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Health, Nutrition & Wellness

You can envision the recovery from drug and alcohol abuse as a giant jigsaw puzzle. When starting out on this path, all of the pieces are spread out on the table, and which ones go where can be unclear. After making your initial decision to quit using substances and enter into a drug treatment facility some of the pieces come together, forming the outline of the picture that the puzzle will make. With your introduction to a 12-step program, some more of the pieces come together, making the completion of the puzzle less daunting and far less confusing. But after some time you may not notice that some pieces are still left on the table.

The picture is almost complete but you can’t seem to figure out what those pieces are, or where they fit in. You look back over everything that you’ve done and you still can’t seem to make sense of it and the reason for this is that many people focus only on the spiritual and mental aspects of recovery, and completely neglect the physical aspects. Long-term recovery, or the completion of the puzzle, requires a complete healing of body, mind, and soul; all three need to be in harmony with one another if meaningful sobriety is to be achieved.

" Long-term recovery, requires a complete healing of body, mind, and soul; all three need to be in harmony with one another if meaningful sobriety is to be achieved. "

Holistic Recovery Centers understands that one of the key areas that need to be addressed in order for recovery to take shape is the establishment of a strong nutritional and wellness program within our patient’s lives. The relationship between nutrition and addiction is not one that immediately springs to mind when someone thinks about getting sober. There appear to be infinitely more important matters at hand, like the broken relationships, the shattered psyche, and the pains of withdrawal, but understanding how nutrition and wellness play a role in one’s recovery early on, means not having to leave the jigsaw puzzle that is your recovery incomplete. The sooner that an effective nutrition and wellness program is implemented in your life, the easier it will be to maintain, and because of this, your sobriety will be markedly stronger.

Why is Nutrition and Wellness Important in Recovery?

Many people who abuse substances put their bodies through the wringer. They are often severely malnourished, either over or underweight, and physical exercise is almost non-existent in their lives. Depending on the substances that are being abused, addicts can experience significant nutritional deficiencies and numerous gastrointestinal issues. This does not really come as a surprise because drug addiction causes an extreme change in an individual’s brain chemistry and physiology of the body. In order to help restore balance, the newly recovering addict must be involved in some form of nutritional therapy in conjunction with counseling and other drug treatment programming.

Proper nutrition is an important aspect for someone who is recovering from drug addiction and alcoholism. It is more than your mother telling you that you need to eat your vegetables so you can grow up to be big and strong because having the proper nutrients aid in the body’s recovery from the damage created by substance abuse. Having a proper diet gives the body energy, helps to build and repair organ tissues, and strengthens the immune system, all things that vitally important in early recovery.

Health, nutrition, and wellness programs within the confines of a drug treatment program also help improve mood, which is extremely important in early sobriety. The mood swings attributed to people that are in early recovery can be something to behold. One minute you are happy, the next you are sad, and as your emotions run amuck through your life, they can begin to take their toll on a person’s overall wellbeing. Having the proper nutrients in place can help to control the mood, allowing for the outpouring of emotions in these early stages of sobriety to be more stable and less explosive.

Having a health, nutrition, and wellness program in place also allows for the newly sober individual to feel physically better, which leads to increased confidence and self-esteem. Feeling good and looking good go a long way in helping someone to think positively about him or herself. After years of abusing their bodies, many addicts feel quite terrible about themselves. Doing something healthy for himself or herself, can create a level of self-worth in the former addict that they may have not experienced in years.

How does Holistic Treatment Centers Integrate Health, Nutrition, and Wellness into Addiction Treatment?

When you undergo drug treatment at one of Holistic Recovery Centers’ facilities, our certified nutritionists and other staff will work with you to create an individualized nutrition and wellness plan for your addiction recovery. With the tools and support that you will receive, you will look and feel better; your cravings will be reduced, and you will achieve a total balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Our health, nutrition, and wellness programs are effective because they address the four key areas that are often overlooked by many other treatment centers. They are:


Our experienced nutritionist staff assesses every patient in order to design a nutritional plan that targets each individual’s unique dietary needs. Our staff will work with you to ensure that you have balance in your everyday diet, that you will be educated in the foods that will help fuel your recovery, and educated on those foods that can undermine your recovery. A balanced diet will give you the vitality and energy you need, as well as improve your overall wellbeing.


Along with dietary intervention, the staff at Holistic Recovery Centers also develops an overall wellness plan that will help your body heal and become stronger. You will learn how to make the most of your day through proven time management techniques, and you will also learn how to get restful sleep every night in order to recharge and rejuvenate your body. Additionally, we also offer chiropractic treatment plans that will help restore your body to normal functioning.



The daily stressors you face in active addiction take a huge toll on your mind and body. With the fitness programs we offer at Holistic Treatment Centers, you will be able to build your body and feel better about yourself. In addition to personalized workout routines, we also offer personalized yoga sessions, acupuncture to alleviate muscle pain and soreness, and we also offer quality massage therapy. These services will help restore your body and mind back to its original state, before it was affected by substances.


In any wellness program, it is important to address the mind and the importance of being present in the here and now. At Holistic Treatment Centers, all clients can take part in guided meditation sessions to learn how to attain a sense of peace from within. These techniques are easily mastered and can be done anywhere and at any time.

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Heal Your Mind, Body & Spirit at Holistic Treatment Centers Today

When you are seeking to recover from the ravages of substance abuse, it is not enough to simply quit using those substances. Long-term recovery occurs when the mind, body, and spirit are fully restored, and in balance with one another. At Holistic Treatment Centers, we offer a wide array of holistic-based therapies that are effective and proven to work.



Call Holistic Treatment Centers today at 1-877-723-7117 and start your journey on the path to happiness, serenity, and wellness.

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