Christian Anorexia Treatment
Everybody faces difficult times. When you struggle with an eating disorder, it’s common for life to seem empty and not worth living. It’s easy to lose faith and feel that God has abandoned you. Many individuals with eating disorders seek help only to find themselves in a vicious cycle of recovery and relapse. Sometimes recovery requires something more. That’s why we’ve created a program designed to not only strengthen your mind and body, but also strengthen your relationship with God.
At Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery program, we understand that getting help for anorexia can sometimes feel impossible. Many programs can provide treatment for your eating disorder, but they may fail to acknowledge your deeper, spiritual needs. Along with offering you advanced anorexia treatment, RENEWAL incorporates your faith into your recovery process. Our faith-based approach provides a compassionate atmosphere that helps patients and their families find their way to healthier, happier lives.
The PATHWAY program for Eating Disorders Treatment works conjointly with the resources available in the RENEWAL program to incorporate a Christian spiritual component into the therapeutic process. By bringing together the physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitian and RENEWAL Chaplains the program can offer the best opportunity for creating positive and lasting change.
Anorexia nervosa, often known simply as anorexia, is an eating disorder characterized by the restriction of food and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Behaviors like calorie counting and dieting can quickly spiral out of control. Anorexia, if left untreated, is life-threatening. For individuals suffering from anorexia, life can seem utterly hopeless. But help is available.
Anorexics limit their intake of calories at all costs. They often adopt an extremely restrictive diet and skip meals. Other ways they limit their caloric intake include:
- Laxative Abuse
- Insulin Abuse
- Excessive Exercise
If you or someone you love is suffering from anorexia nervosa, the first step is to acknowledge the condition. Individuals exhibiting the following symptoms might be suffering from anorexia:
- Weight loss with no known medical illness
- Ritualistic eating habits
- Excessive exercise
- Eating low to no-fat and low-calorie foods
- Sufferer says he or she is fat, even when this is obviously untrue
About the RENEWAL program
Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program provides an integrated approach for individuals seeking treatment of eating disorders as well as people with a “dual diagnosis” based on meeting the spiritual and psychological needs of the person within a comprehensive, results-oriented treatment program.
The program begins with a spiritual assessment which allows us to help you identify the issues which are barriers to your satisfying relationship with God and enable you to incorporate a spiritual dimension into the recovery process and your life after Brookhaven.
At Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL program, we understand that sometimes medical treatment isn’t enough. We provide comprehensive, faith-based care designed to treat the whole person. In addition to the full behavioral treatment program at Brookhaven Hospital, we offer the following spiritual services:
- Daily devotional and chapel services
- Evening bible study
- Christian counseling
- Devotion and prayer time
- Topical bible study
- Pastoral guidance
- Weekend worship services
The Experience of Past Patients
Our 2011 study found that 87% of patients surveyed would recommend Brookhaven Hospital based on the RENEWAL program. 88% felt that the staff was available to help them meet their spiritual needs.
In the words of one patient, “The RENEWAL program has helped me refocus my life and reminded me about the things that really matter.”
Christian Treatment Programs
When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than just yourself. You’re part of a powerful support system based on professional medical care, compassionate understanding and years of proven experience.
Each person involved in the RENEWAL program will receive biblically-based guidance and support from other Christians. The RENEWAL program brings together a highly professional behavioral health team and devoted hospital chaplains to assist you to create a mind, body and spiritual recovery.
Hope is on the horizon. Anorexia treatment requires a nurturing, healthy environment. Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL program is designed to revitalize you, and give you the strength you need to stay healthy for a lifetime.
Life changing results are possible! Call 888-298-4673 or request a free assessment today. The call will be kept strictly confidential.