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.

Too much alcohol is bad for the heart

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There are many studies that relay the heart health benefits of moderate consumption of red wine; however, consuming large amounts of alcohol could actually be bad for your heart. According to findings presented at a recent American Society of Hypertension meeting, too much alcohol is bad for the heart. Azra Mahmud, M.D., Ph.D. of St. James Hospital in Dublin, explained that the effects of too much drinking are different based on gender. Men who have on average more than three stout drinks per day are likely to suffer from stiff ventricles and arteries. Women, on the other hand, who consume more than two stout drinks per day are likely to develop large hearts. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the findings:

Dr. Mahmud and colleagues studied 200 consecutive patients seen at her hypertension clinic for initial assessment of elevated blood pressure. On the basis of self reports, patients were classified as nondrinkers, moderate drinkers (one to 21 units of alcohol per week for men and one to 14 for women), or excessive drinkers (more than 21 units for men and more than 14 for women).

Approximately 10% of the women in the study and 35% of the men were excessive drinkers and about 20% of men and women were nondrinkers, she said.

The patients were assessed with echocardiography with tissue Doppler imaging, and arterial stiffness was measured with pulse-wave velocity and augmentation index.

Blood pressure was measured with a digital oscillometric monitor after a supine rest of 15 minutes and also by 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

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

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