The Importance of Nutrition in a Natural Drug Detox Program
Most people who suffer from drug or alcohol addictions have become involved in unhealthy eating habits or lack the proper vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that would normally keep them physically and psychologically stable. Way beyond the impact of addiction and unhealthy habits, drugs complicate and damage physiological processes which can lead to toxin buildups, cause neurological problems, and damage organ functions.
Natural drug detox programs help the person to eliminate toxins, free of introducing other toxins, but, they also promote the value of nutrition to rebalance internal systems, improve health, and motivate changes for a successful and sustainable drug recovery.
Our bodies work through intricate systems that communicate with each other through billions of neurons responding to each other to complete internal processes. At any time, these processes can tell us when we are well and when something is wrong and we need to take action.
Drugs take their toll on these processes and once one system or function becomes compromised, others follow suit. Physical illnesses can make a person psychologically ill and vice versa. Nutrition helps to correct these internal imbalances accelerating the person’s natural ability to heal and reducing the severity of withdrawals.
In a natural detox program, an overall health assessment can help to determine the levels of vitamin, mineral, and important nutrient deficiencies that a person has. The therapists can then, design a plan to boost these deficiencies with the right foods or supplements that are needed in purifying the person’s system, strengthening their endurance, and improving worrisome areas of health.
According to the NIDA, “People who suffer from addiction often have one or more accompanying medical issues.” Anemia, liver dysfunctions, depression, stress, anxiety, weakness, and other mental and physical health impairments can be dramatically improved through the use of nutritional support to target these conditions.
Motivating the person to live a drug free life style and care for themselves is a key element of natural drug detox. With nutritional education, exposures, and support, natural drug detox has a way of encouraging people to live more satisfying and healthy lives.
Their minds become clearer, they become more in tune with bodily symptoms, and they feel more empowered to cope with ongoing struggles of recovery. Like illnesses, the physical health of a person can have a dramatic impact on their psychological health and vice versa.