Nutrition + Supplementation
When you are addicted to harmful substances such as drugs or alcohol, your physical health suffers. At Recovery Without Walls, we offer you an integrative approach that also addresses your body’s nutritional health.
Substance Use and Poor Nutrition
People with alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder typically suffer from nutrient deficiencies. You are probably not eating well during your addiction, focusing more on where you will get your next drug or drink than on your nutritional health. When your health suffers because you are not getting proper nutrition, it can make symptoms such as anxiety and depression much worse.
Substance abuse is known to lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that threaten physical and mental health, damage vital organs and the nervous system, and decrease immunity. When you are addicted, you may experience poor eating patterns in addition to lack of exercise and changes in your sleep patterns, which can result in an increased risk of long-term health problems.
Proper Nutrition Key to Recovery
Proper nutrition and hydration are key to the substance abuse healing process because they help restore your physical and mental health and improve your chance of recovery. If you are not eating properly, your increased symptoms of depression, anxiety, and low energy can inhibit your ability to overcome your addiction. They may also trigger a relapse.
A healthful lifestyle can promote mental and physical health. As you work to overcome your addiction to harmful substances, nutrition will play a key role in your recovery while also improving resulting health conditions and deficiencies.