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.

Television shows that portray the use of alcohol result in an immediate increase in alcohol consumption among youths

According to findings from a study recently published online in Alcohol & Alcoholism, television shows and commercials that portray the use of alcohol result in an immediate increase in alcohol consumption among youths. The study found that on average participants consumed 1.5 more drinks over the course of an hour when the television shows they watched portrayed alcohol use. This study is the first to reveal a casual link between immediate alcohol consumption and television shows and commercials that portray use. Previously, scientific thought generally portrayed the influence from television and commercials that show individuals using alcohol as being long-term and gradual. Researchers commenting on the findings said, “…direct influence from television may illustrate the persuasive power of exposure to alcohol images, and, moreover, direct consumption resulting from effects of alcohol exposure on television may be harmful in itself, when it leads to higher drinking levels.” The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study’s findings more:

Among the 80 men ages 18 to 29 recruited at the Dutch university, weekly consumption averaged 21.05 drinks, with more than a third of participants reporting heavy drinking once or twice a week.

For the experiment, they watched a movie in pairs with a friend at a student lounge in the lab. The room was set up like a home cinema, with a comfortable couch, big screen TV, free nuts or chips, and a refrigerator stocked with beer, wine, and soda.

The students were randomly shown either American Pie 2, in which characters drank 18 times and alcohol was portrayed an additional 23 times, or 40 Days and 40 Nights, in which alcohol was less prominent, with on-screen appearances 15 times and consumption three times.

During the movie, which was interspersed with commercials randomized to include alcohol or not, participants drank the most when they saw an alcohol-heavy movie with some alcohol-related commercials. They drank the least when the movie and commercials had little alcohol content (average 2.98 versus 1.69 drinks).

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

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