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 Dependence: Physical and Spiritual Battle?

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Why it that despite the well-known negative effects of alcohol, people of faith still continue to over drink? Why is it that some Christians progress from occasional drinking or social drinking to the point that their drinking gets out of control? It is prevalent that many Christian’s are addicted to alcohol, many of whom have been influence by some of the studies in the past years that suggest alcohol has health benefits. Many of these people of faith consume alcohol as a medicine healer, only  find out later that a detrimental disease has been developing in their body.

The wisest man on earth, King Solomon, gave this advice, “Do not to gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. For in the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper (Proverbs 23:31).” His advice implies that there is no positive outcome from drinking alcohol. In my own personal experience, I haven’t seen anybody who became alcohol dependent that did not suffer in the long run from deterioration of their well-being. A person in the prime years of their life will not feel the effects that it is truly taking on their body. An individual in their prime may not feel or realize the effect in his or her body; that is why it is said, “it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.”

How then should a person overcome Alcohol Dependence before it is too late? Let me suggest the following steps:

1. Develop self-control. It has been guaranteed that we can have better lives in all aspect because of self-control. If you learn to control your impulses you can surely avoid taking excessive alcohol and eventually avoid associated stress caused by addiction to alcohol. You cannot develop self-control overnight. It’s quite a long process and can be developed in several ways. Self-control can give you the ability to make sound decisions in your life, which will lead you to live a much healthier and happier life. The Apostle Paul had his admonition to develop self-control, an implication of having a spirit-controlled life (Galatians 5:22). Therefore, developing self-control enables you to use your willpower that prevents you from indulging activities such as excessive alcohol drinking which will lead your life into alcohol dependency issues.

2. Accept that you have a problem. The reason many people are hooked into excessive drinking is that they think the consumption of alcohol is not bad in its entirety. Studies show that some family problems are rooted on alcohol dependence on behalf of either of the parents. Users don’t accept that drinking alcohol is sometimes just a way of running away from their real problem; they think drinking alcohol would make all of their problems disappear. What users don’t realize is that taking alcohol will worsen their situation. By accepting that you have a problem will lead you towards a path of freedom and peace.

3. Seek help. Don’t be too selfish and proud that you can handle your problem alone. You may seek help from those who have already gone through the process of overcoming their Alcohol Dependence problem; they are the ones who have the realistic experiences dealing with alcoholism. You may also seek some professional help. Don’t be afraid to consult a counselor who can guide you along the way.

4. Involve your family in the solution. In one way or another, your family has been affected by the problem. Family can be of great service.  It may be hard to confide in loved ones, but have the courage because in the end they will always support you. Above all, ask God for help. The bible says that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

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