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.

Mismanagement of prescription medications at home

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A recent study suggests that the usual concentration on hospital medication errors may be overlooking a much more serious problem. From Jan. 1, 1983 to Dec. 31, 2004 the amount of deaths caused by mismanagement of prescription medications at home increased six-fold. “The decades-long shift in the location of medication consumption from clinical to domestic settings is linked to a dramatic increase in fatal medication errors,” they said. This “six-fold” figure, however, is nothing compared to deaths due to mixing legal medications with street drugs, reported David Phillips, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of California San Diego in the July 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings:

Ledger, who starred as the Joker in the just-released Batman movie, died in his New York apartment in January, with the cause given as a combination of pain killers, sleeping pills, and anti-anxiety medications. There was no evidence of street drugs or alcohol.

Such polypharmacy may be one of the reasons fatal drug errors in the home have risen, the researchers said, while the lack of direct supervision by a clinician and the increasing number of drugs sold over the counter are others.

To quantify the issue, the researchers classified fatal medication errors, as recorded on the death certificates, into four groups:

* Type one deaths occurred in the patient’s home and involved medications and street drugs and/or alcohol.
* Type two deaths occurred in the patient’s home without street drugs or alcohol.
* Both types three and four deaths did not take place in the patient’s home, with the difference being the presence or absence of alcohol and/or street drugs.

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

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