Eating a healthy diet helps you with addiction recovery by allowing your mind and body to work better and heal faster. It helps you maintain your recovery by supporting your mind and body to function well consistently, thus maintaining your good health. Eating healthy helps you with addiction recovery in a number of specific ways such as stabilizing your mood, improving your focus, increasing your energy, and making you better at resisting cravings for addictive substances and behaviors. Conversely, nutrient deficiencies can make addiction recovery more difficult by making you more susceptible to depression, distraction, fatigue, and cravings. Substance use disorders can make you are especially vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies, for a number of behavioral and biological reasons—but eating healthy can help correct your nutrient deficiencies and greatly improve your odds of successfully achieving recovery and maintaining it long term.
Life during your first year of sobriety can sometimes be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there is no guidebook or one specific path for everyone to follow during this time. Recovery is unique to each person. However, every person seeking recovery needs to start by taking an inventory of their lives and beginning to make healthy changes and decisions. This is a … Read more
By Iryna Gavrysh, Simone Arbour, and George Ratnanather. The 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Religion Our clients come from all walks of life and while some people identify with a particular religion, others describe themselves as atheists, agnostics, humanists or freethinkers. One question we are frequently asked by clients relates to the 12-steps aspect of … Read more