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.

Marriage May Protect Against Dementia

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The mental stimulation that marriage provides may be enough to cause a certain amount of resistance to Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments according to a prospective population-based study. Krister Hakansson of Vaxjo University, Sweden, recently reported at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease that individuals who from midlife on live alone have almost three times more likelihood of developing some level of cognitive impairment. There were greater similar risks of Alzheimer’s disease (OR 2.83, P<0.05) and mild cognitive impairment (OR 3.17, P<0.001). According to Hakansson, "This study points to the beneficial effects of a married life… consistent with the general hypothesis of social stimulation as a protective factor against dementia." The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study's findings:

It has been suggested that remaining socially active may protect against the development of dementia, and Hakansson reasoned that a partner relationship would form the most intense form of social interaction because of the necessity of dealing with another’s needs or perspectives, enhanced communication, and joint problem-solving.

So he and colleagues turned to the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and Dementia (CAIDE) study, which randomly selected middle-age participants from the general population of Finland. Baseline measurements were taken from 1972 to 1987.

In 1998, after a mean follow-up of 21 years, 1,432 of the participants ages 65 to 79 were evaluated for signs of cognitive impairment. At baseline, 1,147 were married or cohabitating, 111 were single, 63 were separated or divorced, and 111 were widowed.

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

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