Addiction depletes the nutrients in the body, causing organ damage, inflammation, and pain. Proper treatment should include nutrition therapy, a way to enable the body to overcome these challenges fully. A nutrition therapy program is a component of overall care at United Recovery Program as it is designed to provide the foundation for long-term recovery.
The Value of a Nutrition Therapy Program
It’s not uncommon for those with addiction to struggle with malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies. A person using these substances struggles with meet their basic living needs, including eating nutritious food. That’s because so much of the day’s focus is on using substances, something many cannot control. Yet, without proper nutrition, there’s a higher risk of complications. With a proper nutrition program, you may:
- Feel stronger and have more energy for managing the recovery process
- Stop the damage to organs, tissues, and cells brought on by the toxins taken in during substance use
- Facilitate a healthy brain, enabling better mental health and cognition, including aiding in the treatment of mental health disorders
- Become more confident and empowered to work through addiction, especially if your body is healthier and stronger
- Aid in the detoxification process by stripping the body of the substances causing a negative outcome – nutrition can help the digestive system work more effectively
- Embrace life more fully with a higher level of physical and mental health, leading to a better quality of life
- Push off relapse risks, especially if you are thriving in therapy and recovery
Nutrition Counseling Can Be a Powerful Tool
Though it may seem simple enough, nutrition is complex and often includes a number of challenges for those in recovery at a substance abuse treatment center. Your body is different during substance use. It’s less reliant on food and more so on seeking out drugs or alcohol. As a result, many people lose a substantial amount of weight and feel self-conscious about it. With proper nutrition counseling, you’ll learn how to build a healthy body that’s capable of fighting off and healing from the damage brought on by substance use.
It Starts with a Nutritional Education Program
Within treatment, a person receives advanced support for nutrition. This includes having access to healthy meals and supplements to support healing if they have deficiencies. That’s not enough to foster long-term recovery. It is also essential to have access to education so that you have the tools available to support long-term recovery once you leave addiction therapy. A core component of treatment is a nutrition education program that teaches you what foods you need, why, and how to balance a diet.
Invest in Health and Wellness Therapy for Addiction with Our Team
Now is the time to learn more about how to improve your health and wellness. To achieve these goals, work closely with our team at United Recovery Project. Let us offer insight into the resources, education, and therapy you need to recover from the damage brought on by substance use disorder. You can be healthy, confident, and physically and mentally strong with proper nutrition access. You will get that and much more within our programs.
Learn more about each of the programs we offer, how they work, and what they can do for you and your future:
- Residential treatment program
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Outpatient rehab treatment
- Men’s rehab program
- Women’s rehab program
Call United Recovery Project Now to Get Support
Addiction treatment encompasses much more than just not using substances. At United Recovery Project, we offer therapy to treat the whole person, including body, mind, and spirit. Our nutrition therapy program is one component of this process. Learn more about the vast treatment options and innovative therapies we offer by calling 954.429.5026 or connecting with us now online.