It would seem like a no-brainer that the foods you eat can affect your mood. It might also seem obvious that someone with a drug or alcohol problem would be the first to understand how substances they put into their body can affect their mental and physical health — but that isn’t always the case when it comes to healthy food and nutrition. Many people enter rehab with little to no knowledge about proper nutrition and how important it is to the treatment and recovery process.
Therefore, one of the most important components to look for in any prospective drug or alcohol rehab program should be the meal plans they offer and the foods they include in their daily menu. Here are some tips about nutrition during early recovery, as well as a sample rehab meal plan. more
Throwback Thursday MHMB (Mental Health Music Break)
Heather Locklear shared a message about recovery as she paid tribute to a friend who seemingly lost his battle with addiction.
“Addiction is ferocious and will try to take you down. Recovery is the best revenge,” the 56-year-old Melrose Place alum wrote on Wednesday, September 19, via Instagram. “Be kind to everyone you meet, your light just might change their path.”
She added: “Rest in Peace Beautiful Josh. You touched my [heart].” more
“My biggest motivator is to pass that gift of hope and possibility on to others,” says one Minnesota Recovery Corps volunteer.
Minnesota is piloting a new program that’s harnessing the “people power” of AmeriCorps to support local addiction-recovery efforts.
Minnesota Recovery Corps (MRC), an offshoot of AmeriCorps, was launched in 2018. MRC volunteers (or “recovery navigators”) are deployed throughout the Twin Cities to help people who are new to addiction-recovery. more