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.
Written by Munis Topcuoglu, Editor at EHN Canada. A valid definition and diagnostic criteria for “sex addiction” have long eluded experts because, historically, definitions and diagnostic criteria have either represented sexually oppressive cultural norms, or they have been vague and imprecise, requiring too much subjective interpretation. Cultural norms, oppressive or otherwise, are not valid bases … Read more
Opinion by Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. If you struggle with addiction as I have, you know the dark, hopeless place that exists on the other side of being high. It’s the thing that every addict tries to avoid—reality. Reality is the time and place when you’re not … Read more
Opinion by EHN Alumni Written by Adam W, a recent graduate of the sex addiction program at Edgewood Treatment Centre. Before I arrived at Edgewood, my life was like being in the eye of a tornado. That might be a tough analogy for someone to understand, but I was in the middle of a storm, … Read more
Fentanyl has been a problem in Canada for several years now and the situation is not getting any better. It feels like every day brings a new report about an overdose, an arrest, or a large shipment seized on its way to a Canadian city. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid typically used to treat severe … Read more