True healing requires treating the mind and body collectively. In addition to working on the emotional and spiritual needs of an individual, physical wellness and nutrition are essential, particularly in early recovery.
Substance use can negatively affect all areas on life, including an individual’s physical health and nutrition. While actively engaged in addiction, an individual often isn’t getting the proper nutrition for optimum brain functioning. Eating healthy foods, particularly foods rich in essential amino acids, helps rebuild the neurotransmitters affected by substance use, and can reduce symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms in early recovery.