Healthy eating habits are important for everyone, but especially so for those who are recovering from an addiction. Many people who suffer from addictions and other mental health disorders have poor nutritional habits.
Eating Well Maters
Powerful addictions can lead to dangerous loss of weight, in which instances the adolescent brain simply cannot make effective decisions. The affected brain simply does not work correctly. It’s why an emaciated drug user in recovery struggles to choose between a therapy session or using — without adequate nutrition, the brain simply doesn’t have enough power to say no. By eating well, you can regain nutrition lost during the addiction. It will also give you more energy and allow you to feel better in general.
The Science Behind it
Prolonged use of alcohol and opioids like heroin can significantly damage intestinal lining. When the mucosa becomes damaged, the ability to absorb vitamins and minerals — in addition to macronutrients — becomes impaired. For example, atrophic gastritis (i.e. chronic inflammation of the stomach lining) decreases the ability of the stomach cells to produce intrinsic factor, a protein critical for vitamin B12 absorption. This will allow your gastrointestinal tract to regain its strength and boost the immune system.
Treatment Centers in Florida
If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction, don’t hesitate to call the Strawberry Center. We are here to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay with us. Call us today for a consultation with a specialist!