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.

Under-age drinking is not the only issue


Under-age drinking is not the only issue. Apparently, older-age drinking can be just as hazardous. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 10% of Medicare recipients drink too much. The study, which looked at a sample of 12,000 beneficiaries between the ages of 65 and 70, found that men were heavier drinkers, among the overindulging group, than women. Additionally, the study found that one quarter of the participants drank within guidelines, while two-thirds did not drink at all. However, among those that do overindulge, health issues can arise. Alcohol, when used along side medications, can interact badly. Alcohol can also increase the risks of accidents, cause lessened function, and complicate medical problems. The following is an excerpt from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

Some older beneficiaries may not be aware that the recommended drinking limits are lower than those for younger people, the researchers said. Alcohol can exacerbate some medical problems, reduce the ability to function, increase the risk of falls, and working negatively with medication.

They said “happy hours” in some assisted-living facilities and other settings for older adults play a significant role in unhealthy drinking for certain subgroups.

Older adults’ higher sensitivity and poorer ability to metabolize alcohol contribute to a higher risk at any given level, the researchers wrote. Alcohol can exacerbate medical disorders, such as congestive heart failure and hypertension, or cause adverse interactions with medications, they said.

The older-age drinking data came from the 2003 Access to Care file of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, and included 12,413 community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries older than 65.

Unhealthy alcohol use by older adults was defined in relation to two parameters of recommended limits: monthly use exceeding 30 drinks and ”heavy episodic” drinking of four or more drinks in any single day during a typical month in the previous year.

Of the Medicare beneficiaries, 65% reported no alcohol consumption during a typical month in the previous year, and 26% reported drinking within guidelines. However, 9% reported unhealthy drinking, with a higher prevalence among men (16%) than women (4%).

Approximately 3.7% exceeded the 30-drink monthly limit, 2.2% exceeded the single-day limit of three drinks, and 3.1% exceeded both limits.

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