We place a distinct emphasis on healthy eating at White House Recovery and Detox because we know that having regular, nutritional meals on a daily basis can significantly impact the pace and depth of your recovery. The United States National Library of Medicine states that eating right, increasing physical activity, and getting enough quality rest can improve your chance of staying sober. Getting enough vitamins and minerals can also give your body energy and repair it from the damage caused by irregular, unhealthy eating habits.
We understand that you may not want to completely change your diet overnight and we can help you learn to transition from processed foods to ones that have more essential nutrients. Comfort food certainly has a place in recovery. There will be days and meals where you want something simple and familiar to help you feel more at ease and we understand. We can teach you to balance out eating what you like and what will make you feel better.
Beyond providing quality meals while you’re here, White House Recovery and Detox also offers cooking and nutritional classes. By participating, you will learn how to put together a budget and an intentional grocery list to promote healthy, affordable eating habits. You will be able to carry these lessons with you and continue to use them to improve your progress. Recovery is more comfortable when you’re fueling your mind and body with healthy foods. In short, we aim to provide you with all the tools you need for long-term success.
We can accommodate vegan and vegetarian diets. If you have allergies or specific meal requirements, please reach out to let us know. Like every other aspect of your stay, our approach to your dietary plan is formed with your individual success in mind.
Drug and alcohol abuse can cause significant damage to the essential systems in your body and decrease your overall functionality. Your moods, thoughts, and behaviors are all impacted by the things you choose to put into your body.
The National Institutes of Health has this to say about eating intentionally during recovery:
“A healthy brain rewards healthy behaviors—like exercising, eating, or bonding with loved ones. It does this by switching on brain circuits that make you feel wonderful, which then motivates you to repeat those behaviors.”