In the United States, over 16.6 million Americans have reported having a problem with alcohol.
Of that number, over 1.3 million sought help for their drinking problems through a recovery program.
Another 22.7 million Americans report having a drug addiction.
Heroin abuse has risen 400 percent in just the last few years.
The relapse rate of those suffering from substance abuse is high. In fact, there is only a 15 percent success rate in typical recovery programs.
Often cited as factors in both addiction and relapse are lifestyle, economic situation, and peer pressure. Yet, often overlooked is nutrition.
New studies show that a person’s diet can actually be a greater factor in alcohol and drug abuse. Why has this often been overlooked? How is diet and nutrition related to drug abuse and alcoholism?
Dr. Susanne's guest, Dr. Keith Kantor, created the NAMED Program to help increase success of withdrawal and decrease the number of relapses.
The NAMED Program creates healthy menus for those suffering from substance abuse and educates them so they don’t relapse.
Listen in as Dr. Kantor explains more about the NAMED Program, as well as the connection between diet and substance abuse.