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.

Childhood abuse increases the cost of healthcare later in life

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According to a recent study, childhood abuse increases the cost of healthcare later in life. According to Amy Bonomi, PhD, and colleagues, women who reported childhood abuse had an average of 35% higher costs of healthcare annually in their adult lives. Specifically, women who reported physical abuse had costs that were 22% and higher. Women who reported sexual abuse had costs that were 16% higher. “This study provides the strongest evidence to date about the impact of abuse well into adulthood,” Dr. Bonomi said. This study is different from previous studies in that it reports actual cost increases relative to childhood abuse in females. The follow is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today the reviews the study:

Dr. Bonomi and colleagues randomly selected women between 18 and 64 who had been members of the health plan for at least three years and conducted a telephone survey to discover the extent of abuse.

Of 6,321 women who were called, 3,333 completed the interview, gave consent for their health records to be used in the study, and met other inclusion criteria.

Their mean age was 47 and on average there was 7.4 years of data for each participant.

The telephone survey found that 34% of the women (1,128) reported at least one form of childhood abuse. Sexual abuse was reported by 671 women, physical abuse by 216, and both by 214.

Combining that information with recorded use of healthcare services, the researchers found that women who suffered both types of abuse were significantly more likely to use mental health services, emergency departments, hospital outpatient departments, pharmacy services, primary care services, and specialty care than were women with no history of abuse.

For instance, they were twice as likely to use mental health services and nearly twice as likely to visit an emergency department. The relative risks were 2.07 and 1.86, with 95% confidence intervals from 1.67 to 2.57 and from 1.47 to 2.35, respectively.

Click here to read the entire article from Medpage Today

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