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.

PTSD responsive to exposure therapy


Information emerging from early results of an ongoing randomized trail show promise for exposure therapy in conjunction with virtual reality technology in veterans suffering from PTSD. According to Barbara Rotbaum, Ph.D. of Emory, the therapy appears to be responsible for substantial decreases in PTSD symptom scores. The study, which has now collected data from 22 patients and expects a total enrollment of 150 patients, found that the intensity of startle response in participants reduced by 75% after six months of treatment. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Mean scores for the 22 patients on the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale were 83 at baseline. Among 14 patients who had completed three months in the study, mean scores declined to 60.

Two Iraq veterans who have completed a full year in the study had scores of 21, Dr. Rothbaum said.

Intensity of startle responses after six months of treatment declined 75% from baseline, she added.

All patients so far appear to have benefited to some degree from the therapy.

The drug assignments are double-blind, Dr. Rothbaum said. The blinding remains in place, so the preliminary signs of efficacy are likely due to the virtual reality therapy, she said.

The virtual reality therapy uses a head-mounted visual display, headphones, and even odor generators to recreate the traumas causing patients’ PTSD.

Dr. Rothbaum said the system can simulate urban foot patrols and Humvees traveling along a desert highway.

She showed a video clip indicating that the animated graphics are nearly as realistic as recent video games.

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

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