• 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 and Shame: Shifting this Mindset

Alcoholism Shifting MindsetWhether it is you or a loved one suffering from alcoholism, it is no secret the shame this disease brings about. Most shame appears for the alcoholic due to “wreckage of the past” and regret over actions that happened when using and under the influence. The other more surprising form of shame comes when alcoholics get sober, then feel embarrassed and fearful of what others are going think about it. Why not feel proud for getting sober? Well the hope is that all sober alcoholics find, and begin to feel a sense of pride for the courage they have bestowed in facing their addiction and getting help. Families can help the alcoholic by putting resentments aside, and giving positive feedback, as there will be a time and place to work through those resentments down the road.

Dr. Brene Brown has started a series of TED Talks on this topic, she has explored shame and vulnerability extensively, and her episodes have reached over 6 million views. She has spent time identifying these topics, then providing proper education and dialogue to decrease the negativity of these feelings in the alcoholic. There is also a great movie out there called “The Anonymous People” speaking to what Dr. Brown has shared about; it addresses why the 12-step culture of anonymity is so beneficial to alcoholics and addicts alike. It discusses the paranoia that many alcoholics have in early recovery when trying so hard to keep their sobriety anonymous. It also explains how it is likely for this to change over time. As the alcoholic gets more confident in their recovery, they learn that letting up on some of their anonymity can really benefit newcomers just starting their journey to recovery.

It is so important for alcoholics to not just know, but to truly believe that their achievement of recovery is a huge accomplishment, and something we hope they find a way to be prideful of. May shame turn into pride for those who are brave enough to admit they are an alcoholic, and who seek support and treatment to achieve a better life!

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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