Will Food and Drug Allergies Interfere with Rehab?

Will Food and Drug Allergies Interfere with Rehab?

Egg allergies prevent millions of people from getting vaccinated against diseases like the flu

As awareness of food and drug allergies has increased in recent years, many California residents have found that certain healthcare institutions, including hospitals and rehab facilities, are unprepared to accommodate some patient’s needs. Whether as a result of several decades of chemical manipulation of the world’s food supplies, or simply as the result of increased cultural awareness and social media fixation, millions of people have become highly sensitive to food and medicine in the following ways:

  • Egg allergies prevent millions of people from getting vaccinated against diseases like the flu
  • Gluten intolerance, relatively unheard of a decade ago, has become common among people who were raised on processed foods
  • Celiac disease, Krohn’s and other digestive diseases have become more common than ever
  • Possibly due to over-prescription, millions of people are allergic to penicillin and other drugs that are incredibly helpful

The list continues for reasons that people pay attention to their food intake. Millions of people are highly sensitive to food additives, so they live at a heightened states of vigilance when it comes to what they place into their bodies. Some people notice that, when they avoid certain types of food or drug, they feel healthier, sleep better, feel more motivated and get sick less often. Interestingly enough, an increasing number of people who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol use their food sensitivities as a reason to avoid rehab. While it is true that not all rehab programs are prepared to deal with every kind of food or drug allergy, the idea that a California resident might avoid treatment because of these issues is troubling indeed.

How Is Intoxication Similar to an Allergic Reaction?

There are ways in which the effects of excessive alcohol consumption or recreational drug use mirror allergic reactions. Most allergies are the result of the body’s inability to defend itself against the presence of certain substances. Whether the substances are cat dander, dairy products or processed wheat, the bodies of some California resident’s simply lose their ability to process chemicals. The results of ingesting these chemicals include rashes, diarrhea, nausea, headaches and dizziness, among many others. The body similarly metabolizes and filters alcohol and other substances through the liver and kidneys. When a quantity of these substances is introduced that is greater than the body can process, the result is that these toxins spill into the bloodstream, which causes the euphoria and sickness associated with getting drunk or high. Simply understood, the process of addiction recovery is, in many ways, very similar to the process of identifying and correcting an allergy problem. The difference is that drugs and alcohol also create a powerful psychological dependence that only comprehensive counseling and skill development can overcome.

Rehab Programs for California Drug Addicts with Food and Drug Allergies

If you or a California loved one needs help overcoming a dependence on drugs or alcohol, there is no reason for a food sensitivity or allergy to prevent you from getting the treatment you need. Fortunately, not all addiction recovery programs are the same. Our staff can help you find a treatment facility that is specially designed to accommodate your allergies and sensitivities in the following ways:

  • Gluten-free menus
  • Vegetarian or vegan diet sensitivities
  • Drug allergy awareness and interaction prevention
  • Health and resistance building programs including yoga, meditation and etc.
  • Exercise programs
  • Carefully administered allergy medication when needed

In fact, many allergy-sensitive rehab programs allow you to focus all of your energy and attention on the healing process instead of worrying about what you are going to eat.

Find Treatment for a Californian’s Unique Recovery Needs

Do not let concerns about food or drug allergies keep you from getting the help you need. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline right now for immediate assistance finding the best, allergy-sensitive recovery program for your specific needs. Imagine yourself healthy and addiction free, and call now to make that dream a reality.

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