Proper nutrition and healthy habits are important to leading a healthy lifestyle. When a person is battling substance use disorder (SUD), nutrition is even more important. Nutrition could be considered one of the most important components to a successful and long-term recovery. With recovery, it’s essential to understand the relationship between nutrition and SUD and keep in mind nutrition tips for sobriety.
The abuse of drugs and alcohol can have major health impacts on the body. While many people are aware of the severe effects from drugs and alcohol, like liver disease, people aren’t always as aware of general health impairments and potential eating disorders.
As part of your sobriety journey, here are 5 nutrition tips to support your overall health and maintained recovery:
During periods of addiction, many people put nutrition on the back burner and develop poor nutritional habits. During treatment, it is essential to get back to the basics and relearn a nutritious way of eating. That’s why Wellbridge focuses on education and individualized nutrition.
Taking into account individual preferences and nutritional desires helps patients get interested in nutrition instead of just providing them with a specific menu to follow. This combined with our hands on nutrition education programs (like gardening and cooking classes) and one-on-one nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian, helps our patients relearn healthy eating habits and develop a better relationship with food.
If you’re interested in learning more about treatment at Wellbridge, contact us today. Let’s discuss where you are in your recovery journey and how Wellbridge can provide advanced support to help you today.