Lesson 9: Food And Relapse Prevention - Slide  5

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Substance Abuse And Nutrition

  • Drug and alcohol abuse results in:
  • Physical damage to the body which reduces absorption of nutrients from food
  • Unbalanced lifestyle which results in irregular timing of meals and eating too much or too little
  • Food choices that do not provide the energy and substances your body needs for you to function well, think clearly, and look good

Pg. 32-35, Lawrence J. Epstein, Steve Mardon, 2007, “The Harvard Medical School Guide To A Good Night’s Sleep,” McGraw Hill, New York.Page 36, Sheila Laverty, 1997, “The Healing Power of Sleep, How to Achieve Restorative Sleep Naturally,” Simon and Schuster.

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