It’s easy to bypass the importance of a healthy diet in a person recovering from addiction. On the surface, it doesn’t seem to be the most pressing issue during the beginning stages of recovery. However, as more studies continue to be published examining the connection between diet and health, it’s apparent that what those addicted fuel their bodies with makes a difference in their recovery and long-term overall health.
When those suffering from addiction seek help, the vast majority are malnourished. Many are not eating well and if they are, addiction makes the body unable to absorb nutrients at a regular pace. A healthy diet is crucial in recovery, no matter how long the duration of their stay is.
We’ve compiled a list of recovery diet tips to ensure recovering patients maintain their sobriety and be the healthiest version of themselves while doing so.