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.

Family Mealtime Reduces Eating Disorders in Teens


Taking time out of the day and eating regular meals with the family may reduce the risk of eating disorders in teenagers. After a five year evaluation, teenage girls were 29% less likely to suffer from eating disorders, such as purging, binge eating, or using diuretics, than their peers when they ate most of their meals with family throughout the week. Among teenage boys, family meals seemed to have little effect on the presence or absence of eating disorders.

Health care providers play an important role in reinforcing the importance of family meal time. According to Dr. Neumark-Sztainer, “Without being judgmental, providers can help families set realistic goals and come up with creative ways to increase frequency of meals together.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

The prospective findings add to a growing body of literature suggesting family meals play an important role in the health and well-being of adolescent girls.
“Health care professionals have an important role to play in reinforcing the benefits of family meals,” they said.

Without being judgmental, providers can help families set realistic goals and come up with creative ways to increase frequency of meals together, Dr. Neumark-Sztainer added.

“This may be eating breakfast together if dinner doesn’t work,” she suggested. “It can be challenging, I just think we have to put it up there with our priorities.”

The researchers’ Project EAT (Eating Among Teens) study had previously shown that extreme weight control behaviors increased in prevalence from 14.5% to 23.9% as the girls progressed from middle to late adolescence.

These behaviors can cause physical and psychological problems, including weight gain, depressive symptoms, and the onset of eating disorders, they noted.

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