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Recovery Life Skills with LifeSpring

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Feb 18, 2024 3 months ago

Recovery Life Skills with LifeSpring

Some people don’t realize that recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) is about much more than simply putting down the drink or the drug. Recovery is about addressing the underlying issues that caused an individual to use substances in the first place. It is also about acquiring the life skills necessary for living a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life. These life skills include making good food choices and eating well in recovery.

The Importance of Nutritional Life Skills in Recovery

Unfortunately, people often aren’t aware of just how depleted they can become when they are struggling with addiction. For example, many people who struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD) are extremely vitamin- and mineral-deficient.

According to the peer-reviewed journal, Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research, “Chronic alcoholic patients are frequently deficient in one or more vitamins. The deficiencies commonly involve folate, vitamin B6, thiamine, and vitamin A … Alcoholism can affect the absorption, storage, metabolism, and activation of many of these vitamins.” Replenishing these essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is crucial if one wishes to recover from addiction at the cellular level. Achieving optimal health is also about getting the nutrients one needs and eliminating the anti-nutrients.

What exactly are nutrients and anti-nutrients? According to The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, “Nutrients are plant and animal sources providing macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat), micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants, probiotics), and fiber … Anti-Nutrients are food products that have no biological necessity. Though edible, these are not considered “food”: high fructose corn sweeteners, sugars, artificial sweeteners, highly processed and hydrogenated fats, refined flour products, preservatives, and additives.” These provide the basis for nutritious eating in recovery.

The Support Nutrition Offers for Building Other Life Skills

Ensuring that one receives good nutrition is a life skill. Yet, good nutrition also provides a foundation for the attainment of other life skills in recovery. Receiving proper nutrients also leads to a lower incidence of disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Good nutrition is essential in keeping current and future generations of Americans healthy across the lifespan … People with healthy eating patterns live longer and are at lower risk for serious health problems such as heart disease, type two diabetes, and obesity. For people with chronic diseases, healthy eating can help manage these conditions and prevent complications.”

Nutrition also ensures that individuals in recovery don’t fall into the trap of trying to self-medicate with alcohol or other substances due to nutrient deficiencies. Proper nutrition helps to eliminate the physical cravings one feels for alcohol and substances because it keeps one satisfied. Nutrients also protect against the mental cravings of addiction. A proper and nutritious diet can help reduce mental fog, stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms.

People in recovery with poor nutrition, on the other hand, often feel dissatisfied and look for something that is missing. Unfortunately, this invites the potential for relapse, and relapse is much more common than many people may think.

Helping to Prevent Relapse

According to the journal, Current Psychiatry Reports, “It has long been known that addictive disorders are chronic and relapsing in nature. Recent estimates from clinical treatment studies suggest that more than two-thirds of individuals relapse within weeks to months of initiating treatment.”

Also, “For 1-year outcomes across alcohol, nicotine, weight, and illicit drug abuse, studies show that more than 85% of individuals relapse and return to drug use within one year of treatment.” People need multi-faceted help to better avoid these relapses.

How Nutrition Life Skills Help Those in Recovery

Recovery is all about the “we,” never the “me.” It is important to get help when one is in recovery. Facing recovery alone is not only more difficult but also leads to higher rates of relapse. This help must also include help with food and eating choices. This is where we here at LifeSpring Home Nutrition and our medically tailored meals (MTM) with convenient home delivery at affordable prices can be so essential.

There are many life skills that one has to tackle in recovery. These include communication skills, occupational and/or academic skills, and social skills (just to name a few). Anywhere one can get help with life skills can make a big difference. By utilizing the services at LifeSpring Home Nutrition, one can ensure that they have the exact food with the essential nutrition they need right when they need it. This way they can focus on other important aspects of their recovery.

Offering Positive Recovery Support at LifeSpring Home Nutrition

Here at LifeSpring Home Nutrition, we know that recovery may be one of the most challenging things a person will ever go through. However, we also know it can be one of the most rewarding journeys a person will undertake.

That is why we make it our mission to help people in recovery with their food choices. We make it our mission to be part of the “we” side of their recovery. That way, people can continue to focus more closely on the essential “me” side. With our help, people can achieve sobriety more effortlessly, and, as a result, enjoy lifelong optimal health.

Nutrition is one of the most crucial factors in lasting recovery from substance misuse, abuse, and substance use disorder (SUD). Proper nutrients provide great support and can make it easier or harder for your recovery. Nutritional life skills can also be implemented alongside other life skills for individuals recovering from addiction. These can include time management, education, and communication. If you think you or someone you love can benefit from healthy, medically tailored meals (MTM) with convenient home delivery at affordable prices, we can help. For more information about balancing the emotional and physical aspects of eating and the wide range of healthy options provided by LifeSpring Home Nutrition, please call us at (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.