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.

Heavy drinking associated with different risks for men and women


According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, heavy drinking (approximately four drinks a day) is associated with increased mortality in both men and women. The study, authored by Hiroyasu Iso, M.D., Ph.D., of Osaka University, and colleagues, found more specifically that men who drank four drinks a day were at elevated risk for stroke (HR 1.48, 95% CI 1.22 to 1.80), while women were not. Conversely, women who drank at least four drinks a day had a four-fold increase in risk for coronary heart disease; men that drank four drinks a day, however, had a nonsignificant 19% reduction in risk of dying from coronary heart disease. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings:

Previous cohort studies have explored the connection between drinking alcohol and cardiovascular risk, but none have involved Asian women, “probably because of the low prevalence of drinkers and coronary heart disease,” according to the researchers.

To explore the issue, they turned to the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study, in which 34,776 men and 48,906 women living in 45 communities completed a baseline questionnaire that included information about alcohol consumption. The participants (ages 40 to 79 at baseline) were then followed for a median of 14.2 years.

Compared with nondrinkers, both male and female moderate-to-heavy drinkers — those who consume two or more drinks a day — tended to be younger, more hypertensive, and more likely to smoke (P<0.001 for all).

During the study, 1,628 participants (864 men and 764 women) died from stroke and 736 (431 men and 305 women) died from coronary heart disease.

Among men, consuming at least four drinks a day was associated with increased mortality from total stroke (HR 1.48, 95% CI 1.22 to 1.80), and hemorrhagic (HR 1.67, 95% CI 1.17 to 2.38), intraparenchymal (HR 1.62, 95% CI 1.07 to 2.45), and ischemic (HR 1.35, 95% CI 1.04 to 1.75) subtypes.

This level of alcohol consumption appeared to be associated with protection against coronary heart disease, but the risk reduction was not statistically significant (HR 0.81, 95% CI 0.61 to 1.08).

Men who drank 69 grams of alcohol — about six drinks — a day or more were at an elevated risk of total stroke (HR 1.71, 95% CI 1.31 to 2.24) and total cardiovascular disease (HR 1.28, 95% CI 1.07 to 1.55).

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