When many people are deciding which rehab facility will be ideal for their own situation, most consider features such as how close it is to their home and neglect to review their meal plans. While the menu choices may seem like more of an afterthought, dietary changes can make quite a difference when it comes to the recovery process.
Nutrition is exceptionally important throughout rehab and recovery. Some may not realize just how much of a strain their body will go through, and having an ideal diet plan will make the process easier and more efficient. One of the most common side effects of an ongoing addiction to drugs or alcohol is malnutrition. Alcohol and drug use will negatively impact organs throughout the body, and we encourage healthy eating habits during your treatment. The correct meal plan will not only help you begin to recover from any nutrient deficiencies, but may also provide support for the physical and emotional impacts of your addiction.
We understand some clients may have special dietary needs, and we are happy to craft menus that satisfy those restrictions. Our kitchen staff regularly prepares delicious and creative meals for vegetarian, vegan, and diabetic clients, as well as those restricted to a gluten-free diet.
We encourage you to speak with your admissions specialist about your food allergies, and sensitivities that must be addressed. Any medical conditions that require changes in one’s diet should be covered as well.
Developing healthy eating habits is vital to the rehab process and should be carried over to your daily life when you return home. If there are any specific meals or ingredients that you have enjoyed, then take a moment to write them down so you can replicate these healthy snacks and meals at home. Health and wellness classes are incorporated into the program to provide a variety of suggestions and resources to support long term lifestyle changes.
If you happen to have any questions or concerns about your own dietary restrictions or our health programs, then please feel free to contact us today.