The Impact of Addiction on Recovery
A study published in the journal Drugs and Alcohol Today and titled “Nutrition and addiction — can dietary changes assist with recovery?” explores the relationship between successful addiction treatment and a healthy, balanced diet. The study notes that while traditional addiction treatment programs put a large emphasis on the psychological, social and spiritual components of recovery, focusing on adequate nutrition can be extremely beneficial, and should not be overlooked. Breaking down the role of nutrition in addiction even further, a similar article suggests that individuals who have been suffering from opiate addiction will need to put an even greater focus on healthy eating because they will inevitably be experiencing some major nutritional deficiencies. In severe cases of addiction, physical health and self-care will be completely neglected. In mild or moderate cases, even if an individual has been keeping up with a healthy diet, he or she will also be ingesting chemical substances on a regular basis. Regardless of which chemical substance is in question, it will inevitably do extensive damage to the physical body.
At Immersion Recovery Center, our team of licensed and experienced professionals has worked to develop a comprehensive and effective Nutrition Therapy program. We offer a wide variety of services geared towards helping our clients develop the skills they need to maintain physical health and consistently prepare healthy and nutrient-dense meals for themselves once they transition back into fully independent living.