• 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.

Moderation: Strategy or Fantasy?

Moderation Strategy or FantasyIn compulsive behaviors, the human brain cannot conceptualize moderation, so it is incapable of employing it. Behavioral studies have shown that the more specific and defined a goal is, the more achievable it is. Moderation is very unspecific and determined by what one’s brain considers as normal, common, or frequent. Moderation is different to each person, making the depths of going overboard or staying on board different depending whom you ask. People struggle every day with keeping their impulses at bay and practicing moderation. Whether it be with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, shopping, or even staying up until the early hours of the morning watching a favorite show, everything is best in moderation they say. But aside from drugs, alcohol, and even food in which you can tell physically when you have gone too far, how does one gauge limits on indulgence, and live a life filled with healthy moderation?

It is suggested to assess your behaviors, all of them, and see which ones you may be more time consuming:

  • Are these behaviors healthy, or are you letting them control some part of you?
  • What part of you or your life do they fulfill?
  • Do you enjoy them as ways to engage or to avoid?

And so on. From this you can establish a baseline for yourself, and define what healthy moderation should look like in your life, as there is not a right or wrong answer. It is suggested to discuss with your close friends and family if they are healthy, get an idea of what other people believe their thresholds are. This is a great exercise to do to help with time management as well, to get your goals out on paper, and to begin to strategically fit them and the progress of them into your life. By starting to view moderation as a strategy versus some made up state of living you hope to one-day experience, you have the opportunity to bring it into your life. Try and make it real and personal to your own life, and to your habits, good and bad. Through this see your mid shift, see yourself living a healthy and balanced life; a life of moderation.

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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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