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.

Certain painkillers are associated with chronic migraine

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According to a recent population-based study conducted by Marcelo E. Bigal, M.D., Ph.D., of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and colleagues some painkillers are linked to chronic migraine. According to the study overuse of barbiturate and opiate painkillers doubled the risk that episodic migraine would evolve into chronic migraine with a frequency of 15 days, a month, or more. However, triptans and over-the-counter drugs did not increase the likelihood of migraine. According to Dr. Bigal, the good news is that “…detoxification improves outcomes.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Three prior clinical studies had also suggested that opiates and triptans used for nonmigraine purposes, such as for bowel control or cluster headache, made migraine more likely to transform into the chronic form, he said.

And analgesic overuse — which occurs in more than 80% of patients with transformed migraine seen at headache clinics — has also been associated with likelihood that migraine would become chronic.

However, the specific classes of medicine and doses associated with this risk were unknown, Dr. Bigal said.

To get some insight into the issue, he and his colleagues surveyed a nationally representative sample of 120,000 households and found a total of 8,219 individuals who had a migraine in 2005 and completed a follow-up survey one year later.

They then modeled the probability that episodic migraine would transform into chronic migraine from one year to the next based on which and how frequently pain medications were used.

Among the 6,805 respondents who reported migraine on follow-up, 209 (2.5%) had transformed migraine.

Click here to read the entire article from Medpage Today

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