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.

Better Sleep Habits Improve Self-Control

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We face temptations every day, and often we cave to them. These temptations obviously range from minor negative choices such as eating a candy bar instead of getting something healthy or neglecting exercise, to real sins that are as harmful to our relationship with God as they are to our relationships with friends and family. Some struggle with temptation towards drugs, alcohol, or adultery.

To deal with these temptations we use self-control and our faith, but our understanding of self-control may be incorrect. We usually view self-control as something we either practice or don’t. Some assume we either have self-control or don’t. However, according to The Huffington Post, self-control may actually be a resource that can “be depleted and refilled over time.”

Imagine self-control as a gas tank, and when you run low, you are more likely to cave in to temptation. Too little self-control, and you are more likely to lie, cheat, relapse, or treat others poorly. How do we refill that gas tank? It turns out, the recent studies on self-control and unethical behavior show that sleep is one of the best ways to replenish self-control because self-control requires blood glucose as a fuel, which is regenerated during sleep.

Christopher M. Barnes and his colleagues have found that the average night of sleep (7-9 hours) is the best for managing self-control, and that losing as little as two hours of sleep leads to deviant behavior the next day. In other studies, researchers found that lack of sleep leads to eating less healthy and higher levels of interpersonally inappropriate behavior.

The best protection from temptation we can ask for is the word of the Lord, but we also rely on our own bodies and minds to keep us making the best decisions for a good Christian life. We’ve always known sleep is important for our health, but it may be better for our emotional and spiritual health than we ever imagined.

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