• 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.

What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Addiction Can Hurt You

doctor recoveryAside from those doctors that specialize in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry, they are not required to undergo training in substance abuse diagnosis, or treatment for the disease of addiction. In this case, unfamiliarity breeds contempt. The lack of knowledge leads to the misunderstanding of addiction, and the proper way to address and treat it. It is a complex brain disease that can change brain structure, hinder a person’s ability to control impulses, or make good decisions. Although there is no cure, it is important to select a primary care provider that is well educated in how to manage the disease, and help you sustain recovery.

In 2012, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse did a study looking at the gap between the science and the practice of addiction medicine; they found that the board certification exam hardly mentions addiction. This leaves many doctors unfamiliar with addiction, and more likely to be negatively biased when treating patients suffering from it. Because they are in the dark about the mechanisms of addiction, they become more likely to blame substance using patients, as well as view them as manipulative, weak, and indulgent rather than sick. This transference is then often then picked up by patients, and can add to the blame, shame, and desire to keep their problem to themselves.

Although the Affordable Care Act and parity laws have recently gotten addiction and substance abuse treatment covered under mainstream medicine, many doctors still do not think of it as part of routine care. Research has shown a great relation between poor training in the care of patients with addiction, and doctors not feeling confident enough to treat it. This has often left patients suffering from addiction feeling alienated, and left to deal with this monster of a disease on their own; which as well all know in the addiction field is not the way to find and maintain recovery from substance abuse. As an addict/ alcoholic, or a family member with one, it is important to work with your insurance company to find doctors that can cater to this disease, in order to receive the best care possible. As we have stated above; addiction is a complex illness, so make sure to be aware, get educated, and then find references and referrals to assist you.

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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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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
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