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.

Prenatal alcohol use connected to aggressive behavior

It is common knowledge that abuse of alcoholic beverages can cause aggressive behaviors in those that consume them. However, a recent study published by Assistant Professor Brian D’Onofrio and colleagues at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Indiana has found a connection between prenatal alcohol consumption and aggressive behavior in adolescents. According to the study, adolescents whose mothers drank during pregnancy were found to be more apt to bully, break things, and otherwise display aggressive behavior.

Information from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth was used to assess the prevalence of aggressive behaviors in adolescents whose mothers drank during pregnancy and adolescents whose mothers did not. The sample was taken from the date rang of 1986 to 2004 and observed adolescents ages 14 to 21 years of age. The following is an excerpt of an article from Indiana Daily Student News that discusses the specifics of the study:

D’Onofrio said the group studied the findings in children exposed to alcohol, looking for behavioral conduct problems in children. He then compared the results to children not exposed to alcohol during gestation.

“We were able to control the mothers’ drinking after pregnancy, and were able to rule out other factors,” D’Onofrio said.

D’Onofrio said the study’s biggest strength was its ability to draw comparisons between siblings who were exposed to alcohol.

“The study strongly suggests that alcohol exposure actually causes children to have more conduct problems,” D’Onofrio said.

D’Onofrio added that in comparing siblings that were indirectly exposed, second-born children are much less likely to have conduct problems.

D’Onofrio said an interesting finding of the study was that, although drinking alcohol is associated with attention and impulsivity problems, other risk factors during pregnancy contribute to these problems more than alcohol consumption itself does.

Both Van Hulle and D’Onofrio said the purpose of the study is to build support for public health messages urging pregnant women not to drink.

Click here to read the entire article from Indiana Daily Student News

­Action Point:

It is not unreasonable to think that drinking alcohol in moderation is both safe and enjoyable. However, if you have made a plan to, or even considered, drinking alcohol during pregnancy this is possibly an indication that you could benefit from a personal assessment from a licensed professional. Have you had any of the following thoughts?

““So and so” drank on occasion during her pregnancy and her child is just fine.”

“Of course I wouldn’t drink hard liquor during pregnancy but certainly a glass of wine now and then isn’t going to hurt.”

“It’s only one party.”

Take a personal inventory. Do any of the above excuses sound familiar? If so, seek out a professional that can advise you about some helpful options.

Click here for information on Brookhaven’s chemical dependency programs

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