One of the natural treatment methods offered at The Carter Treatment Center is Nutritional Counseling. Our experienced nutritional therapists work closely with each person to tailor a diet program that ensures they receive the right balance of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals needed to facilitate a successful recovery.
Negative Health Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
Alcohol and drugs often leave addicts experiencing a sense of fullness after having eaten very little or nothing, which leads to forming poor eating habits and malnutrition. Addictive substances also stop the body from properly absorbing nutrients, so it’s common for recovering addicts to experience a range of health problems.
Drugs and alcohol are metabolized in the liver, which often means the liver is overworked trying to eliminate toxins from the system. As a result, the liver is unable to function properly, leaving many addicts with health problems caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Likewise, the heart and circulatory system are negatively affected by poor protein intake during addictive substance use. Of course, alcohol and drugs directly affect the central nervous system, which impacts the addict’s ability to concentrate, think clearly, and regulate moods.
Why Nutritional Counseling is So Important for Addiction Recovery
Eating a nutritious diet complete with the right vitamins and minerals can help to rebuild damaged tissues and organs. Making healthy food choices helps to stabilize blood sugar and regulate moods, both of which improve your overall mood and state of well-being. Nutritional counseling combined with physical therapy and exercise has shown remarkable results and is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle after addiction treatment is completed.
The highly-skilled counselors at The Carter Treatment Center will meet with you to discuss your dietary needs and goals. They will also provide plenty of valuable information on how to make healthy food choices as you continue on your path to recovery.
Start Making Better Choices
When you take the time and effort to eat better, you naturally feel better. As your body begins to benefit from a proper diet plan it’s also common for most people to experience an improved sense of self-worth, which contributes to making better choices in all aspects of life.
At The Carter Treatment Center, we can help you discover natural ways to maintain a healthy, balanced, and sober life for the long term. Call (678) 737-4430 to reach our centers in Cumming, GA and Suwanee.
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