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.

Honesty is the best policy

According to recent statements from the American Heart Association, younger patients experiencing chest pain similar to that associated with a heart attack need to be completely honest with their ER physicians. According to Dr. James McCord, “The symptoms that they get with the cocaine are very similar to a heart attack.” While cocaine use can cause a heart attack, it more often can cause the duplication of heart attack symptoms such as dizziness, sweating, chest pain, anxiety, palpitations, nausea, and the like. In light of the similarity of indicators, it creates an issue when physicians diagnose patients based solely on symptoms and not on complete disclosure from the patient.

The fact is that not disclosing cocaine use during emergency treatment can result in death. Some of the treatments for heart attack can be deadly to persons using cocaine. According to Dr. James Reiffel, professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University, “Not knowing what you are dealing with and giving the wrong therapies could mean death rather than benefit.” The following is an excerpt of an article from the AP that reviews the American Heart Association’s recommendations:

The number of cocaine-related users visiting ERs rose 47 percent from 1995 to 2002, increasing from 135,711 to 199,198, according to the government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (That’s a tiny percentage of the more than 100 million patient visits to emergency rooms each year.)

“The symptoms that they get with the cocaine are very similar to a heart attack,” said Dr. James McCord, who chaired the statement writing committee.

Cocaine can cause a heart attack, but only about 1 percent to 6 percent of patients with cocaine-associated chest pain actually have a heart attack, the statement says. Still, doctors say it’s important for anyone with chest pain to get it checked out.

Cocaine increases blood pressure and the heart rate, constricting arteries into the heart, said McCord, cardiology director of the chest pain unit for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

“Your heart rate goes up because your heart needs more oxygen, then it shrinks the arteries to the heart,” McCord said.

The statement says that since most cocaine-associated chest pain isn’t a heart attack, such patients should be monitored instead of being admitted to the hospital. They would have an electrocardiogram and other tests to rule out a heart attack.


Click here to read the rest of this article from the AP

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Action Point: Information such as this provides youth Pastors and young adult ministers the opportunity to merge sermons with hard facts about drug use. The simple fact is that lying about drug use in a life or death situation can lead to many complications or even death; this point is a bit more convincing accompanied by medical findings.

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