It may not seem an obvious aid for someone trying to get over or recover from an alcohol or drug addiction, but at this time optimum nutrition is actually very important. A good diet can help substance abusers through the withdrawal period and can help the body to recover from some of the long term damage that has been done. Good nutrition is by no means a cure for addiction or the associated problems, but it can go a long way to assisting recovery and improve the likelihood of success. A nutritional therapist could help a recovering addict by tailoring a personalised nutrition plan based on the individual’s medical history, lifestyle, habits and patterns of addiction. In this way a qualified nutritional therapist can support someone who has struggled with addiction return to optimum health, ensuring they are providing their body with enough nutrients to promote the recovery process.