Residential Treatment

The Haven’s residential treatment program is designed for individuals (male and female) over eighteen who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. The length for residential treatment program is between 45–90 days. The average length of stay for program graduates is 75 days. The Haven has an 18-bed capacity, and the population is generally evenly split between males and females. Each client receives at least 25 hours of structured program activities per week.

A Therapeutic Community

We are a therapeutic community, meaning that most of the work we accomplish is through the use of group therapy techniques. We support the 12-step program as a model for personal development and long-term recovery. Regular attendance at meetings, groups and additional activities are required as part of the program. Moreover, each of our clients receives a physical and psychological evaluation through the University of Utah’s Alcohol and Drug Unit within the first 45 days of treatment.

Group Therapy and Individualized Care

The Haven is a therapeutic community whose goal is to facilitate clients into assuming responsibility for their own lives and sobriety. We are peer driven, with a strong emphasis on the group therapy process. The Haven's goal is to explore the underlying issues that lead to substance use dependence with a strong focus on dual diagnosis, treating not just substance use disorders, but mental illness as well. It is shown that over 60% of men and women with substance use disorders, have a mental health or personality disorder.

Self-Defeating Behavior (SDB) Group

Is a seven week didactic work shop, objective is to bring the unconscious behaviors to the conscience and make a different decision. This class is intended to raise awareness on how self-defeating behaviors contribute to substance use disorders, maladaptive, and criminal behaviors. Group meets on a weekly basis.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Group

A systematic method designed to promote positive self-image and identity, help clients learn positive social behaviors and beliefs, designed specifically for offenders. MRT seeks to reeducate clients socially, morally and behaviorally to instill appropriate goals, motivation, and values. This is accomplished through systematic self-evaluation and goal setting activities. Clients work directly out of “How to Escape Your Prison” workbook, which the facilitator will provide for them. This group is only for members that qualify bases on criminogenic needs. Group meets on a weekly basis.

Assertiveness Training

A form of behavior therapy designed to help people stand up for themselves—to empower themselves, in more contemporary terms. Assertiveness is a response that seeks to maintain an appropriate balance between passivity and aggression.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group

Focused on enhancing clients' capabilities by teaching them behavioral skills. The group is run like a class where the group leader teaches the skills and assigns homework for clients to practice using the skills in their everyday lives. Group meets on a weekly basis.

Psychotherapy Groups

Psychotherapy GroupsGroup psychotherapy helps people improve their ability to cope with difficulties in their lives. It focuses on interpersonal interactions so relationship problems are addressed especially well. Research shows that it is also an effective form of treatment for many kind of problems.

Family Therapy

Brings parents, siblings and extended family members such as aunts, uncles and grandparents into the treatment process. The family system has its own structure and patterns of communication, which may be defined by parenting style, personalities and other influences.

Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT)

A collection of interdependent techniques which are intended to enhance self-control. The goal of this treatment is abstinence from cocaine and other substances through the identification of high risk situations for relapse and the implementation of more effective coping strategies.

Seeking Safety

An evidenced based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both trauma and addiction. Groups meet on a weekly basis.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)A short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel

Assertive Communication Group

Focused on learning core communication skills. It helps clients express themselves more effectively and standing up for their point of view, while also respecting the rights and beliefs of others. Learning these skills can help boost self-esteem and earn the respect of others. This group also teaches conflict resolution skills, which is a useful tool for communicating in the treatment setting. Group meets on a weekly basis.

Toastmasters Class

A nonprofit educational organization that operates a club here at The Haven for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Toastmasters offer a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking. Classes meet on a weekly basis.

Trauma Group

This is a psychotherapy group that will pull from CBT and other modalities. The purpose of this group is to assist an individual in identifying how they may view themselves as powerless, and victims of their trauma. Then moving forward to develop a post-trauma identity through a new belief system built on strength, competence, open-ended thinking, and a truthful expression of the person you are beneath the trauma. Group meets on a weekly basis.

Psycho-Educational Group

A specific type of group therapy that focuses on educating clients about their disorders and ways of coping. It's based on the principles of cognitive behavior therapy

Long Term Care

Potential residents must complete detoxification prior to interviewing for entry. Our program is designed to provide services to those who could benefit from intensive longer term therapy than is typically offered through traditional inpatient settings. Clients who qualify for treatment at The Haven should not require hospitalization or intensive medical attention.

12 Step Facilitiation Group

Twelve-step facilitation therapy is an active engagement strategy designed to increase the likelihood of a substance abuser becoming affiliated with and actively involved in 12-step self-help groups, thereby promoting abstinence. Three key ideas predominate