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is often associated with lack of moral, laziness, delinquency, and stupidity. None of which suggests understanding and support for the addict/ alcoholic who suffers. Lets join them in seeing addiction as a mental disease and, enforce treatment + recovery vs. prison + continues delinquency.
  3. Treatment becoming readily available as needed- start focusing on treatment, harm reduction programs such as needle exchanges, and specialized treatment focusing on and promoting prevention activities for teens and young adults.

Given the epidemic proportions at which this opioid crisis is affecting, and killing more and more Americans each day; we need to consider what other countries are doing, how it is helping, and follow suit. Decriminalize possession of all or most controlled substances on a federal level, is our best shot at turning this epidemic around, or at least leading it in a better direction. Currently many addicted individuals have zero access to treatment of any kind in their local areas. If America could begin to ensuring everyone’s ability to access addiction care, we could inherently improve treatment outcomes, and thus increase the amount of addicts/ alcoholics sustaining recovery. Decriminalizing drug possession, and providing greater funding for evidence-based treatment in all parts of our nation, will improve our nation’s communities, safety, and help decrease the number of preventable deaths. So as we fight this opioid epidemic, we hope that our nation’s policy makers at least begin to consider decriminalizing drug possession.

Accepted Insurance Plans

aetna
blue-cross
galaxy
cigna
multiplan

Give Now!

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.
Donate

Connect With Us

PHONE: 801-533-0070
FAX: 801-596-2240
EMAIL: info@havenhelps.com
ADDRESS: 974 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 [map]


Get Updates

Interested in receiving regular updates about events, recovery stories and how to help someone trying to change their path to a better future? Sign-up here to get regular email updates from actual recovered addicts, the staff and board members.

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
  • Home
  • Blog
  • Antidepressants - The Next Drug Abuse Epidemic?