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.

Whitney Houston’s Tragic Death is a Teachable Moment

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On February 11, 2012 Whitney Houston was found dead, submerged in the bathtub waters of her fourth floor suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. It’s suspected that Houston’s death is related to consumption of alcohol and drugs—demons that the R&B ingénue had battled for years.

One of the most treacherous aspects of prescription drug and alcohol addiction is the fact that these substances are legal, prevalent and easy to acquire.  Since alcohol is legal and prescription drugs are prescribed by doctors for a reason, they can carry additional allure. Since they lack the illicit quality of street drugs they are more socially acceptable.

Ms. Houston was poised for a comeback, recently wrapping, as both star and producer, the movie “Sparkle” slated for an August release. But the stress of her career, her struggle with addiction and the upcoming awards show seem to have set the stage for the gifted singer’s untimely death.

Whitney Houston’s life feels like a concert that ended far too soon. When such a public figure succumbs to their demons, it can inspire feelings of anguish and loss among fans. But public tragedies often present us with teachable moments, in which hard lessons can hopefully be learned.

In an infamous 2002 interview, Diane Sawyer confronted Houston regarding rumors of her drug use. The singer admitted to indulging in marijuana, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs. When asked by Sawyer to name which drug was the biggest devil for her, Ms. Houston took accountability for her own decisions and replied, “That would be me. It’s me deciding; it’s my heart; it’s what I want.”

Whitney Houston acknowledged how difficult it can be to beat addiction, though she also believed that God could have a role in helping people beat addiction. “I talk to people who have been through rehab, and a lot of people that come through it, come through it with God.” The singer said.

God can play a powerful role in Christian substance abuse treatment. However, the prevalence of alcohol and prescription drugs can elongate the road to recovery. One does not need fame and fortune to encounter stress—daily life is full of stressful factors. Treatment is often required for people to understand how to safely use prescription medication and avoid the temptations of alcohol abuse.

It’s impossible to know what might have happened had Whitney Houston taken control of her life and conquered her addictions back in 2002. Though it is too late for her to get the help she so desperately needed, perhaps her death can be a reminder that even those of us who are rich, famous and talented can be casualties of substance abuse.

Taking the step to treat addiction requires a tremendous amount of strength. A strong relationship with God can help, but successful treatment often requires professional help. In a Christian Rehabilitation center, you can get the help that you need while also strengthening your relationship with God.

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