Healthy living residential programs provide and maintain adult residential alcohol/drug abuse recovery and treatment services. Recovery isn’t just about getting clean and sober; it’s about rebuilding your life on a stronger, more stable foundation. Cultivating your overall health will not only help you maintain your sobriety; it can also give you the energy and strength to fulfill your most cherished personal goals. When most people enter rehab, their bodies and minds are suffering from the damage caused by alcohol, drugs, poor nutrition, and a lack of exercise.
Fortunately, many of these problems can be prevented or reversed through a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a drug-free lifestyle. Best of all, clinical studies show that regular exercise and proper nutrition can decrease the desire to abuse substances. You don’t have to wait to start living a healthier life. Choose a treatment that recognizes the importance of nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction in the recovery process. When you’re in recovery, nutritious food is one of your most powerful healing tools. With each meal or snack, you have the opportunity to nurture and strengthen your body. Many individuals who enter recovery are malnourished when they enter detox. Drugs and alcohol can cause appetite loss, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and digestive problems. All of these issues can affect your body’s absorption of nutrients. It is also common for people to start recovery in a state of dehydration, with insufficient fluids and electrolytes in their system. Replacing lost fluids and nutrients is one of the top priorities of a medically managed program.