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.

Nikki: A story of recovery


Nikki Marion was raised around bars. Her father took her to bars as a child regularly, so when Marion began to drink and use drugs at a later age it seemed natural. Marion’s life, like so many others addicted to drugs and alcohol, grew worse from there. A series of divorces, increased drug use, and abusive relationships eventually left her at a cross roads. Marion decided to look into a Christ-centered church in Tennessee, Peoples Church, under the direction of Pastor Drew Hayes. Upon meeting with Pastor Hayes, Marion was invited to become involved in a 12-step recovery group, “Celebrate Recovery.”

Marion’s life began to turn around from that point forward. Marion reported that applying the biblical 12-step principles was the most effective aspect in her personal recovery. Through steps of faith and with the help of a community of believers, Marion now owns her own home, obtained her GED and subsequently is in attendance at a local college, and has a job as the assistant to the Pastor of People’s Church.

The interesting thing about Marion’s story is the immense, life-changing opportunities that churches can provide to people struggling with addictions through adopting 12-step support groups like Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery, and similarly structure 12-step groups, can provide support for those on the road to recovery and resources for those that may need professional care or psychiatric hospitalization. The following is an excerpt from the Times-Gazette that gives the chronology of Marion’s life-changing experience:

Nikki Marion, pastoral assistant to Rev. Drew Hayes at The People’s Church, is a living miracle; an example of God’s power to change a life completely. The difference between Marion today and when she first stepped through the doors of People’s Church is like day and night.

Today, Marion is an invaluable member of the staff at the church, but when she first visited the congregation a number of years ago, she was tormented with addictions, depression, and constant thoughts of suicide.

Born in Long Island, New York, Marion was raised by parents who were no strangers to rough living, both mother and father involved heavily in drugs and alcohol.

“I was a Daddy’s girl and I would spend a lot of time with my dad in the bars when I was little,” Marion said. “I guess I kind of grew up in bars. Drugs and alcohol were always around, and I saw it all when I was growing up.”

By the time Marion hit her teen years she was running the streets and began doing drugs and alcohol herself. She became pregnant when she was 16, and the father wanted nothing to do with the baby, or, as Marion soon found out, babies. She was pregnant with twins.

At 17, she married a man who was getting ready to go into the U.S. Navy. He wasn’t the father of the twins, but he took in the little family as if they were his own. The couple later had a son together. The family found themselves living on Naval bases in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia, but Marion divorced her husband when she was 21.

Click here for the entire article from the Times-Gazette

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