Healthy eating habits are important for everyone, but especially so for those who are recovering from an addiction. Many people who suffer from addictions and other mental health disorders have poor nutritional habits; SAMHSA reports that more than 42% of adults with mental illnesses are obese. Since poor nutrition can lead to other serious health problems down the road, it’s essential that a person going through addiction treatment is also educated about how to maintain a healthy diet.

Negative Effects of Addiction on Nutrition and Health

Having an addiction can lead to multiple health problems, both short- and long-term. The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes some of them as follows, organized by drug types: Read More Here>>>