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.

A story of recovery


Stories of recovery are powerful because they lend hope to those that may be in similar situations and are displays of God’s grace and love. Vera Crowl is one woman who had a seemingly promising future as a college graduate hopeful during the 1970’s. However, due to a series of ill-advised choices, she dropped out of school and began a struggle with a thirty-year addiction, which eventually led to a five-year period of homelessness. However, Vera found hope in the way of treatment, a new network of supportive friends, and through the church community. Now Vera’s life is completely different. Among her many accomplishments, the now married Vera Crowl has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Dayton. Vera relayed the joy of her graduation saying, “A lot of my professors were there and they came down out of the stands when I came down to the front… It was like this little commotion. There was so much love and they were so proud of me.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Palladium that discusses her transformation:

Vera graduated from high school with plans to study theater and music in college.

She enrolled at Southeast Missouri State College in 1971, which later attained university status while she was enrolled there.

“Nothing worked out,” Vera said. “I drank and drugged my way through college the first time. I thought it was fun, and it was just ruining everything. And I was letting it.”

Her first exposure to alcohol was actually years earlier while she was still in high school. It was then she first got drunk, although at the time she didn’t understand the consequences.

“My mother knew it when I came in,” Vera said. “And she walked up to me the next morning in the kitchen and very quietly said, ‘You don’t ever need to drink like that again.’

“I knew she was right because I felt horrible. I had a hideous hangover. I was 16, so that just felt like I was dying. But by the time I drank again, it was just fun with friends and I didn’t think about any of that.”

Instead, she carried on at college and earned 70-plus college credits before dropping out.

“In college the first time it was just a big party,” she said. “I didn’t have any trouble with the law, except I was probably carrying around illegal substances most of the time.

“I had pretty much no external consequences. The consequences were happening, but they were happening inside me and I didn’t realize it.”

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