Addiction treatment can be complicated. As the healthcare world learns more about substance use disorder (SUD), more recovery professionals agree that addiction treatment should be holistic. Holistic treatment means integrating treatment for all areas of an individual’s life at once. One important holistic area of wellness to consider is nutrition. Improving your nutritional intake is a great way to set yourself up for success and care for your body.
Research on Nutrition
Scientists and addiction specialists have done plenty of research to understand how nutrition and substance use can impact one another. Proper nutrition is necessary for the general population. Importantly, it’s even more essential for those who have a history of substance use.
Substance use typically produces long-term effects on the body. Taking care of one’s body in more ways than just quitting substance use is essential for recovery. Eating a healthy variety of nutritious foods is a great way to take care of one’s body on a cellular level.
When it comes to eating healthy, we believe in the importance of balance. It’s not realistic to expect everyone to eat only healthy foods every single day. However, it’s important to eat healthily the majority of the time. Finding balance by creating a sustainable routine is a great way to make sure an individual doesn’t get overwhelmed.
Eating healthy is important, but it’s also essential to exercise regularly. Exercise is a great way for individuals to invest in themselves and set themselves up for future success. If an individual has specific fitness goals they’d like to achieve, they must engage in a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise to meet those goals.
Those in addiction treatment may also be struggling with an eating disorder. For those who feel they have a difficult relationship with food, it can be helpful to speak with a professional. To learn more about mental health treatment options, reach out to Avalon Malibu.
At Avalon Malibu, we believe in a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. Everybody’s journey is different and we love helping our clients find what works for them. Nutrition is a big part of creating a sustainable recovery plan. Proper nutrition is about more than dieting; it’s about balance. If you’re interested in learning more about how proper nutrition can benefit addiction recovery, feel free to give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We’ll be happy to speak with you and provide you with additional information about the services we offer.