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.

Happily married men and women have lower blood pressure than those that are single

According to a recent study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, happily married men and women have lower blood pressure than those that are single. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D, of Brigham Young University, and colleagues, found that people engaged in happy marriages have lower 24-hour blood pressure and waking blood pressure than those that are single or unhappily married. The study found that unhappily married individuals have higher blood pressure than the happily married or single. According to Dr. Holt-Lunstand, “there seem to be some unique health benefits from marriage… it’s not just being married that benefits health. What’s really the most protective of health is having a happy marriage.” There is also evidence that those who are married experience less morbidity and mortality than singles. Additionally, married couples were found to have higher levels of life satisfaction. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Dr. Holt-Lunstad and colleagues examined the influence of social relationships on blood pressure in 204 patients who had been married an average of eight years and 99 singles, 89% of whom had never been married. About a third of the study population was hypertensive (systolic ≥120 mm Hg or diastolic ≥80 mm Hg).

Each participant completed a battery of tests to assess social and psychological status. Blood pressure was assessed by means of 24-hour ambulatory monitoring, which recorded 72 blood pressure values at random intervals.

The investigators evaluated 24-hour and waking blood pressure and nocturnal dipping in blood pressure values. The 24-hour and waking blood pressure values did not differ between married and unmarried individuals.

Both groups had dips in blood pressure at night, but the decline was greater in the married group (P<0.01 for systolic, P<0.05 for diastolic). After stratification by marital satisfaction scores, nocturnal dipping did not differ between married individuals with low satisfaction scores and single people.

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