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.

Link between PTSD and early death

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A recent study has found a link between PTSD and early death. The study, which was published in the February issue of the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, found that Vietnam era veterans were more than twice as likely to die by the year 2000. Joseph A. Boscarino, Ph.D., M.P.H., noted that the death rate probably stemmed from multiple risk factors associated with PTSD, factors which may interact negatively. For instance, vets with PSTD were also found to have systemic inflammation, were often drug abusers, and partook in other risky behaviors. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Posttraumatic stress disorder is a risk factor for early death, a study of Vietnam-era veterans showed.

Veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder in the mid-1980s were more than twice as likely to die by 2000 as those who did not have a PTSD diagnosis, reported Joseph A. Boscarino, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Geisinger Health System here, in the February issue of the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

Dr. Boscarino found a hazard ratio for all-disease death in Vietnam-era veterans of 2.1 (95% CI 1.4 to 3.1, P<0.001) after adjusting for other risk factors, including markers of chronic inflammation and stress, as well as smoking, obesity, age, race, intelligence, Army intake status, alcohol abuse, depression, and antisocial personality disorder.
High erythrocyte sedimentation rate, white blood cell count, and cortisol:dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate ratio were also significant and independent predictors of early all-disease death, Dr. Boscarino reported.

“Although PTSD is a predictor of future disease mortality, there are other common biologic factors operative among trauma-exposed populations,” he wrote.

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