The Role of Nutrition in Recovery

Proper nutrition is a vital component of the recovery process. Substance abuse often leads to poor dietary habits, which can negatively affect overall health, energy levels, and mental well-being. Corrie and her team focus on removing guilt and shame from food choices, promoting food neutrality, and encouraging gratitude for the body’s resilience. This positive and inclusive approach helps clients rebuild their relationship with food and their bodies.

There’s no need for guilt or shame. We focus on adding nourishing foods to their diets rather than taking away. It’s about learning to listen to what your body needs and appreciating the role nutrition plays in recovery.

Corrie Thomas, MS, RD, LD/N

Services Offered

Our nutrition program offers a variety of services tailored to meet the needs of each client:

Initial Assessment and Personalized Nutrition Plans
We begin with a comprehensive nutrition screen and assessment to understand each client’s unique needs and goals.

Individual Consultations
Ongoing support through one-on-one sessions, helping clients develop and maintain healthy eating habits.

Group Lectures and Interactive Sessions
Educational sessions on nutrition basics, intuitive eating, and mindful eating practices.

Holistic Health Strategies
Incorporating aspects such as sleep, hydration, digestion, and body movement to support overall well-being.

Integration with Treatment

Nutrition services are integrated across all levels of care at The Blanchard Institute, from PHP to Recovery Management. Our team works closely with medical and clinical staff to ensure that each client’s nutritional needs are met throughout their treatment journey. Whether it’s addressing specific issues that can be associated with addiction like chronic constipation or helping clients learn how to grocery shop on a budget, our nutrition team is there to support every step of the way.

A Holistic Approach

At The Blanchard Institute, we believe in a holistic approach to recovery. Nutrition is a key pillar of this approach, helping clients to restore their physical health and improve their mental well-being. By focusing on intuitive eating and mindfulness, we empower clients to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

If you or a loved one is seeking a comprehensive treatment program that includes specialized nutrition services, contact The Blanchard Institute today to learn more about how we can support your recovery journey.

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