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.

Antidepressant use has increased sharply over the last ten years


According to a study recently published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, psychotherapy has decreased and antidepressant use has increased sharply over the last ten years. The study found that from 1996 to 2005 the number of American’s using antidepressants went from 13.3 million to 27 million. Mark Olfson, MD, MPH, of Columbia University in New York City, and Steven C. Marcus, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, authors of the study, relayed more specifically individuals in the United States taking antidepressants almost doubled, from 5.84% (95% CI 5.47% to 6.23%) in 1996 to 10.12% (95% CI 9.58% to 10.69%) in 2005. “These trends vividly illustrate the extent to which antidepressant treatment has gained acceptance in the U.S. and the growing emphasis on pharmacologic rather than psychological aspects of care,” Olfson and Marcus wrote.

Upon casual observation, it would appear that other possibilities are present. Perhaps those taking antidepressants are not as likely to seek psychotherapy with the same frequency as those not taking antidepressants due to a decrease in symptoms. Another observation: It seems that the promotion of antidepressants by major pharmaceutical companies is something that has emerged in greater frequency during the last ten years. The targeting of middle-class, blue-collar workers with insurance who can “ask their doctor about xyz drug” is big business. So then, it could be, in part, due to the success of increased marketing of antidepressant drugs. Click here to read an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more.

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