As you begin your journey towards recovery, research shows that developing a healthy diet can be extremely beneficial. Many people mistakenly overindulge with sweets, caffeine, and other junk foods starting in their recovery. After all, it can be challenging enough to rid your body of the toxins that substances leave behind, so incorporating a healthy diet while managing cravings for drugs and/or alcohol may help the healing process. However, some evidence suggests that giving in to these cravings for foods and drinks that lack nutritional value can become more of a hindrance to healing than a help.
As a result, Hammocks on the Edisto provides nutritional education and cooking demonstrations. We also incorporate our wellness & experience coach into learning more about our recovery process. To learn about these benefits during substance abuse treatment at Hammocks on the Edisto, please contact our treatment team today at 833.793.0191.
The Importance of Nutrition Therapy In Early Recovery
When you’re recovering from substance use, the goal should be to reduce the risks that often occur alongside addiction. However, it’s critical to combine planning and execution throughout the process. With a healthy mind and body, recovery is significantly easier, and a healthier lifestyle is possible with the proper nutrients. Unfortunately, most of the time, substance use disorders lead to a range of unhealthy eating habits.
Research from Psychology Today¹ indicates that exercise and nutrition, as well as holistic treatment options, are necessary and important for recovery. While learning to start new routines and creating a healthy mind and body, you can start a reliable foundation for recovery, allowing you to attain the goals that you set for yourself at the start of treatment.
Hammocks on the Edisto is committed to helping our clients create a healthier diet and way of life by incorporating nutritional education, cooking demonstrations, and the use of a wellness coach.
What Does Nutrition Therapy Involve?
At Hammocks on the Edisto, nutrition therapy starts at the beginning of the day, as our professional chef provides exceptional healthy and nourishing meals. Residents can also relax as they enjoy a healthy smoothie at our smoothie bar or check out our tasty, nutritious snacks, such as our specially developed “PAWS” trail mix, which is a combination of healthy snacks that help ease post-acute withdrawal symptoms which may occur long after detoxing at another facility. We also assist in educating our residents about how to make healthy choices about the foods they eat. We also encourage them to participate in creating healthy habits. Demonstrations and classes based on nutrition are part of the programming, providing skills for our residents to take and apply to their new lifestyle and essential sober living skill outside of treatment.
Find Treatment at Hammocks on the Edisto
When a resident comes to our women’s treatment center, we do our best to make sure they feel at home. They begin by crossing over “the bridge” leading to our treatment center, and our friendly, caring, professional staff will welcome them. They will find their private or semi-private tastefully decorated room where they’ll have their own space to recover with a small community of other women.
Nutrition therapy is only part of the treatment that every woman in our exceptional treatment center can expect. In addition, each woman also participates in therapeutic approaches such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Cognitive processing therapy for trauma
- Motivational Interviewing
- Yoga therapy
- Wellness coaching
- Family counseling
At Hammocks on the Edisto, we’re committed to helping each woman in our care begin the process of real change. Nutrition therapy is an integral part of our treatment. Please contact Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191 to learn more about our services or begin treatment at our treatment program.
¹ Taite, R. (2013, May 20). The Connection Between Nutrition and Addiction Recovery. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ending-addiction-good/201305/the-connection-between-nutrition-and-addiction-recovery.