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.

Suicide risk among users of Chantix?

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The FDA has confirmed 39 suicides (34 U.S.) among those that are using a new stop-smoking drug called varenicline (Chantix). In addition to the suicides, 420 reports of mood changes ranging from suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and nervousness have been received. The drug, which has been used by approximately five million people since it was released in May of 2006, works by blocking the alpha4-beta2 nicotinic receptor in the brain.

The FDA has yet to confirm a causal link between the events and the drug itself. Additionally, the FDA still confirms their previous position that the smoking-cessation affects of the drug may outweigh the risks. Pfizer has issued new warnings on the drug’s label and in their commercial advertising for the drug.

Action Point: Physicians should carefully monitor the behavior of patients using the drug. Additionally, any deviation from normal emotions or thoughts when using the drug should be reported to a physician.

The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the FDA’s findings:

The FDA said today it has confirmed 39 suicides — 34 of them in the U.S. — among persons using the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix).

Overall the FDA said it has 420 confirmed reports of mood changes, including anxiety, nervousness, depressed mood, tension, and suicidal behavior or suicidal thoughts. Some of the reports have been from people taking the drug even though they have not yet quit smoking.

Moreover, the FDA said that although most of the symptoms were reported by patients using the drug, it has also confirmed cases where symptoms arose after the drug was stopped.

Nonetheless, the FDA reiterated its previous position that the drug was an effective smoking-cessation agent. At a press briefing, Bob Rappaport, M.D., director of the FDA’s division of anesthesia, analgesia, and rheumatology products, said those benefits might outweigh the risks.

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