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.

College students who use drugs prescribed for someone else are more likely to abuse other drugs


A recent study published in the March issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine reported that college students who used drugs prescribed for someone else in one of four categories were more likely to abuse other drugs than those that had not. According to the findings students had a 6.5-fold increase in the likelihood of abusing other drugs if they had used nonprescribed sedatives, opioids, stimulants or sleeping drugs. According to Esteban McCabe, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, “Clearly… appropriate diagnosis, treatment, and therapeutic monitoring of college students who are receiving abusable prescription medications is crucial, not only to improve clinical outcomes but also to help prevent the abuse of these medications within a population that is largely responsible for its own medication management.” Additionally, those students that claimed they used the nonprescribed drugs for medical and nonmedical uses were assessed to have five times the likelihood of positive screening for other drugs. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

There is also mounting evidence that nonmedical use of prescription drugs by college students is associated with abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs, he said.

Despite this evidence, there is a dearth of studies that assess drug abuse as a function of medical and nonmedical use of prescription medications, according to Dr. McCabe.

So he conducted an Internet survey of the undergraduate population of a large Midwestern university; 3,639 students, a 68% response rate, participated. Mean age was 19.9 and 53.6% were female. The respondents were 67.4% white, 12.1% Asian, 6% black, 4.2% Hispanic, and 10.2% other ethnicity.

Screening for probable drug abuse was assessed using the Drug Abuse Screening Test, Short Form. Participants who responded positively on at least three of the 10 items were considered to have had a positive screening result.

Lifetime use of at least one of the four classes of prescription drugs was distributed as follows:

* Never used one of the drugs: 40.1%
* Used only with a prescription: 39.7%
* Used both with a prescription and without: 15.8%
* Used only without a prescription: 4.4%

Click here to read the entire article from Medpage Today

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