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.

Older adults don’t handle alcohol as well as they think

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According to findings published in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs older adults may not be handling their alcohol as well as they think. According to the study, adults ages 50 to 75 that possessed the same moderate breath alcohol level as their younger counterparts were more likely to have increased psychomotor impairment and were also more likely to misjudge how impaired they were. The researchers believe that alcohol may compound slight age-related cognitive decline. Researchers commenting on the study said, “This potential disconnection between self-reported and behavioral effects of alcohol may have significant implications for public health and safety, particularly among active, older social drinkers,” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the study more:

To see the effect of age on intoxication at the 40 mg/100 ml-breath alcohol level typical of social drinking, the researchers recruited 42 adults ages 50 to 74, along with 26 adults ages 25 to 35. All drank in moderation at least once a month.

They were randomized to chug down either a drink of lime soda mixed with one part, 100% medical-grade alcohol, or a drink of straight lime soda with a negligible amount of alcohol floating on the surface to maintain blinding.

With blood alcohol levels still on the rise at 25 minutes after administration, participants were tested for psychomotor impairment using Trail Making Tests A and B. These require subjects to connect circles labeled with letters and/or number, in order. The tests evaluate visual-motor coordination, planning, and ability to move from one thought to the next.

A booster drink at 30 minutes targeted to keep peak breath alcohol concentration at about 40 mg/100 ml for all participants was followed by repeat psychomotor testing at 75 minutes.

Despite a similar rate of rise in breath alcohol concentration between age groups, older participants thought they were less impaired than younger adults did.(P<0.001).

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

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