RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

12-steps of transformation

“I am so grateful I went to jail. I am thankful to God for sending me to jail. And I am thankful to my mother for being tough,” said Amie Smith, former convicted felon and drug addict. After being placed in prison, Amie’s life slowed down. She had nothing to do; certainly the thrills she was afforded outside of prison were no longer available to her. “The only focus in my life was to get high,” explained Amie.

While sitting quietly in her jail cell Amie began to read the Bible. Amie soon after became involved in a 12-step group wherein she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. 60 plus women found a new life in Christ as a result of the 12 step group led by a woman that, like her students, had come from a life of addiction. In fact, Tina Manhood was delivered from, not only addiction but, prostitution as well.

This is truly a remarkable story of recovery. Presently, Amie and Tina are working together to lead “Transformation Ministries of Osceola,” a ministry of First Baptist of Kissimmee Florida. Below is an excerpt of an article from the Florida Baptist witness with the details about the stories of these amazing women, authored by Barbara Denman:

Today, Smith, 38, and Mahood, 49, are joining forces to give hope to other women imprisoned by their own addictions and failures. The two women, both members of First Baptist Kissimmee, are laying the foundation for a 12-month residential program “Transformational Ministries of Osceola County,” under the auspices of the church’s Christian ministry center.

“Our mission is to provide a loving and Christian environment where women can receive God’s gift of salvation and be transformed by the renewing of the minds through the gospel,” said Smith, who will direct the program.

The ministry is greatly needed, said Mahood, who has gone back to college to receive her GED and become a certified addiction counselor. Currently when women are released from jail and prison, they have no place to go, she explained, even if they have accepted Christ. They have no jobs, no job skills and no place to live. They are forced to return to the only life they know, which can have deadly consequences..

Mahood tells the heartbreaking story of Pam, a young woman she led to Christ while in jail. “Once she was released, she had no place to go. While back on the streets, trying to make it on her own, she was later found dead, decapitated.” Others of the new believers have had their own struggles.

“They want to change,” Mahood said. “They are searching for hope, the hope we have inside us. But the fear of stepping out of the only life they know cripples them.”
Smith now looks back at her arrest through the eyes of faith. “I am so grateful I went to jail. I am thankful to God for sending me to jail. And I am thankful to my mother for being tough.”

Click here for the entire story from the Florida Baptist witness

Pastors, Chaplains and other church professionals are invited to attend “The Stewardship of Consciousness: Christian Desert Spirituality, Cognitive Therapy and the 12-Step Path,” a free Brookhaven Minister’s luncheon. The seminar will focus on aspects of 12-step recovery and will be presented by Clyde Glandon, DMin, LPC, on October 25th 2007 from 1145am to 1pm.

Click here to register for this free luncheon

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