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.
Meet the front lines of Bellwood Health Services Team Lead of Admissions Colleen Lamond has been working with Bellwood for 8 years. She is the lead of admissions team and is one of the many faces people meet when starting their journey here at Bellwood. We asked how working in this field has changed her … Read more
B Y L E E H A U S M A N N M A , I C C A C “Breathing Under Water” I built my house by the sea. Not on the sands, mind you; not on the shifting sand. And I built it of rock. A strong house By a strong sea. … Read more
Substance use disorders are pervasive and can affect everyone. Research has demonstrated that about one in ten Canadians reports having a substance use issue, and these individuals include professionals, those who are employed or self-employed and those who have other daily responsibilities and commitments such as homemakers and caregivers. At times, substance use disorders are … Read more
Stillness. The calm surface of a lake at dawn. The silence of an empty chapel. The soft quiet of a night full of stars. How we wish at times for our minds to settle, and just be still. For the pointless worries to stop, that ceaseless chatter. What we should have done, what we should … Read more