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.

Mechanism linking binge drinking and atherosclerosis


Researchers believe they have found a mechanism linking binge drinking and atherosclerosis. According to John Cullen, Ph.D., of the University of Rochester, and colleagues, heavy drinking, binge drinking, causes an abundance of acetaldehyde which increases the adhesion of monocytes to cultured endothelial cells. This connection, between binge drinking and atherosclerosis, has been shown in previous studies but without specifying a mechanism. Researchers commenting stated, “These in vitro findings support novel effects of acetaldehyde on processes involved in the initiation of atherosclerosis… yet further studies are warranted to investigate whether these effects are relevant in vivo, and whether these actions of acetaldehyde may underlie, in part, the detrimental effects of binge drinking on cardiovascular disease.”

Binge drinking is defined as five or more drinks within a two hour period for men, four or more for women. It is important to note, however, that moderate alcohol consumption has been shown by various studies to be associated with lower cardiovascular risk. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more:

Because monocyte recruitment plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis, the researchers set out to evaluate how acetaldehyde affects this process.

They cultured human umbilical venous endothelial cells, primary blood monocytes, and THP-1 monocytes and treated them with acetaldehyde at concentrations ranging from 0.1 µM to 25 µM for six hours, which approximates the amount of time the chemical would remain in the blood after a bout of binge drinking.

The concentrations of acetaldehyde “are physiologically relevant and cover a range of concentrations that are found in the blood following the consumption of moderate and binge amounts of alcohol,” the researchers said.

Acetaldehyde increased the number of THP-1 monocytes expressing CCR2, a receptor involved in attracting the immune cells to damaged endothelial cells (P<0.05). The most significant effect — a 50.6% increase — was seen with 10 µM of acetaldehyde.

There was also a significant increase in the number of endothelial cells expressing P-selectin — which is involved in initially tethering monocytes to endothelial cells and rolling them down the line of cells — and in P-selectin receptor density when the cells were exposed to acetaldehyde (P<0.05 for both comparisons).

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

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