Why Nutrition is Crucial in Recovery

*For people in recovery from alcohol or drugs, a nutrition program helps prevent or recover from relapse by reducing cravings for the drug of choice

*By supporting the healing of the body, nutrition helps recovery of the spirit and mind

*Helps improve and stabilize mood and mood swings

*Reduces fatigue and increases energy

*Strengthens the immune system

*Replenishes nutrients in the body which were depleted by the substance abuse and malnourishment

*Understanding that vitamins and minerals will counteract the damage of substance abuse and reduce cravings for the drug(s) of choice.  A high quality multivitamin and mineral supplement, plus chromium and L-glutamine assist in full recovery of mind, body, and spirit.

*Get the support you need to make lifestyle changes: learn awareness of behaviors that get in your way, how to incorporate planning, preparation, time management, shopping, cooking, and other logistical techniques for positive change. 

While working with me you will have the opportunity to benefit from nutrition education during your recovery.  During your initial intake session you will be given a list of supplements in addition to your food plan.  These specific nutrients are targeted to help you feel healthier and to help control cravings for sugar, alcohol, and even recreational drugs.  Supplements, in addition to your food plan, will aid you in feeling more comfortable in recovery.  

In order to take these supplements you will first need to see an MD to check your liver, kidney, cholesterol and blood pressure readings.  Because your body is detoxifying from drugs and/or alcohol, you want to be careful that you don’t put too much of a load on your system. A liver and kidney panel, along with a routine visit to your doctor or clinic will verify if you are ready for nutritional supplements.

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