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Good nutrition in early recovery is essential, which is why we take care in preparing fresh, wholesome meals. Because substance dependence fundamentally changes eating patterns, we designed our menu to correct poor nutrition, malnutrition, and vitamin deficiency. Eating disorders are 11 times more likely to be seen in people with a substance use disorder, according to the Partnership to End Addiction.

Royal Life Centers at The Haven provides thoughtful nutrition, prepared fresh every day by our in-house private chef. Additionally, we have an always-open commercial kitchen with all of the snacks and beverages you could want. Part of our multi-disciplinary approach toward fostering a healthful, healing environment entails catering to all facets of wellness including nutrition.

Guests at Royal Life Centers enjoy three meals per day and have unrestricted access to a variety of snacks and beverages. Most people in early recovery will be drawn to sugar due to the dopaminergic effects, which we account for with healthy foods with natural sugar content, like fruit, and with some indulgences like ice cream and salty or sweet snacks.

When caught in the cycle of substance use disorder, many adopt unhealthy eating habits. In early recovery, guests are often completely devoid of the vitamins and nutrients essential to normal mental and bodily function. Our chef accounts for your body’s dietary needs during early recovery from addiction and will account for any restrictions you may have, for meals that make both you and your body happy.

Prolonged substance use often results in a series of digestive issues. Abuse of alcohol commonly results in vitamin and folic acid deficiency. Withdrawal from opioids typically involves diarrhea and vomiting, both of which can lead to dehydration. Stimulants like cocaine can often stifle appetite, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). With this in mind, we’re especially careful to avoid processed foods, empty carbohydrates, and foods high in sugar and caffeine. Instead, we incorporate complex carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, fibers, and vitamins into the recipes that we serve.

"Our kitchen staff works diligently to ensure that a well-rounded diet adds to guests' health while they are in our care."

According to the National Library of Medicine, a healthy and balanced diet can have many benefits. Specifically, repairing organ and tissue damage, increasing energy, improving mood and even reducing the risk of relapse. Our goal is to get guests on a sustainable dietary track. Following a suitable nutrition program that will help them learn and maintain healthy habits.

A well-developed culinary program that accommodates all dietary needs and restrictions is just one more way that we put guests first at Royal Life Centers. We are a full-service medical detox facility and treat dependence on alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine, and benzodiazepines. Our admissions staff is available 24 hours, 7 days a week at 877-732-6837 to answer any questions that you may have about our detox, dietary, or other programs.

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