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.

Binge Eating: Overweight Christians

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Binge eating can be a real problem.  Understanding what it is, how it affects your overall health and what God says about it is important.  Being able to control your eating can be helpful in many areas of your life besides making sure you are a healthy person over all.

Binge eating is when we keep eating instead of stopping when we are full or when we know we have really eaten enough food.  The problem Christians have is that we believe since we have “pitch-in’s” and various other meals at church, at various gatherings where we perceive that we have permission to overeat due to abundance of food and the high level of social involvement.  But, we don’t and we still need to watch what we eat.   We still have to be responsible when we are at the meals offered at church.  There will be a variety of food, but that doesn’t mean we need to go crazy when we see it.  But that also doesn’t mean you have to stay clear of the dessert table either – it is all about moderation.

Proverbs 30:21-22 say, “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: 22- a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat.”  When you have plenty to eat you tend to overeat and even eat when you aren’t thinking about it. Now watch the kind of food you are eating.  This is also where the problem lies.

When you are too full you are unable to get the necessary rest you need because you are uncomfortable.  Ecclesiastes 5:12 says, “The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.” (NIV)

There are many ways to go about working with this problem.  The first thing is to make sure you have a well balanced diet. But it is more than just eating healthy foods; it is about eating the right amounts of the right foods.  You don’t need to completely ignore the sweets, but eat them in moderation and watch the time of day you eat them as well.  Watch your caffeine intake as well.  It is also a good idea to make sure you get exercise on a regular basis.  Getting the right amount of rest is important in order to help your metabolism work right so you will burn the necessary calories. Not getting enough or too much sleep can affect you as well when it comes to your eating habits.

When you watch what you eat, how much of it you eat, include exercise along with making sure you get the right amount of rest, you will feel better about yourself and you will not want to binge eat, which will keep you from being an overweight Christian and help you to be able to be the person God wants you to be.

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