Abusing drugs and alcohol, to the intensity and degree of addiction can cause significant harm to a user’s physical and psychological health. Through such a habit, nutritional efforts, along with self-esteem, personal hygiene and overall wellbeing become a second thought, in the shadows of substance abuse.
Both physical and psychological conditions are common consequences of enabled substance abuse, which many individuals are aware of. Yet, awareness around what drugs and alcohol are ultimately doing to the body, to the mind and to the vital organs is usually lacking.
In reality, drug and alcohol abuse can cause damage to the usual functioning of the body, can affect the blood, can place pressure on vital organs, can cause significant adaptations to the brain, and can also impact internal health.
Through those damages, capabilities to produce organic forms of chemicals and hormones can be the result, along with deficiencies of certain vitamins and minerals. Through such a state, it’s easy to see how impactful long-term abuse can be on the body.
This is the exact reason why nutritional support and forms of treatment are recommended throughout the addiction recovery process, to restore and to protect the body, the immune system, the organic functioning of the internal system, and the brain.
Here are the types of support on offer here at Rehab Clinics Group, along with the importance of nutritional support during recovery.
Types of nutritional support on offer
Nutritional support which is on offer here at our Rehab Clinics Group centres commonly surround educational and restoring efforts. Once initial detoxification has taken place, and once psychological recovery has commenced, the capacity to focus on post-rehab choices will be present.
Within this position, nutritional support and guidance will be provided, to elevate the importance of good health and diet.
Throughout rehab itself, a healthy nutritional outlook will be promoted, in conjunction with wellbeing efforts. Yet, focusing on the support itself, education around the benefits of good nutrition, how to sustain such a diet, and normalising healthy options will be offered.
In tandem with guidance and with forming nutritional plans, rehab is about restoring the body to accept and thrive through addiction recovery. Nutritional support falls under this service, helping to restore vital vitamins, minerals and hormones, in tandem with the production of organic chemicals.
Paired with a healthy diet, exercise, positive coping strategies and intravenous, restoring support, capabilities to return the body to a healthy, balanced state are high.
The importance of nutritional support during recovery
In order to fully recover, every aspect of the body and mind must be restored. Through detoxification and therapeutic addiction treatment services, physical and psychological health can be improved.
In tandem with a dual form of treatment, nutritional support will be an essential offering to provide healing opportunities.
The importance of nutritional support during recovery surrounds the need to restore and protect the body. Through substance abuse, as we’ve mentioned above, deficiencies can develop, malnourishment can be experienced, and weight issues can materialise.
Nutritional support will help to revert those damages, by considering ways to reduce the pressure on vital organs and on the digestive, central nervous and cardiovascular systems. It will also work to naturally suppress inflammation, detox the excretory system, and to kickstart normal functionality.
Nutritional support is also a significant part of the recovery process as it provides sustainable opportunities for recovery. On a post-detox basis, sober living can be experienced.
However, through habit, the body can begin to crave the presence of drugs and alcohol, to offer an energy boost. Nutritional support can provide that boost on a sustainable basis, as clients can learn to use healthy foods as fuel, rather than toxic, addictive substances.
Addiction recovery and nutritional support also go hand in hand, as recovering from such a difficult time will require positive coping strategies, outlooks and motivators.
Through drug and alcohol abuse, it can be easy to lose oneself, reduced self-awareness and acceptance are experienced, and low self-esteem is commonly the case. In order to revert the effects of long-term abuse, addiction recovery is the time to motivate feel-good emotions and experiences.
Good nutrition can provide a platform for positivity and motivation, by improving outlooks on appearance and weight, by offering natural sources of energy, and by providing good brain food.
The importance of nutritional support during recovery falls way beyond the benefits of improved health. Nutritional support provides structure, it provides treatment for mental health issues, it provides a healthier outlook on life, it provides essential vitamins and minerals to restore, and it provides awareness of healthy lifestyle choices.
Sustaining addiction recovery through healthy nutritional decisions
Nutritional support is very important through addiction recovery itself. This importance also continues on a post-rehab basis, where good nutrition can lead the way when considering sustainable recovery.
On a post-rehab basis, recovery can be directed by following a healthy routine, reducing exposure to drugs and alcohol. Within that routine, developing a good relationship with food will provide many benefits, helping to offer mental clarity, overall greater wellbeing, and positive sources of energy. All of these benefits can help to ease and maintain the normalisation of sober living through the long-term journey of recovery.
Of course, further lifestyle choices will also be required to lead a healthy and positive reality. Yet, utilising the education of and steps within nutritional support services will be a strong starting point, as the food itself can change moods, behaviours and feelings.
In the overarching offering of addiction recovery, there are of course many different areas to consider, which is where nutritional support comes into play. The importance of nutritional support during recovery is in fact just as definite as support within coping, within detoxing and within developing.
Through our Rehab Clinics Group mission, we offer nutritional support via residential rehab and as an ongoing service, to highlight the benefits that good nutrition, health and wellbeing can have on long-term addiction recovery.
Experience an effective and intense form of recovery by embracing support from all angles, boasting holistic healing efforts.