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.

Eating disorders: Reevaluating the disease

The onset of eating disorders “usually” comes in the late teens or early twenties; however, this does not mean that eating disorders automatically dissipate thereafter. According to patient stats from eating disorder clinics across the US, older women are increasingly seeking help with eating disorders as well. According to Park Nicollet Health Services, an eating disorder clinic in the suburbs of St. Louis, during the first six months of this year they saw nearly 500 patients 38 and older; in 2003, the same clinic saw 43 patients over the age of 38 for eating disorders. There are many speculations about why the typical age for treatment of eating disorder patients is rising. Baby boomers are getting older, an image conscious crowd bombarded by “perfect” body images in the media. Another possible reason is an increased awareness about eating disorders. One thing is certain; just because eating disorders develop in late teens and early twenties does not mean that they are no longer an issue after the age of thirty. For many women, struggling with an eating disorder is a life-time event. For others, eating disorders resurface due to mid-life crisis, marital issues, family death, etc. The good news is that there are a growing number of eating disorder clinics which are gearing their services toward accommodating more mature patients with eating disorders. The following is an excerpt from an CNN article that discusses this phenomenon:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — Kelli Smith was nervous as she walked into the treatment center, seeking help at last for her anorexia. Looking around at the other patients, she was struck by how young they seemed. “I just kind of looked around and I thought, ‘Oh, where is someone my age?”‘ recalls Smith. At age 31, she found herself face-to-face with teenagers and 20-somethings.

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have long been considered diseases of the young, but experts say in recent years more women have been seeking help in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and older. Some treatment centers are creating special programs for these more mature patients.

Most of the women in this age group who seek treatment have had the problem for years, said Dr. Donald McAlpine, director of an eating disorders clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “The epidemiology is pretty clear that anorexia and bulimia both peak in the late teens, early 20s,” yet “a lot of (patients) continue to be symptomatic right on through to middle life.”

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