What’s The Importance Of Nutrition In Addiction Treatment?

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What’s The Importance Of Nutrition In Addiction Treatment?

The Importance Of Nutrition In Addiction Treatment - Avalon Malibu

If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, there is a good chance you are also suffering from poor nutrition. Many of our patients have neglected their nutritional health during the time of their addiction.

Malnutrition doesn’t always mean that you are underweight. Many people who suffer from poor nutrition are overweight. We realize the important role of nutrition in addiction treatment and work to improve the nutritional health of each patient. In this entry we will show the importance of nutrition while in recovery from addiction.

Stronger Body, Mind, And Spirit

People who fail to eat a healthy diet over the course of years are not as strong as they could be. Throughout the recovery process you will need your strength to overcome your addictions. By focusing on a customized diet plan that is based on your individual needs, we help you to overcome the challenges of recovery.

Upon entering our program you will undergo a nutritional evaluation. If we suspect malnutrition, we will begin a metabolic support program. This will work to increase the amount of protein and nutrients in your body making your immune system stronger. People who detox from drugs and alcohol while on a healthy balanced diet don’t suffer from as many withdrawal symptoms as those who are malnourished during this phase.

Refocus Your Energy

While going through recovery from substance abuse, it is important to have activities that take your mind off drugs and alcohol. This is particularly important in the first phase of your recovery. Many patients think about using constantly while attempting to detox their bodies. With our program you will not only be provided with healthy meals, you will also learn how to make healthy meals.

Being able to focus your energy on creating delicious and healthy food for yourself and others may help take your mind off other stressors. When combined with traditional therapies, cooking is a great way to unwind after a long day. The best part of cooking to relieve stress, is that when you are done you get to eat the wonderful and tasty things you create!

Learn New Recipes

One of our favorite meals to make and eat is the Avocado and Chicken Caprese Salad. This is more than a salad. It’s a meal. Our patients enjoy the rich creamy texture of the avocado, and the crispy sweet taste of the fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Our goal is to teach you how to make healthy, life-long goals of eating healthy meals possible!

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