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.

More than 1,000 people have died from nonpharmaceutical fentanyl

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According to the CDC more than 1,000 people have died over the past two years from a street-drug version of the painkiller fentanyl. Camden, N.J., was the first city to report deaths from nonpharmaceutical fentanyl; however, Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia were soon to follow. According to a piece in the July 25 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a single gram of pure fentanyl can produce around 7,000 doses of street fentanyl, which are considered to be 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Adding to the complexity of the problem, instructions on how to prepare the street drug are readily available on the internet. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the issue:

A single gram of pure fentanyl can be cut into about 7,000 doses of street fentanyl and instructions or recipes for the process are available on the Internet, the CDC said.

Illicitly manufactured nonpharmaceutical fentanyl (NPF) is a synthetic opioid 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Testing of drug samples containing fentanyl can distinguish between pharmaceutical and illicitly manufactured NPF. However, testing of biologic samples (e.g., serum) cannot distinguish between pharmaceutical fentanyl and NPF.

A month after Camden reported the spike in deaths, the CDC implemented an ad hoc case-finding and surveillance system in six states — Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

That effort, which is now managed by the Drug Enforcement Administration, identified 1,013 nonpharmaceutical fentanyl deaths from April 4, 2005 through March 28, 2007.

“Law enforcement agencies (e.g., DEA and local and state police) responded by identifying and arresting sellers … seizing nonpharmaceutical fentanyl, and closing … production facilities, including one in Toluca, Mexico, in May 2006,” the CDC wrote.

Moreover, in April 2007, the DEA began regulating access to N-phenethyl-4-piperidone, a chemical used in the manufacture of street fentanyl.

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

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