• 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.

Behavioral Addiction - Exercise

Behavioral Addiction - ExerciseThere is a lot of research out there on behavioral addiction, including exercise addiction, as it is a very common behavioral addiction associated with body dysmorphia and eating disorders. But what about athletes do they fall under any sort of exercise addiction patterns? One of the problems in answering this question is that the term ‘exercise addiction’ is widely used and there are many different terminologies used to describe excessive exercise syndrome; such as ‘exercise dependence’, ‘obligatory exercising’, ‘exercise abuse’, and ‘compulsive exercise’. In many studies targeting these terms and their research, it is believed that ‘addiction’ is the most appropriate term to use because it incorporates both dependence and compulsion. Exercise addiction should be classified within the behavioral addictions category due to the common symptoms those suffering experience. There are changes in mood, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, relapse, etc. How can something so good for us turn into something unhealthy and harmful? And what about athletes, they engage in excessive exercise, are they addicted? Let’s take a closer look at these common questions.

Although athletes spend hours and hours each day training and preparing for their sport or event, and make personal and family related sacrifices for their training most of them are not categorized as exercise addicts. Why? Because the excessive exercise is clearly a by-product of the activity being their job and livelihood. Not to say that some are not, but as a whole they are just committed to doing their job and doing it to the best of their ability. For us non-Olympic athletes out there how can we tell the difference between healthy enthusiasms such as exercise, and addictions? The simple way to look at it is that healthy enthusiasms add to life, but addictions take away from it. When something has turned into an addiction there usually characteristics such as obsession over how much exercise, how often, and at inconvenient and unrealistic times. The obsession breeds the compulsion to not miss a workout, or if one is missed to try and fit two in later to makeup for it.

Being aware of your intentions behind practicing a healthy and balanced lifestyle is a good place to start, as you are exercising to take care of your body, not punish it. If you or someone you love is having a hard time with daily functions, and all commitments and responsibilities in their lives revolve around exercise, it is probably something to look at. Achieving a healthy balance in our lives seems to be what we are all constantly striving for, it can be easier said than done, but it is possible.

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