Nutrition in Addiction Treatment and Recovery
What you eat and drink during treatment can significantly impact how successful your recovery from addiction is. Our luxury, evidence-based treatment approach prioritizes your nutrition to help heal and strengthen your mind and body from substance abuse.
Our Approach to Nutrition for Addiction
Food is healing. But while the right foods can heal, the wrong foods can damage your body and impact your mental and emotional well-being. For many people struggling with addiction, their diet consists of ramen, hot pockets and other sugar-filled, artificially produced foods. These types of foods don’t make you feel good and can’t help you recover from addiction.
But we know what can.
At Fountain Hills Recovery, we offer a nutrition for addiction recovery program that puts your health, wellness and happiness above all else. Our mission is to provide clean, nutritious meals and snacks that taste good and can fuel your recovery.
What Nutrition is Like at Fountain Hills Recovery
No matter how healthy a food is, no one wants to eat it if it tastes like cardboard. During your time at Fountain Hills Recovery, you’ll eat delicious, recovery-focused meals that are freshly made by our Executive Chef.
Your addiction recovery diet will always include a food high in protein, a fresh vegetable and a starch like brown rice or black beans. These are the components of a healthy meal that you need to feed your body and brain in order to feel good.
We also aim to make your meal experience with us as personalized and comfortable as possible. We never want you to feel like you need to eat something you don’t like or enjoy. That’s why our Executive Chef always welcomes feedback, suggestions and new ideas for meals and snacks.
Do you have a meal you remember your mom or dad making that always made you feel safe and happy? Do you love a specific type of food and want it included in your next meal? Tell us and if nutritious enough for your recovery, we’ll make it for you!
The Transformation of Eating Healthy in Addiction Treatment and Beyond
One of the most reliable facts about nutrition is that when you eat healthier, you feel better. Eating right means you’re giving your body and brain the nutrients needed to heal the damage that alcohol and drugs have caused.
As you’re going through treatment at Fountain Hills Recovery, the nutritious and tasty foods you eat will be hard at work helping to repair your:
- Blood Sugar Levels: Drinking or doing drugs instead of eating a balanced diet can cause fluctuating blood sugar levels, which leads to impulsivity. Maintaining a nutritious diet can help balance blood sugar levels and help you feel more stable overall.
- Gut: Alcohol and drug use makes it nearly impossible for your body to absorb the nutrients that it needs, even if you are eating a healthy diet. The right nutrition during addiction treatment can help repair the damage that’s been done to your gut, which is responsible for creating serotonin to help you feel good.
- Mood and Decision-Making: Consistently eating junk food can make it harder to think straight and be at the top of your game. Eating right helps your brain produce neurotransmitters like dopamine, endorphins and GABA to help improve your mood and make smarter, healthier decisions.
Get Your Recovery Started at Fountain Hills Recovery
At Fountain Hills Recovery, our priority is you. We put your recovery above all else, which means providing you with evidence-based treatments, experienced and compassionate staff like our Executive Chef and healthy, delicious meals that will give you the energy and motivation needed to focus on long-term recovery.
Contact us today to learn more about our addiction treatment approach and to get the admissions process started.