Last updated on September 7th, 2017 at 07:27 am
Many people see addiction primarily as a mental problem, but the truth is there are a lot of physical factors that play a role.
For example, have you or someone you know ever “stress eaten?” Have you ever considered that the foods people crave in these situations tend to be processed or fried foods that
are loaded with sugar, salt, saturated fats, and/or refined carbohydrates? That’s because this type of food provides a temporary “high.”
The problem with these foods is that they destabilize blood sugar, increase inflammation, and deplete the brain of essential neurotransmitters. In other words, they create biochemical deficits. These deficits lead to anxiety, depression, and sleep problems, all of which have been linked to an increased risk of drug use.
This is where biochemical restoration treatment comes in. While it does not replace traditional treatment – such as therapy and peer support – it acts as an aid that focuses on improving those biochemical deficits. This ultimately helps in the fight against addiction.
What Can I Expect At The Raleigh House?
Every person is unique, so each treatment plan must be tailored to the individual’s needs. At The Raleigh House, you or your loved one will meet with a nutritional therapist who will develop a custom plan that includes amino acids, supplements, vitamins, and specific types of physical activity.
Generally, recovering addicts should aim for a diet with more iron, vitamin B, amino acids, protein, fiber, and healthy fats. These types of nutrients can help ease addiction and relapse triggers such as depression, anxiety, and stress.
Throughout you or your loved one’s stay at The Raleigh House, the nutritional therapist will provide ongoing support. This includes individual nutritional therapy and group nutritional therapy to help keep you on path to recovery.
Contact The Raleigh House Today
If you or a loved one want to know more about how biochemical restoration can help fight drug addiction, The Raleigh House can help. Call us today at 720-891-4657.