Why Nutrition in Recovery is So Important

nutrition in recovery

Why Nutrition in Recovery is So Important

At our residential addiction treatment in Palm Beach, we believe in a holistic approach to addiction treatment that focuses on improving your physical and mental health alongside removing your dependence on a drug.

We want our patients to increase their overall well-being during the recovery process with exercise and good eating habits. While we offer luxury rehab in Palm Beach, high-end rehab doesn’t mean junk food and high-caloric food. Part of our holistic approach includes tasty food with good nutrition because nutrition and addiction treatment should go hand-in-hand.

Nutrition in Recovery

Consistent and heavy amounts of drugs and alcohol can have devastating results on the human body and brain. Good nutrition is important for everyone, but when a person is addicted to these harmful substances, they may often lack the proper nutrients their body requires for a long and healthy life. Along with removing the drug from their system with our drug and alcohol detox in Palm Beach, they need to start good nutrition in recovery to get their bodies and lives back on track. During the treatment process, our patients will learn the food and nutrients their bodies need in order to reverse some of the damages created by their addiction.

Along with a person’s physical health, diet can also affect a person’s mood and mental state. Studies have found that people who eat a traditional Japanese diet and Mediterranean diet, which are both high in vegetable, fruits, and unprocessed grain have a 25-35% lower risk of depression than those that eat a Western diet filled with processed foods and refined sugars.1 For those looking for mental health treatment in Palm Beach as well, the food you put in your body become all the more important.

Some people may believe that indulging in high-caloric food in order to cope with their addiction is okay, but doing so can have horrible results. Instead of creating new, healthy lifelong habits, they will be replacing one horrible habit (their addiction) with another bad one (a bad diet). Before they realize it, their addiction to drugs could become an addiction to food. Their health issues from addiction may become replaced with health issues from obesity. Good nutrition in recovery will help prevent this new bad habit from forming.

If you or a loved one is searching for holistic addiction treatment in South Florida, Seaside Palm Beach is the place to go to not only overcome your addiction, but also to improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health along the way.

To learn more about our luxury drug and alcohol rehab in South Florida, contact us today at 561-677-9374.


  1. Harvard Medical School- Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food

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