Nutrition in Addiction TreatmentSteven J Szydlowski1* and Peter P Amato2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Steven J Szydlowski
Department of Health Administration and Human Resources
University of Scranton
PA 18510, USA
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Received Date: April 18, 2017; Accepted Date: April 21, 2017; Published Date: April 26, 2017
Citation: Szydlowski SJ, Amato PP (2017) Nutrition in Addiction Treatment. J Tradit Med Clin Natur 6:218.
Copyright: © 2017 Szydlowski SJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Care planning for individuals in addiction recovery is often challenging given the complexity of the disease and the uniqueness to the individual with compounding factors impacting one’s health. Often times discharge planners and case managers design a care plan based on insurance coverage and available community resources such as structured support groups. As part of this planning, the research purpose of this study is to review the need and benefits of integrating nutritional support for individual in addiction recovery to support health and ongoing sobriety. The use of food and nutrition principles in the addiction and recovery industry are limited at best. The paper includes a comprehensive review of the existing literature as it relates to the benefits and uses of vitamins, minerals, eating patterns, and other lifestyle behaviors that can influence one’s ability to succeed in sustaining sobriety. Personal reflection and discussion on the existing literature is provided. Results conclude the systemic integration of nutritional support can have positive effects on addiction recovery.