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.

Teens who misbehave in school likely to have problems during adulthood…


According to findings from a study recently reported online in BMJ, teens who misbehave in school are more likely to have mental health problems, relationship problems, and work problems during their adult lives. According to the study, which was published by Ian Colman, Ph.D., of the University of Alberta, and colleagues, teacher-reported severe behaviors during adolescence more than doubled the risk of family, relationship, financial and mental health problems. Similarly, teenagers who were reported to have moderate behavioral problems had a significant increase (2.3 fold) in risk for failure to graduate and almost twice the global adversity scores in adulthood. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the findings in more depth:

These findings add to the bleak picture of adult life for adolescents with conduct problems, the researchers said. Earlier studies have revealed similar problems through adulthood in clinical or high-risk samples from disadvantaged populations.

For a less potentially biased look at the long-term consequences of school behavior problems, the researchers analyzed findings from the Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development.

This survey originally included every child born in England, Scotland, or Wales during one week in 1946.

Among the 3,652 participants with behavior assessed at ages 13 and 15 by teachers, 9.5% had severe conduct problems based on scores above the 93rd percentile for disobedience, lying, restlessness, truancy, and lack of punctuality, attention in class, and response to discipline.

Another 28.8% had mild behavioral problems defined by scores between the 75th and 93rd percentiles on the same measures.

When the cohort was followed with repeat measures of mental health, social, and economic outcomes at ages 36, 43, and 53 in the national study, the researchers found the following:

* Greater risk of symptoms of depression and anxiety among those with severe behavior problems in adolescence compared with those who did not have conduct problems (adjusted odds ratio 1.3, 95% confidence interval 1.0 to 1.7).
* Higher likelihood of self-reported “nervous trouble” among those with both severe (adjusted OR 1.5, 95% CI 1.0 to 2.2) and mild behavior problems (adjusted OR 1.3, 95% CI 1.0 to 1.6).
* Increased risk of alcohol abuse in adulthood among those with mild behavior problems at school (adjusted OR 1.4, 95% CI 1.0 to 1.9).
* Greater likelihood of teen parenthood for those with conduct problems whether severe (adjusted OR 2.3, 95% CI 1.6 to 3.4) or mild (adjusted OR 2.4, 95% CI 1.3 to 4.4).

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

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