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.

Hope for bipolar adolescents utilizing family focused therapy

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A recent study has found great rates of recovery for bipolar adolescents utilizing family focused therapy and medication. According to the study, adolescents that participated in either intense family-focused therapy or less intense enhanced care experienced 90% recovery after two years from their original mood episode; however, teens in family-focused therapy recovered faster. Cases of mania did not seem to improve due to either form of therapy. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings from the study:

Of bipolar patients, 50% to 60% have illness onset before age 18, and 13% to 28% before age 13, the researchers wrote.

Early onset is associated with an unremitting course of illness, frequent switches of polarity, mixed episodes, psychosis, a high suicide rate, and poor functioning or quality of life.

In the past decade, they added, there’s been a remarkable increase in drug trials for patients with early-onset disorder, but comparatively little controlled study of psychotherapy.

Their randomized controlled trial with two-year follow-up included 58 bipolar adolescents, mean age 14.5, who’d had a mood episode in the prior three months.

Of the participants, 38 had bipolar I, six had bipolar II, and 14 had no otherwise specified disorder. Among the patients, 25 had subsyndromal episodes, 18 had depressive episodes, and 12 had manic episodes.

The family-focused therapy lasted for nine months and consisted of 21 50-minute sessions (weekly for 12 weeks, every other week for another 12 weeks, then one a month for six months). Sessions were attended by the patient, parents, and available siblings.

Patients and family members were encouraged to understand the symptoms, etiology, course of the illness, and precipitants for recurrence. They were also encouraged to adhere to drug therapy and to conduct a relapse-prevention drill.

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

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