Abusing alcohol or drugs has an adverse effect on the physical and mental health and well-being of individuals. In addition, it can affect nutrition by harming the physical body and restricting healthy eating habits. In many cases, substance abuse will lead to a lack of nutrients in the body. Hence, understanding the importance of nutritional therapy for addiction recovery is essential to achieve a healthy and realistic plan of action. Recovering from substance abuse will usually minimize a number of risks related to addiction. However, the recovery process is not possible without a healthy body, and it is impossible to achieve a healthy body without having the right balance of nutrients.
At Spark To Recovery, our alcohol and drug addiction treatment center offers a wide array of therapies, including nutrition therapy, to help clients break free from their addictions and start their journey towards a healthier life.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapy is based on the idea that holistic health can be achieved through an all-rounded approach to both nutrition and lifestyle. It takes on a holistic, foundational approach to health and wellness that places a strong emphasis on having a nutrient-dense, well prepared, whole food diet paired with a well-balanced way of life.
What Addictions can Nutritional Therapy Treat?
- Drug Addiction
- Prescription Drug Dependence
- Opioid Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
- Cocaine Addiction
- Fentanyl Addiction
- … and more!
The Importance of Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional therapy uses both supplements and dietary changes to identify and address underlying biochemical imbalances and genetic factors that might contribute to an addiction to alcohol. If the brain is being given the nutrients it needs to overcome any genetic and biochemical deficiencies, the individuals who are being treated for alcohol addiction have a higher chance of staying sober.
People who are going for alcohol treatment typically have deficiencies of certain nutrients such as protein and zinc. Hence, treating the nutrient deficiency will allow us to effectively curb the addictions. Another aspect is balancing blood sugar, which has been proven to be an important aspect of staying sober. Healthy eating habits and a well-balanced diet are essential to keep blood sugar constant and curb any alcohol cravings.
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When Should You Seek Nutritional Therapy?
For individuals who are looking for a holistic, low-cost, and sustainable way of overcoming their addictions, nutritional therapy is a great option. The balanced and well-planned meals provided at holistic treatment centers are seen as an important aspect of long-term abstinence and addiction recovery. Do note that you should seek nutritional therapy only after a detailed evaluation by a dietician.
Begin Treatment with Spark To Recovery’s Nutritional Therapy Services
With Spark To Recovery’s help, clients will start to focus on the underlying root causes of addiction, leading to an improvement in their physical health and well-being. The risks of relapse will also decrease significantly. We understand that different people have unique needs in treatment, which is why we design our nutrition therapy to fit the needs of each individual.
For more information about nutritional therapy services, feel free to contact Spark To Recovery today. You can call 818-849-5467 to schedule a consultation with us.