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.

The relationship between alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome


According to findings from a recent study conducted by Amy Fan, M.D., Ph.D., of the CDC, and colleagues, drinking alcohol in excess of recommendations from U.S. Dietary Guidelines (more than two drinks daily for men and more than one for women) increases the risk of metabolic syndrome by 60%. The findings came from an examination of data provided by the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Previous studies that have measured the relationship between alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome have focused more narrowly on volume of alcohol consumed. According to the authors of the study, focusing on volume “can obscure large differences in drinking styles” that may have important influence on outcomes. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings:

To examine the issue, they looked at metabolic abnormalities among current drinkers taking part in NHANES who had fasted for at least 12 hours before a blood test, who were not diagnosed with any cardiovascular disease, and who had not recently changed their drinking patterns in reaction to a medical condition.

All told, 1,529 participants met the criteria and had complete data available for evaluating both drinking patterns and the metabolic syndrome, the researchers said.

Measures of drinking patterns included:

* Frequency, grouped as less than a day a week, one to two days a week, or three or more days a week
* Usual quantity — one, two, or more than three drinks per drinking day
* Drinking exceeding the U.S. Dietary Guidelines — men who had more than two drinks and women who had more than one drink in a day
* Frequency of binge drinking (defined as more than five drinks in a day) — none, less than once a week, and at least once a week during the previous 12 months

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

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