Here at the Alpine Recovery Lodge, we believe that recovery should encompass a person’s entire well-being, therefore we treat the person as a whole. In doing so we address mental, spiritual, and physical health. The holistic approach that we take will ensure that you get every resource and tool that you need to combat every aspect of your addiction.
Obtaining good nutrition is vital to every aspect of health’ and therefore greatly affects the recovery process. Those who have experienced chronic addiction and abuse can suffer from nutritional deficiencies. This leads to an increase in their risk of serious health problems. Many alcohol and drug addicts enter rehab treatment both malnourished and unhealthy.
The Importance of Having Good Nutrition While in Drug Rehab
Nutritional deficiencies can worsen withdrawal symptoms, bringing discouragement and making it difficult for a person to focus while in recovery. These deficiencies might also encourage cravings that could potentially sabotage a person’s addiction recovery process. Foods that are high in protein, rich in amino acids, vitamin B12, probiotics, and essential fatty acids, with the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients have been proven to quickly reverse the deficiencies that are commonly seen in addicts.
Studies have clearly shown that having a healthy diet is the key to being successful with addiction recovery. If a person chooses to go into recovery, but doesn’t nourish their bodies sufficiently while in recovery and afterward, they are greatly lessening their chances of success.
We provide a variety of nutrient rich foods and supplements. After just one month of nutritional rehabilitation, most addicts see their health improve significantly.
Nutritional Counseling at Drug Rehab
Because we approach recovery with the attitude of teaching life-skills and empowering people so that they can make good decisions concerning their own health, we include nutritional counseling in our comprehensive program. Patients in rehab treatment that receive nutritional counseling will have a much better rate of success with their sobriety once their treatment program is complete. Once individuals have information, such as the fact that recovering addicts tend to gravitate towards caffeine and sugar, which can cause blood sugar level problems, mood swings, and increase cravings, or the fact that diets that are high in refined carbs and saturated fats can also pose a risk, and increase cravings – they tend to make positive and permanent changes in their diets.