Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 30th January 2023 | All Sources

Food and nutrition plays a vital role in our bodies and brains ability to function.

The vitamins, food groups and nutrients we consume protect us against various health problems and enhance our body’s immune system.

Yet, many individuals will often neglect food and nutrition, especially when an addiction, mental health disorder or eating disorder is present in their lives.

Sadly, when food and nutrition are neglected, various health complications can arise.  Neglecting food and nutrition can also cause individuals to become extraordinarily underweight or obese.

At Cassiobury Court, we understand the importance of food and nutrition.  As a result, we provide food and nutrition addiction rehab to individuals that have found themselves struggling with an addiction, eating disorder or mental health disorder.

If you are struggling with an addiction, mental health disorder or eating disorder and feel ready to attend a rehab that can support you in various aspects of your recovery, we would encourage you to contact us today.

Likewise, if you are concerned about a loved one’s health and well-being, we welcome you to call us to determine how food and nutrition play a large role in their recovery.  We can also help you understand the various treatments that are available at our private rehab centre.


Why Is Food and Nutrition Addiction Treatment Required?

At Cassiobury Court, over the years, we have found that the majority of the individuals that attend our residential rehabilitation centre have sadly neglected their nutritional requirements as a result of their drug or alcohol addiction, mental health disorder or eating disorder.

Regrettably, as touched on above, deficiencies in essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients can lead to a plethora of long-term health problems over a prolonged period of time.

With this in mind, our residential rehabilitation programme ensures our clients receive enough essential nutrients in their diet during their stay to allow their bodies to replenish crucial nutrients which were previously neglected.


What Are The Health Problems Associated With Food and Nutrition Neglect?

Across the United Kingdom, only 31% of adults meet the recommended food and nutrition guidelines that Public Health England has set out. Sadly, this means that a large proportion of the Great British public is at risk of various health complications associated with food and nutrition neglect.

Although considering the recommended food and nutrition guidelines when struggling with an addiction or eating disorder is not thought to be a priority, they must be acknowledged if health complications are to be mitigated.

Below, we have listed just a number of health problems associated with food and nutrition neglect.

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • High blood pressure
  • Risk of stroke
  • Feeling lethargic
  • Lack of energy
  • Impaired immune system

If you have begun to experience any of the above illnesses alongside an addiction, eating disorder, or mental health disorder, taking advantage of our food and nutrition treatment can help you alleviate any health complications.


What Food and Nutrition Treatment Is Available At Cassiobury Court?

At Cassiobury Court, our food and nutrition treatment focuses on educating our clients on the importance of a good diet.  Our treatment also provides insight into the health complications that come hand-in-hand with poor nutrition and the overall impact they have on an individual’s life.

If, for example, you attend our rehab for addiction treatment, we will assess your physical health and determine how your diet has become impaired. In doing so, our catering team will provide you with the food and nutrition treatment you need to replenish your health and ensure that you consume the recommended nutrients.

If you are sadly struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia or binge eating disorder, our food and nutrition treatment will essentially help you navigate your relationship with food, educate you on the importance of eating certain food groups and ensure that you have support with regards to food and meal planning.

In addition to providing food and nutrition treatment to our clients within our rehab centre, we further ensure that all of our clients have the tools that they need to maintain a balanced diet upon completing a rehabilitation programme.

As you complete your treatment programme with us, we will provide you with an aftercare support plan that will outline how you can continue to recover from your addiction or mental health disorder at home.

This plan will delve into the food and nutrition you should consume on a daily basis.  While you may not believe that this is necessary, our aftercare support has helped many individuals maintain their overall physical and psychological well-being.


Why Is Good Nutrition Essential For A Long-Term Recovery?

As you turn your thoughts to the current state of your food and nutrition intake, you may find yourself wondering why good nutrition is essential for a long-term recovery.

If this resonates with you, you are not alone.  Across the world, many individuals are unsure of why good nutrition benefits them in the long run.

One of the many reasons that good nutrition is essential for a long-term recovery is that nutrition can essentially enhance your state of mind and mental health.  A positive state of mental health is necessary for a long-term and successful recovery from addiction.

It should be noted that poor nutrition may well be the psychological impetus that tips a recovered addict back into their addiction.  Considering this, ensuring that you obtain the education you need regarding good nutrition is an essential objective of any well thought out rehabilitation programme.


Contact Us To Discuss Food And Nutrition Addiction Treatment Today

At Cassiobury Court, we employ a consultant nutritionist who is on hand to educate our clients on the importance of nutrition and how to eat healthily for life.

If you would like to know more about the nutritional programme offered at Cassiobury Court, call today on 01923 369 161 and a member of staff will advise you further.

Please note that our catering team is able to meet any of your specific nutritional requirements during your stay at our centre.

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 30th January 2023

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.