A recipe for recovery

Posted by on 16 April 2012 | 1 Comments

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Laura has been the chef at Brook Drive residential detoxification service for 12 years. She explains some of the reasons why good nutrition can help service users with their recovery from alcohol and drug dependence.

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"Service users can arrive with us very underweight because they haven't been eating properly - often for years. It's so important to offer good nutrition, to help service users put on weight. This can help with their detoxification programme.

"Good nutrition has been missing from many service users' lives for so long. We offer home-cooked, fresh meat and vegetables. We cook everything here on site at Brook Drive, a great mixture of dishes from spaghetti carbonara to jollof rice and jerk pork, from goat curry, rice, peas and dumplings to pasta in tomato and basil sauce."

"And everyone is always welcome to come to the kitchen and help out - so they can learn how to cook a few nutritional dishes for when they leave Brook Drive. I can also give good tips on what to look for when buying fresh produce, such as meat and fish."

 For more information about alcohol and drug detoxification at Equinox, please contact us.

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  • I was a resident at Brookdrive twice and the staff including Laura were fantastic, professional and very supportive I owe my life to there professionalism and compassion from my addiction from alcohol and drug addiction. I am now 3 years and 4 months clean and sober but for the grace of God I am a member of AA and my life is a million miles away from what it once was. I relocated to Dorset I am on in a loving relationship and on my 3rd at college studying to be a plumber and currently employed as a plumbers mate. I would like to thank each and everyone of the staff and would love to come back and do a main share for you I would be honoured and it would be a privailage to share my experience strength and hope yours sincerely John Barry. 07507 625126

    Posted by John barry, 24/08/2012 12:03am (5 years ago)

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