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.

Alcohol abuse may cause depression, but not the other way around…


According to a study recently published in the Archives of General Psychiatry alcohol abuse may cause depression, but not the other way around. Scientists at University of Otago’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences took data from a prospective cohort and applied it to three different statistical models. Overall, the findings suggested a casual relationship between the two, wherein chronic alcohol use led to depression. The researchers mentioned, however, that the findings were only “approximations to a more complex set of conditions.” The researchers went on to say that, “The underlying mechanisms that give rise to such an association are unclear… however, it has been proposed that this link may arise from genetic processes in which the use of alcohol acts to trigger genetic markers that increase the risk of major depression.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the findings in more depth:

To explore the issue, they examined data from the Christchurch Health and Development study, which followed 1,055 individuals born in New Zealand for 25 years from birth.

For the current analysis, participants were interviewed when they were 18, 21, and 25.

At 18, some 19.4% had alcohol problems and 18.2% had major depression.

The numbers were similar at age 21, when 22.4% had alcohol problems and 18.2% had major depression.

At the final assessment, 13.6% had alcohol problems and 13.8% had major depression.

Averaged across all ages, alcohol abuse or dependence was associated with nearly double the risk of major depression (OR 1.9, 95% CI 1.53 to 2.37, P<0.001), which was only partly attenuated by adjusting for confounders.

In an attempt to determine causality, the researchers tested three statistical models on the data:

* One in which both disorders increased risk of the other in a feedback loop
* One in which major depression caused alcohol problems
* One in which alcohol problems caused major depression

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

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply