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 man building connections How long have you been running the Alumni program at Bellwood? “6 years at Bellwood” What is the Alumni program and how does it benefit our patients? “My vision for the Alumni program is to influence the importance of connection. What it does for our patients here is [it] … 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
Written By: Jeff Vircoe No matter what you call it, the giving of your time is about as unselfish a gift as you can present. And this week Canadians from St. John to Tofino are standing up to say thank you to the givers. April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week. Around the Edgewood Health Network, … Read more
Rise and Shine to Noon Day Break One of the most frequent questions people ask us is, “What will I be doing while I am at Bellwood?” Considering that the frame of reference for residential addiction treatment programs for many people consists of movies and reality television shows, it is no wonder the average person … Read more