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The Importance Of Drug Recovery Nutrition And Healthful Dining

For people seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction, regaining their health is the ultimate goal. This includes eating well, since recovery nutrition http://theduneseasthampton.com/facility/dunes-cuisine must focus on foods that are attractive as well as nutritious.

The Dunes East Hampton knows that serving its clients a healthy, non-restrictive diet will not only give them the right type and amount of calories for their needs, but seeing selections like lobster, scallops, green leafy vegetables and farm fresh eggs will also give clients a much-needed boost to their self-esteem. This is a source of pleasure that is not derived from chemicals, and that is not lost on clients, either. The recipe listed below is an example of a delicious, nutritious way to enjoy food in recovery.

Lemon Salmon & Tomato Foil Pouch Bake

The Dunes East Hampton Pinterest: Lemon Salmon & Tomato Foil Pouch Bake

You’ll Need:

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (more to taste)
5-6 grape tomatoes, halved
About 6 basil leaves
One 5-ounce filet of salmon (skinless or not)
1/4 lemon
1/2 spring onion or 1 scallion (optional), finely sliced
1 teaspoon chopped chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F. Cut a piece of foil that is large enough for you to place the ingredients on, lift up the edges of the foil, and seal the packet, leaving an inch or two of air space above the fish.
  2. Working in the center of the piece of foil, make a bed with the basil leaves, keeping one leaf aside. Sprinkle the leaves with a little salt and pepper. Place the salmon on the leaves and season it with salt and pepper as well.
  3. Put tomatoes on one side of the salmon and grate lemon zest over everything. Scatter spring onion or scallion over the fish and tomatoes. Squirt lemon juice over salmon, then cut two thin slices from the lemon and put them on top of the fish. Top with one or two basil leaves. Sprinkle chopped chives over top and moisten salmon with olive oil.

Seal the foil packet, making sure that it’s airtight and that there is an air space between the fish and the top of its cocoon. Place it on the baking sheet and slide it into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes if you like your fish pink and slightly jiggly in the center; bake two minutes longer if you like it better done.

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How Do You Overcome Drug And Food Addiction?

Treating a substance abuse addiction with a food addiction eating disorder is unlike treating other forms of addictions, since total abstinence (from food) is not an option. Discover how to overcome drug addiction while changing your relationship with food!

How Do You Overcome A Substance Abuse Addiction And A Food Addiction?

How Do You Overcome Food Addiction - TheDunesOutpatientProgram Someone solely with a drug or alcohol addiction can be approached from the point of view that they can get free from the influence of the chemicals and then get help to deal with the root of the addiction.

It’s not that simple when the issue is also related to food, since everyone needs to eat, and no one can commit to a life of abstinence from this activity.

We help our clients learn to overcome their substance abuse addiction while also treating the secondary issue of an eating disorder to improve the quality of their lives and their health for the long-term.

First Step In Addiction Treatment: Assessment

No two clients that we see at The Dunes OP are alike, and this includes people seeking help for food addiction. The first step in determining how we can best help a client is to conduct an assessment. All of our outpatient treatment programs are customized to ensure that we meet each client’s specific needs.

Customized Treatment Plans

Once the assessment is complete, we can recommend a customized treatment plan to get at the underlying issues of both the drug addiction and the eating disorder (whether the eating disorder is food addiction, bulimia or anorexia).

We understand that a client who is in treatment for multiple addictions or disorders needs individualized care. We treat every one of our clients respectfully as a person and create customized treatment plans with multiple types of therapy, based on the client’s individual needs.

Treatment For Clients With A Secondary Eating Disorder

When our clients are receiving secondary help for food addiction and bulimia, they will need time to develop trust with their therapists and may not feel comfortable admitting how much they ate, when they last purged, or that they are still purging even after seeking treatment. They may be more likely to be able to open up to fellow peers in a group therapy session, which is less intimidating. At The Dunes, our clients receive individual and group counseling sessions as part of their treatment.

For clients who are looking for treatment for anorexia, they may tell their treatment team that they are eating more than they really are, especially if they are being treated on an outpatient basis. During a group therapy session where they are interacting with other clients who have or are experiencing similar challenges, a new client may be more likely to open up and share her experiences. If she feels accepted by the group, she will find it easier to talk to her treatment team in the same open manner.

Nutritional Counseling And Professional Chef

We always include nutritional counseling as part of our treatment plan to help our clients learn how to prepare healthy meals and why nutrition is so important for long-term recovery and sobriety. We also have a professional chef who works closely with our accredited Nutritionist and Dietician to provide local and fresh meals for our clients.

Overcoming any addiction takes time and commitment, but there is a brighter future waiting for those who are willing to take the first step and admit they need help.

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4 Ways Proper Nutrition Can Benefit Your Addiction Recovery

4 Ways Proper Nutrition Can Benefit Addiction RecoveryIn order for the brain to process information correctly, our neurotransmitters must be fully operational. Alcohol and drugs stimulate these neurotransmitters, but will ultimately deplete them with excess use. Malnutrition is another common side effect of substance abuse, often requiring the aid of a nutrition recovery addiction treatment program to repair the damage done.

 4 Ways Your Addiction Recovery Can Benefit From Proper Nutrition:

1. Minimize Cravings And Promote A Positive Attitude

Both drugs and alcohol prevent the body from sustaining and breaking down nutrients and releasing toxins. This can result in a number of health issues, including malnutrition. At our East Hampton addiction recovery facility, patients learn to change their negative actions into positive ones, restoring both spiritual and physical well-being. Many addicts struggle to control their cravings during recovery. Studies have show that a diet high in protein and carbohydrates can help minimize these cravings by promoting a positive mindset.

2. Help Repair Damage To Circulation And Heart

Alcohol and drugs can adversely impact the hair and skin. Foods that are rich in nutrients (vitamins C and A and proteins) can help restore these areas to a healthier state. Where circulation and the heart are concerned, a low-fat, protein-rich diet combined with exercise can help reduce inflammation, restore muscle loss, and lower high blood pressure. Foods that are rich in nutrients and calories can contain moderate fat work to restore vitamins and minerals while reducing the living swelling caused by substance abuse.

3. Elevate Mood And Energy

In order to elevate mood and energy levels, our clients are advised to eat small, regular meals throughout the day. The diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, and whole grain foods. Clients are also encouraged to substitute red meat for beans while decreasing the consumption of caffeine and sugar-rich foods. Mineral and vitamin supplements can also prove beneficial in restoring mineral and vitamin levels.

4. Snacking To Reduce Mood Swings

Snacks are a great way to meet nutritional requirements while reducing mood swings. They can be eaten before bed or in between meals. Healthy snack ideas include low-fat yogurt, raw vegetables and fresh fruit.

Smoothie Sailing – Yummy Recipe In Recovery

If you like Pina Coladas… you need to try this virgin smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spinach (you won’t taste it)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 cups pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes

Blend – Pour – Enjoy!

Hungry for more? Check out our other healthy smoothie recipes on Pinterest!