Journey to Recovery

"Our material will challenge you, but more importantly, will inspire you to move forward with confidence and courage. As you do, you will strengthen your resolve, establish new-found hope, and obtain the lasting recovery you desire.”

Dr. Hal Baumchen

Treatment Resources

Journey to Recovery materials are designed to help those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues solve problems, find long-term recovery and enjoy the highest quality of life.

Destinations is designed as a tool kit for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Inside you’ll find over 40 chapters, each designed to address a piece of the recovery journey. Loaded with evidence-based information, checklists, process questions, and client exercises, Destinations addresses both chemical and emotional issues together, working to develop specific life skills and helping to reduce symptoms and prevent relapse. 

Dr. Hal's Newest Blogs

Dr. Hal Baumchen writes about Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment. Dr. Hal offers helpful tips for those living with both mental health disorders  and addiction. 

Living in an Unsure World

We live in an uncertain world. That’s the way it is with picnics, weather, people, relationships, politics, the economy, and your job. Many things are uncertain, unpredictable, and come with no guarantees. These uncertainties cause worry, doubt and insecurity.

A Quick and Easy Recovery and Other Treatment Myths

The confusing influence of addiction is often referred to as “cunning, baffling, and powerful.” It distorts insight into the illness, decreases judgment, and twists expectations about life in recovery.

The True View of You

Their identity is not distorted, but their perception of themselves is. This becomes crucial because people rarely live differently than how they see themselves. If you held a magnifying glass over an object, the item appears bigger. Obviously, the object isn’t any larger, it merely appears that way.

What They Are Saying

It is one of the best tools I have found for Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Groups. It keeps clients engaged, motivated and empowered to make needed changes. It encompasses chemical health and mental health simultaneously, in a manner that clients can easily follow and participate in.

- Robert J. Frost MA, LPC, LADC


The people at Journey to Recovery are amazing! The Co-occurring Disorders Workbook -  Journeys, is just what I have been looking for. I use it in my co-occurring group and the members think it is wonderful. They enjoy the full color photos, note side bars, and easy to understand information. This workbook is written in layman's terms by Dr. Hal Baumchen. If you want a workbook without all the scholar terminology and definitions, this is the workbook for you. 

- Michele Scott, LPC, MAC


This material is simple to understand and makes recovery a positive journey worth fighting for! I feel confident about the quality of these resources!

- Betsy Gottsacker, Treatment Consultant, American Addiction Centers


Video Podcast Spotlight

Developing Frustration Tolerance

Low frustration tolerance is closely linked to low discomfort tolerance. As a difficulty is experienced, a person may feel negative and uncomfortable emotions which are perceived as extremely painful, unbearable, and intolerable. Today co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about developing frustration tolerance. People often get irritated and easily upset. They can be overreactive. Today's discussion will focus on how to let things go more easily and be less frustrated on the recovery journey.


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