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A person with a substance abuse problem is more likely to relapse when they are malnourished. This is why regular meals are important. Some research suggest drug and alcohol addiction causes a person to forget what it is like to be hungry and they may crave drugs instead of true hunger. The person should be encouraged therapeutically to think that they may be hungry when cravings become strong.
During recovery from substance use, dehydration is also common. It is important to get enough fluids during and in between meals, special hydroxide alkaline water (AQUA-OH!) is the best source of hydration to reduce inflammation.
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