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.

Kicking the habit during pregnancy may make for a happier baby

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According to a recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiological and Community Health, a benefit of quitting smoking during pregnancy is the increased possibility of a cheerful and easy-going baby. Conversely, children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have poor adaptability and mood, which, according to Kate Pickett, Ph.D., of the University of York, are precursors of antisocial behavior. According to the researchers, quitting smoking during pregnancy generally reflects the mother’s personality and her desire to protect her child. However, there has been a great deal of debate as to whether or not babies with more pleasant dispositions can be attributed to maternal characteristics or teratological effects. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

To test the competing hypotheses, the researchers undertook a study of more than 18,000 British babies born from 2000 through 2002, who were participants in the Millennium Cohort Study.

Their mothers were classified as either non-smokers during pregnancy, quitters, light smokers, or those who smoked 10 or more cigarettes a day (heavy smokers).

The infants’ temperaments were assessed when they were nine months old, using the validated Carey Infant Temperament Scale. The test was designed to pick up positive mood, receptivity to new things, and regular sleep and eating patterns (regularity).

More than a third (35.7%) of the mothers reported smoking at some time during pregnancy, although almost half of these quit smoking. Only a small proportion of the sample (9.5%) smoked heavily throughout pregnancy.

Women who smoked through pregnancy had significantly smaller infants and shorter gestations. The women who quit smoking had infants with birth weights and gestations comparable to non-smokers.

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

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