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.

Can a Cough Syrup Ingredient Help Treat Down Syndrome?

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Could cough syrup really help treat Down Syndrome patients? Researchers at Monash University seem to think so. Specifically, they believe a key ingredient in most cough syrups, called BTD-001, could help people with Down Syndrome improve their memory, language, and learning abilities.

The lead on the study, Associate Professor Bob Davis, cited BTD-001’s history as an ingredient in medicines used to treat dementia sufferers in the 1950’s and 60’s as the inspiration for the study.

He told the Christian Post, “People with dementia seemed to improve their memory and … cognitive ability, so the ability to think. At that stage the medication had been shown to be safe and while there were some small studies indicating that it seemed to work, it didn’t have the large drug trials that are required nowadays.”

Davis says that BTD-001 improves the conductivity in people’s brains, while a US research foundation discovered that people with Down Syndrome have less conductivity in their nerves. Davis believes BTD-001’s improvement in conductivity could help Down Syndrome patients’s issues.

Don’t get too excited however. According to ABC, Catherine McAlpine, head of Down Syndrome Australia, urged caution. It is far too early to tell if there is much validity to Davis’ claims, and there “are very few research project into helping people with Down Syndrome,” said McAlpine. What testing is done focuses on prenatal testing, which has its own unique issues.

McApline said, “”Clearly, if we can do things that help people with Down Syndrome be more independent, then that’s a good thing for everyone. But it can be a little bit complicated when we are talking about quality of life and increased cognition being one and the same because they’re not the same thing.”

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