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.

Genetic mutation may contribute to overeating


According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a genetic mutation may contribute to overeating. The study focused on a group of children who carried a variant of rs9939609, a fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene; in their tests, the researchers found that children who carried the variant gene ate more at meal times than controls. According to Colin N.A. Palmer, Ph.D., of the University of Dundee’s Biomedical Research Institute at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, and colleagues, there are “indications that there is no defect in metabolic adaptation to obesity… In the total study group, the A allele of rs9939609 was associated with significantly increased weight (P =0.003) and BMI (P=0.003).” The following is an excerpt of an article by Medpage Today that discusses the findings more:

On the basis of the skinfold measurements, “children who carried the A allele had an estimated fat mass that was 1.78 kg greater than that of non-carriers (P=0.01) and an estimated lean mass that was less than 400 g greater than that of non-carriers ( P=0.46).

The authors said that their data “suggest that the [fat mass and obesity-associated] gene influences the ‘input’ side of the energy-balance equation,” a finding already reported in animal studies.

Thus the key to preventing obesity in people with this genotype, which occurred in 0.385% of the population studied, would be “moderate and controlled restriction of energy intake.”

In an editorial, Rudolph L. Leibel, M.D., of Columbia University in New York, wrote that the frequency of the rs9939609 A allele has been estimated as “0.45 in Europeans, 0.52 in West Africans, and 0.14 in Chinese.”

And even though the “locus accounts for only a small proportion of differences in BMI in the entire population, it plays a substantial role — in these people, in these environments — in conveying the risk of actually becoming overweight or obese.”

Click here to read the rest of this article from Medpage Today

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