When you check into an inpatient substance abuse treatment center, you’ll have a medical evaluation. You’ll discuss your typical daily diet with the doctor and your nutritional needs. Substance abuse often robs the body of much-needed nutrients. In fact, alcoholism is a leading cause of nutritional deficiencies. If you abuse alcohol, you are particularly prone to deficiencies in B vitamins. If you take stimulants, you may have electrolyte imbalances, and if you use marijuana, you may have problems with being overweight.
During your inpatient substance abuse treatment program, you’ll follow a well-balanced, low-fat diet that includes fiber, complex carbohydrates, and protein sources. You may also be advised to take vitamin and mineral supplements. Following a healthy meal plan not only supports your overall health during your recovery; it also makes you less likely to relapse.
Get started on your recovery today with an inpatient or outpatient program at Aurora Behavioral Health Care in Las Encinas Hospital. You can reach us at (888) 348-2165 or visit us on the Web for more information about substance abuse and recovery.