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.

“Significantly smaller”

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According to a new study some regions of the brain may actually shrink with heavy long-term marijuana use. Mural Yücel, Ph.D., of the University of Melbourne, and colleagues, used magnetic resonance imaging to measure various regions of the brain in the participants. According to the cross-sectional study, the hippocampus and the amygdala were found to be “significantly smaller” in heavy long-term users. These regions of the brain are abundant in cannabiniod receptors, which would likely be affected if heavy long-term use of marijuana were toxic. According to the researchers, “the results… suggest that heavy daily use might indeed be toxic to human brain tissue.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

While other studies have looked at changes in the brain associated with use of marijuana, they have not been found before, perhaps because instruments were not sensitive enough or the use of marijuana wasn’t heavy enough, the researchers said.

For this study, the researchers enrolled 15 men who had smoked more than five joints a day for more than 10 years, but who did not have other co-morbid drug use or neurological or psychiatric illness.

On average, the men had used marijuana for nearly 20 years.

They were contrasted with 16 matched controls who did not use the drug.

The volunteers took tests for subthreshold psychiatric symptoms and verbal learning ability, as well as being scanned in a high-resolution, three-Tesla MRI machine.

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Pastoral Action Point: One of the myths among cannabis users is that marijuana is “all natural and therefore can’t hurt you.” Obviously, this information is false. However, the very fact that this kind of thinking exists relays the urgent need for education. The afore mentioned study is the first of its kind in that it found certain regions of the brain were “significantly smaller” after heavy long-term marijuana use. Given the illustrative quality of this study’s findings and the fact that the information it presents is original, incorporating it into anti-drug forums might help to change up the old one-two of cautionary accounts.

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