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.

Smokers may be getting less sleep and experiencing more daytime fatigue


A recent study suggests that smokers may be getting less sleep and experiencing more daytime fatigue than non-smokers. The basic theory for the restless sleep and fatigue is that smokers experience nicotine withdraws during the sleeping hours, which disrupts good sleep. Specifically, participants in the study reported restless sleep four times more than nonsmokers. Additionally, smokers were found to spend less time in deep sleep and more time in light sleep than nonsmokers.

The study, published in the February issue of Chest, was unique in that it analyzed data from a sleep EEG with a technique called power spectral analysis rather than conventional home polysomnography, a technique typical of many previous studies. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s finds:

Nightly nicotine withdrawal may contribute to a restless sleep and fatigue the next day, a small study showed.
Action Points

* Explain to interested patients that, in addition to all the other reasons not to smoke, it appears that nicotine withdrawal may interfere with getting a good night’s sleep.

Four times more smokers reported lack of restful sleep than nonsmokers (P<0.02), Naresh M. Punjabi, M.D., Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins here, and colleagues, reported in the February issue of Chest.

Furthermore, smokers spent less time in deep sleep and more in light sleep than nonsmokers, with the greatest differences occurring in the early stages of sleep, according to an objective analysis of sleep EEGs, the researchers said.

Although the exact mechanism underlying the sleep disturbances in smokers is not known, withdrawal from nicotine is likely to be an important factor, Dr Punjabi said.

Previous studies comparing smokers and nonsmokers have primarily used subjective measures of sleep, the researchers said.

This study is unique, they said, because in addition to conventional home polysomnography using visual sleep-stage scoring, sleep architectures were studied with a technique known as power spectral analysis of sleep EEG activity.

The latter relies on a mathematical analysis (discrete fast Fourier transform) of the different frequencies within the sleep EEG.

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

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