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. 

The Baffling Nature of Addiction and the Surprising Power of Recovery

One changed belief started the transformation for Ronnie. “It’s not too late to make something great out of the rest of your life.” It is true for him and for you.

Tell Me What I'm Doing Right

Certainly, there is a time for correcting mistakes, acknowledging problems, and adjusting future attempts. However, consistent faultfinding does more harm than good. A better strategy is to point out what is going right, focusing on positive efforts, and acknowledging improvement.

Do the Thing You Need to Do or...

If you need to go to treatment, then go to treatment. If you need to finish school, then go back to school. If you need to return to work, move out of your parents’ basement, or find a new job – then do it. Or get yourself ready to do the thing you need to do.

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

Addiction: Accepting the Help You Need

Why are people able to admit they have a problem with drugs or alcohol, and still have difficulty admitting they need help or treatment? Is the mindset filled with denial and minimization? During the previous podcast, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse spoke with Dr. Hal Baumchen about the process of moving from resistance to acceptance. Today, we'll learn strategies to turn resistance into willing acceptance, cooperation, and lasting change.


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