Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on March 2, 2022
While using drugs and in recovery, a person’s body changes, and their weight may fluctuate. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for how your body adjusts to recovery. At Diamond House Detox, we’re pleased to offer individualized care and aftercare plans to help you with every facet of your recovery journey.
Why does drug use cause weight loss? Before entering recovery, someone who uses drugs or alcohol may lose weight for several reasons:
Though everyone's bodies are different, weight gain is possible when someone becomes sober. Weight gain during sobriety may occur for a few reasons:
How to Handle Weight Gain
Sobriety and weight gain do not always follow each other. Some people experience sobriety and weight loss. Someone who is in recovery from alcohol misuse, for example, may be consuming fewer calorie-dense drinks.
However, if you do experience more weight gain than you and your doctor feel is healthy, there are several things you can do:
Recovery can affect every area of your life, including your relationships and weight. At Diamond House Detox, we specialize in co-occurring disorders and provide the support you need. Clients enjoy private rooms, a chef, group therapy and other benefits that encourage success.
When you manage your recovery with Diamond House Detox, our team is there to help you every step of the way, with trained professionals to address your concerns in a tranquil, comfortable environment. Take a look at our programs today. If you're ready to start recovery but have questions, you can contact our friendly team for answers.