Nutrition in Recovery: The Role of the Dietitian in Addiction Treatment 2015

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist David A. Wiss shares his life work thus far. Learn how nutrition is linked to addiction recovery and what can be done to improve recovery outcomes. Nutrition in Recovery is here to change the game! Nutrition in Recovery

1. Discuss the impact of addictive substances on nutritional status and links to chronic disease
2. Explore disordered and dysfunctional eating patterns in addicted populations
3. Propose nutrition therapy guidelines for specific substances and for poly-substance abuse
1. Background
2. Food and Mood
3. Substance Use Disorders
4. Food Addiction
5. Disordered Eating
6. Hormones
7. Nutrition Therapy
8. Conclusions
“The most substantial health burden arising from drug addiction lies not in the direct effects of intoxication but in the secondary effects on physical health.”
“Given that weight gain following abstinence from drugs is a source of major personal suffering, there is a pressing need for a more detailed understanding of the effects of drug addiction on dietary intake.”
“Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.”
“It Is Not Enough To Stare Up The Steps; We Must Step Up The Stairs”

David Wiss, MS, RDN is the founder of Nutrition in Recovery, which specializes in: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Body Image, and General Wellness. Mr. Wiss works closely with individuals to help them revolutionize their relationship with food and has shared his expertise with numerous eating disorder and addiction facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. David is a nationally recognized expert in nutrition for addiction and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Public Health from UCLA.

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