Proper nutrition is a key to the substance abuse healing process. It helps restore physical and mental health.
"Individualized nutrition counseling and comprehensive nutrition education programs provided to the substance abuse population have been found to significantly improve three-month sobriety success rates."
CPE Monthly: Substance Abuse and Nutrition
Just as patients with diabetes or heart disease receive education to manage their diseases, patients dealing with substance abuse should have education that addresses their specific risk factors and increases chances of recovery.
Substance abuse often leads to poor nutrition
Poor nutrition can lead to depression, anxiety, and low energy
This often leads to relapse
Heal and nourish the body damaged by abuse
Stabilize mood and reduce stress
Reduce cravings for drugs and alcohol
Encourage self-care and a healthful lifestyle