A Look at Utah’s Growing Opiate Epidemic

utah opiate epidemicWhen most people think of Utah, they think Mormons, outdoors, and scenery like nowhere else, not a prescription opiate and heroin epidemic. Utah residents are ranked some of the healthiest people in the country, with 60 percent members of the Mormon Church. The Mormon religion discourages its members from using alcohol or drugs at all, including caffeine, due to their religion’s restraint on using any “harmful substances”. So how is it we are ranked eighth in the country for prescription overdose related deaths?

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Mental Health Awareness Month

mental health awareness monthSince 1949, the month of May has been devoted to raising awareness for mental health, in hopes to alleviate common misconceptions about it. There is still much stigma associated with mental health, and mostly with those who don’t understand it. Mental health is a vital part of everyone’s daily health and well being, but when the term is also associated with illness it is harder for people to escape the negativity surrounding it. Mental health is such a broad issue, and to help others understand that, there needs to be this awareness and education available.

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Benefits of Sober Living Programs

havenThere is much research and statistics supporting sober living programs as the most successful and ideal step down from residential treatment. It has proven to be directly correlated with the longevity of an addict’s sobriety. As addicts move out of a life of chaos, highs and lows, distress and uncertainty to a life of stability, structure, and recovery it is best experienced surrounded by a supportive group of peers. This being the program most residential treatment centers provide, and it is suggested best to stick with this consistency and support as long as possible.

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A Night of Giving - Fundraiser

Presenting "A Night of Giving" - Schubach Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit The Haven and its residents.

FRIDAY
May 13, 2016
5:00PM

Location:  
The Gathering Place at Gardner Village
1100 West 7800 South, Building 24
West Jordan, UT 84088 [map]

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Haven Sober Softball Season Starts

The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. The Haven Sober Softball has started and that means you get to enjoy all the action between rival teams. Whether your team is the Alumni or the Transitional Housing team get out and support them each Friday evening. Check the schedule on the CSSA Facebook page.

We will also be posting updates on our Facebook page.

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.
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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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