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Diet & Nutrition

Enhance your treatment and well-being with good nutrition.

Healthy, nutritious meals are a vital part of your daily treatment program.
Eating healthy foods has many benefits, especially during treatment, to help your body overcome any addiction nutritional deficiency. The value of nutrition for recovering addicts has been researched for many years, and it is well-documented that eating healthy foods can enhance the success of treatment. As you heal from the destruction your addiction had on your body, recognizing the importance of nutrition in addiction recovery is a crucial part of getting healthy again. In our residential centers, our board-certified nutritionists prepare balanced menus that are designed to help counteract the short- and long-term negative effects of substance abuse, including:

· Loss of nutrients
· Liver damage
· Weight loss
· Depleted immune system
· Skin problems

Additionally, regularly eating healthy, nutrient-dense meals can help:

· Restore physical and mental stamina
· Improve positive feelings and overall sense of well-being
· Reduce negative emotions and stress
· Strengthen the mind and body

Patients work with a board-certified nutritionist to customize a healthy eating and nutrition plan.
At RCA residential centers, patients begin to enjoy eating healthy foods from day one of treatment. Our nutritionists and professional chefs work together to provide healthy, nutritious meals to suit every taste. We also encourage patients to take their nutrition plan and use it for the rest of their lives. Research suggests that a healthy diet can help to reduce the chance of relapse following treatment.

Eating nutritious foods isn’t the only healthy habit we teach.
We also provide individual nutrition counseling as part of our “Healthy Habits” curriculum to help patients learn how to:
· Identify healthy habits early in the recovery process
· Identify behaviors that can be controlled
· Develop healthy habits that are beneficial while in treatment and after
· Notice positive changes in treatment
· Become more aware of current habits
· Develop a more positive body image

To get more information about healthy eating and nutrition at RCA, call 1-800-RECOVERY today.

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