Nutrition and Addiction Treatment – The Spirit Lodge Approach
Alcohol and drug abuse takes a toll. At Spirit Lodge, we see it daily. Guests arrive drained emotionally, spiritually and physically after years of abuse and the disease of addiction. As we begin rebuilding their lives we also start to restore their mental health and equally as important, their physical health. It is, in part, this commitment to holistic rehabilitation that sets Spirit Lodge apart from other addiction treatment centers.
Guests at the Spirit Lodge begin their treatment with an assessment by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including members trained in the fields of dietetics and nutritional counseling. A profile of the current nutritional situation is developed so that so that a course of action can be created to address the individual’s specific needs throughout treatment—from detox, through inpatient and after discharge. It is during this initial nutritional assessment into rehab that special dietary requirements should be discussed so that the staff and our chefs are aware.
Following the initial assessment, guests will immediately begin a regiment of our proprietary nutritional supplement, Sober-Ease. Developed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jason Powers, this remarkable blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs is formulated to safely and naturally ease alcohol withdrawal or drug withdrawal while helping the body begin to restore its natural balance. The Daytime and Nighttime formulas provide a clinically-developed mix of nutrients, essential to achieving and maintaining proper physical and mental health.
We have identified some of the most important vitamins, minerals and nutrients for establishing and maintaining proper physical and mental health during addiction recovery. For a list key nutrients for addiction treatment and recovery, click here.
Recovery and Eating Healthy
Our approach to proper nutrition health goes beyond counseling, supplementation and education. We believe that food can play a vital role in achieving and maintaining sobriety. We know that as guests begin to feel better about themselves and the influence of drugs fades from their system, enjoying quality food becomes an important part of living clean and sober. It’s really simple—the better our clients take care of their physical health, the better they feel and the more positive sobriety becomes. That’s why we have renowned chefs preparing all our meals from the finest, freshest ingredients. These specially prepared dishes allow guests to enjoy four star dining as they begin to understand that nutritious food can be delicious as well. We don’t consider outstanding dining to be a luxury; it is a critical part of establishing a healthy foundation for sustained sobriety.
Gourmet Cooking Classes for Addiction Treatment
At Spirit Lodge we go beyond personalized nutritional therapy and providing gourmet dining for our guests in treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse. We provide gourmet cooking classes as part of our holistic treatment approach. These popular classes are an important part of therapy. Learn more about Gourmet Cooking Classes for Addiction Treatment.
Spirit Lodge provided unmatched holistic addiction treatment for guests from around the world, particularly from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, New York, Florida and New Mexico.