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.

Connection between cannabis and liver fibrosis among those that have chronic hepatitis C

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Researches have found a connection between cannabis and liver fibrosis among those that have chronic hepatitis C. The study was published in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Norah Terrault, M.D., and colleagues, studied 204 patients with chronic HCV from 2001 through 2004. Of the participants, the median age was 46.8, most were male (69.1%), and the major cause of infection with HCV was drug use with needles (70.1% of the cases). The practical message that the study conveys is that physicians should counsel those with HCV to abstain from use of marijuana. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Participants were mostly male (69.1%) and their median age was 46.8. The source of the HCV infection was presumed to be injection drug use in 70.1% of cases.

The primary outcome of the study was fibrosis score, assessed by biopsy, and the main predictor that the researchers evaluated was use of cannabis.

They found that 13.7% of the participants used the drug daily during the 12 months before entering the study, 45.1% used it occasionally, and 41.2% never used it. For the risk analyses, cannabis use was broken into daily and non-daily use.

They also found that 27.5% of volunteers had a fibrosis stage of F0, 55.4% had mild fibrosis (stages F1 or F2), and 17.2% had moderate to severe fibrosis (stages F3 through F6).

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