Diet and nutrition are an important part of your treatment journey. If you’re not feeding your body well, you cannot recover fully from your struggle with addiction.
At Vertava Health of Ohio, we have a team ready to tackle your diet and nutrition. We’ll teach you the skills you need and provide healthy foods your body craves as you begin your recovery.
Whole Person Wellness Requires Proper Nutrition
Our staff at Vertava Health of Ohio focuses on treating you as a whole person. Diet and nutrition are an important part of our overall addiction treatment program because our goal is to help you create a healthy lifestyle that lasts.
Unfortunately, many people struggling with addiction are also struggling with malnourishment because so much of their energy is going towards substance use and not a well-balanced diet.
By helping you address your nutrition alongside addiction, we can help you establish healthy eating habits and embrace a lifestyle that promotes overall wellness and self-care.
Nutrition And Diet – Why It Matters In Recovery
When you enter addiction treatment at Vertava Health of Ohio, you may start with detox or withdrawal. This is the first stage of recovery and can cause uncomfortable side effects and physical symptoms.
What you may not know is that nutrition can actually affect the withdrawal process.
When your body lacks the right nutrients for healthy living, your recovery becomes more difficult. You suffer from low energy levels, headaches, and sleep problems when you’re malnourished.
Because these are also symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawal, you may not recognize the nutritional deficits.
Without the right nutrients, your body is going to struggle to heal and balance itself after you remove drugs or alcohol. Some people even report not feeling hungry during detox. Without intervention, you may forget to eat a balanced diet, thus hurting your body’s ability to heal.
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How Vertava Health of Ohio Addresses Diet And Nutrition During Recovery
Addressing diet and nutrition is crucial for lasting recovery. At Vertava Health of Ohio, we ensure that you’re properly nourished during your stay. We have an onsite dietitian who works closely with you to help develop an individualized nutrition plan.
Our nutritional consults help promote:
- better healthy food choices
- nutrition education
- improved overall wellness
Our dietitian hosts groups and programming that will help you learn more about nutrition and its role in physical wellness. She works with you one-on-one to help you learn how to identify healthy food options and the importance of nutrition in your overall recovery.
All meals and snacks provided during your stay are made to accommodate the changes necessary for healthy living. As you make changes to embrace a healthier lifestyle, proper diet and nutrition can help you stick with a regimen that reduces the risk of relapse.
Healthy, Nutritious Food Prepared By An Executive Chef
In addition to the work of our on-site dietitian, we staff an executive chef who helps plan all meals and snacks. The foods our patients eat are healthy and delicious, so you’ll never feel deprived as you learn to embrace habits for better health and nutrition.
Because our focus is on overall wellness, we put a lot of time and effort into our nutrition and meal offerings.
Allergies Are Not A Problem At Vertava Health of Ohio
If you have a food allergy, you do not have to worry. Our chef cooks up tasty meals and snacks and will gladly accommodate your needs, including dietary needs, food allergies, or health restrictions.
You’ll have plenty of delicious food to eat that is in line with your individual needs, so you’re always well-fed no matter what your restrictions may be.
Choose Our Rehab Program For Whole-Person Wellness
At Vertava Health of Ohio, we focus on all aspects of wellness and take your recovery beyond addiction treatment alone. Diet and nutrition are a natural part of that focus.
As a resident of our recovery community, you’ll enjoy tasty, nutritious meals while you attend a comprehensive rehab program to help you live a healthy life in balance. Reach out to Vertava Health of Ohio today to learn more about your addiction treatment options.
- MedlinePlus — Substance use recovery and diet
- US National Library of Medicine — The importance of nutrition in aiding recovery from substance use disorders