For those in recovery from drug addiction, a poor diet can be a recipe for relapse. But a new program at Boston Medical Center aims to help patients cook their way to better health.
The hospital for years has offered cooking classes tailored to specific medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and it runs a food pantry for low-income patients who are prescribed fresh food as part of their treatment. The newest class is “Cooking for Recovery” and is part of a growing trend toward treating addiction toward taking a more comprehensive approach to treating addiction.
The program’s director says recovery isn’t just about stopping alcohol or drug use, it’s about returning to wellness and nutrition plays a big role.