woman experiencing the nutritional whammy of addiction

The Nutritional Whammy of Addiction

It’s likely not too surprising that years of substance use can take a nutritional toll on the body. That’s because both alcohol and drugs can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which threaten physical and mental health, damage vital organs and the nervous system, and compromise the immune system. For instance, research shows that alcoholics can…

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Strawberries Top Dirty Dozen List

Succulent strawberries may seem like the perfect summertime treat –  these berries are loaded with vitamin C (which is known to be helpful in the detoxification process of withdrawal) and they’ll surely satisfy any sweet craving! Unfortunately, however, they’ve also just reached the number-one spot on the “Dirty Dozen,” or rankings released by the Environmental…

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Spring Renewal at Red Oak Recovery

It is March, and staff and clients here at Red Oak Recovery are busy preparing for the growing season ahead. Garden chores, mending the chicken coops, and clearing out debris that has accumulated in the orchard will keep us outside enjoying the sun’s warmth and breathing in the fresh North Carolina air. Cultivating New Growth Growing…

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Culinary Arts Benefit Clients During Active & Post Rehab Process

At Red Oak Recovery, clients embrace gardening, cooking and eating as key parts of their recovery program. Nutrition plays an integral role in physical and emotional healing, and residents discover this by growing and harvesting their food, taking culinary classes, and making nutritional lifestyle changes that give them energy and stamina for their sobriety journey.…

holiday eating in balance for recovery

Tips To Keep Your Holiday Eating In Balance

If you are a young adult in recovery from disordered eating, you may be wary of the approaching holiday celebrations. How will you be able to face the abundance of food and drink? How will you cope with the scrutiny of concerned relatives? How will you resist slipping back into unhealthy behaviors? Use These 5…

nutrition and addiction and how it helps with recovery

Nutrition and Addiction: Caring For Your Body During Rehab

Substance addiction can damage both the mind and body. Intensive outpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs clients heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Detoxification and cognitive-behavior therapy help purge the body of substances and the mind of negative thoughts that cause destruction. As you’re “unloading” what’s weighing you down, you’ll also need to think about replenishing…