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.

Walking Billboards

According to findings from a study recently published in the Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine, adolescents who wear T-shirts with a beer logo on it are more likely to drink alcohol. The researchers also found the opposite to be true, that adolescents who drank were more likely to possess alcohol-branded merchandise. The association here may seem to be obvious; people buy merchandise that is reflective of their interests, right? Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. Of the 6,522 adolescents surveyed, 71% owned alcohol-branded merchandise because a “friend or family member” bought it for them.

The study followed adolescents ages 10 through 14 for a period of 24 months monitoring alcohol consumption. During this period adolescents who owned alcohol-branded merchandise were at greater risk for first time use and binge drinking. Apparently, advertising alcohol products via clothing is effective. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that discusses the subject more:

At the eight-month survey, 4,309 of the participants were never-drinkers, the researchers found, but 11% of the cohort had at least one piece of alcohol-branded merchandise.

That proportion increased to 20% at 24 months, they said.

The researchers found that 88% of the merchandise was clothing and headwear — 75% of items sported beer brands, and 45% bore the Budweiser label.

Most of the goods (71%) were obtained from friends or family, but 24% were purchased by the adolescents themselves.

A range of variables was significantly associated with ownership of such merchandise at the eight-month survey, the researchers found, including:

* Attitudinal susceptibility to alcohol use, defined as positive feeling about the topic. The odds ratio was 1.94, with a 95% confidence interval from 1.52 to 2.49

* Exposure to alcohol in movies, where the odds ratio was 2.91 with a 95% confidence interval from 2.09 to 4.06

* Peer drinking, where the odds ratio was 1.50 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.19 to 1.89

* Ability to obtain alcohol at home, where the odds ratio was 2.10 with a 95% confidence interval from 1.56 to 2.85

On the other hand, a multivariate analysis showed that owning alcohol-branded goods at the eight-month survey was associated (at P<0.05) with susceptibility to alcohol use at that time.

Susceptibility, in turn, was significantly associated (also at P<0.05) with trying alcohol between the eight- and 16-month surveys.

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

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