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.

What does the Bible say about Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)



Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister

“Long ago, even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave Him great pleasure.” (Ephesians 1:4-5 New Living Translation)

It is wonderful to know that God adopted us as his children. Many people do not want God to be part of their lives and have detached by continually pulling away from God.  I was thinking recently of the way these concepts relate to the adoption of children and attachment disorders such as Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).

RAD is a condition in an individual which typically develops early in childhood in response to rejection, abandonment, neglect, or abuse. It is a condition in which individuals have difficulty forming loving, lasting, intimate relationships. (James Dobson)

Most often individuals that have been diagnosed with RAD often suffer from rejection, isolation or subconsciously try to minimize emotional pain by hardening their hearts against others.  As they become adults, if untreated, they become highly self-focused and have difficulty feeling empathy for others. As a result, they begin to push people away from them, especially those who try to love them.

Scripture talks about the behaviors associated with RAD. 1John 4:19 says, “Those who do not love, need to be loved.” A child’s tendency to mistrust others will be broken by faithful and enduring acceptance. An adult who has not been healed from RAD, brings their baggage into their marriage, and the cycle will continue. By then, that same person has learned to push people away and even push God away because they feel unworthy or as if they don’t fit. The adult with RAD may be struggling with relationships, and be unable to express emotions.

Promoting healthy attachment starts when we accept God as our Father, and knowing that no matter what we do in life, God loves us unconditionally. Don’t run from God, run toward God.  If you feel that you or a loved one are struggling with Reactive Attachment Disorder, there is hope for you.

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