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.

Adolescents who use alcohol or marijuana before the age of 15 increase chances for poor outcomes


According to a recent study published online in Psychological Science, adolescents who use alcohol or marijuana before the age of 15 are more likely to develop a pattern of substance abuse, obtain criminal convictions, experience academic failure, and obtain sexually transmitted diseases, before the age of 32. Many public health officials have debated whether drug use produces conduct disorder or whether conduct disorder causes drug use; according to Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D., of Duke University, “In fact, drugs are bad for kids…” Dr. Caspi’s long running study in New Zealand observed no history of conduct problems in adolescents who experienced illicit drugs before the age of fifteen; however, this group had the same risk for poor outcomes as those that had a history of conduct disorder. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings:

Dr. Caspi and colleagues have been following 1,037 participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which enrolled 91% of the children born between April 1972 and March 1973 in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The children were enrolled at age three and follow-up assessments were conducted when the cohort members were five, seven, nine, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 26, and 32. Almost all of the living study members (96%) took part in the assessment at age 32.

“We have history about these children from their birth,” Dr. Caspi said, “so we knowing an enormous amount about these kids up to the point they started using drugs” — mainly alcohol and cannabis.

That detailed information was combined with a statistical method called propensity matching — used to overcome the lack of randomization — to evaluate the risk of five negative outcomes at age 32: having a substance dependency, failing to finish school, acquiring herpes simplex, having a criminal conviction, and, in the case of females, being pregnant before the age of 21.

The researchers found that 17% of adolescents with a history of conduct problems were early drug users, compared with 9.1% of those with no such history. The odds ratio was 2.1, with a 95% confidence interval from 1.4 to 3.1.

On the other hand, 56 of the 114 early-exposed adolescents had no history of conduct problems.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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