Specific Strategies to Rebuild Trust

In the previous episode, Dr. Hal Baumchen spoke with co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse about the damage that dishonesty causes. Today, listen is as they discuss specific strategies to acknowledge mistakes, begin the reconciliation process, and rebuild a relationship with mutual respect and trust. Trust is a foundational piece…

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Rebuilding Trust

Chemical dependency problems often come with hurt, betrayal, and heartache, and tear at the very fabric of a relationship. In today’s episode, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about rebuilding trust. They will discuss how damaging dishonesty can be to a relationship. Without trust,…

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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…

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Moving from Resistance to Acceptance

It’s really hard to get anything out of treatment if you are resistant, argumentative, or have a sour attitude. In today’s podcast, Dr. Hal Baumchen will explain three critical areas of acceptance. He'll spend time with co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse discussing the importance of accepting the problem, accepting…

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Strategies to Control Spending and Shopping

Similar to last week's podcast, the focus of today's episode is how substance use disorders can also have some cross-addiction elements including shopping and extravagant spending. Dr. Hal will talk with Co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse about common factors leading to compulsive shopping issues, types of shopping addictions, and…

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Strategies to Control Problem Gambling

Many people who struggle with drug use also have other addictions; they may struggle with sexual addictions, food, workaholism, or gambling addictions. Some people who are in recovery end up trading one addiction for another. Today, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will be speaking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about…

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Relapse Prevention Success

Of course there are numerous things you should not do in order to keep your recovery program strong. Co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will be talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about the numerous things that you can do to prevent relapse from occurring. They will also discuss various ways…

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Transforming Your Thinking

In mental health problems, and in addiction, people often end up having pessimistic and negative thoughts and beliefs. In today’s podcast, co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will be talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about examining the thoughts and beliefs that influence our feelings and actions. Our thoughts and beliefs…

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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…

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Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure

As we go through life we are often irritated by people, annoyed by delays and frustrated when things don’t go our way. People with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems are not always the most patient people and probably have a very low tolerance for frustration And because of…

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Rebuilding Damaged Relationships in Recovery

Chemical dependency problems often come with hurt, betrayal and heartache and tear at the very fabric of a relationship. In today’s episode, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen and discuss specific strategies to acknowledge mistakes, begin the reconciliation process and rebuild a…

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Keeping Your Expectations High

In all of life, and in co-occurring disorder treatment, it is easy to have expectations that are unrealisticly high or too low. Unmet expectations can lead to frustration. The way we set our minds, our attitudes and our disposition will determine our satisfaction along the way. It is important to…

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Setting Realistic Expectations

Shouldn't we always expect the best? That sounds good, but it can lead us to have unreasonable expectations. It's hard to always be your best, and it is impossible to be perfect. Setting realistic expectations would mean having a good understanding that people make mistakes. On today’s podcast, join co-hosts…

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Philosophy Behind Effective Treatment

What makes treatment successful? What makes treatment work? On today’s podcast join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about what makes treatment helpful and effective. Curriculum and treatment programs vary greatly. Dr. Hal will discuss the key elements of his philosophy about treatment…

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Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

In today’s episode co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Treatment is designed to reduce symptoms and prevent relapse. Listen in as their discussion highlights ten important elements for effective treatment.  

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Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

The field of chemical dependency treatment is rapidly changing. Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen to better understand co-occurring disorders. As knowledge and learning increases, treatment methods can be adjusted and refined. Listen in on the discussion!  

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The Ten Essential Traits of Recovery (Part 2)

Transforming your character is rarely instantaneous or accidental. Dr. Hal Baumchen, with over thirty years of clinical experience, has discovered ten specific traits that help make long-lasting recovery possible. Join Dr. Hal, along with co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse, in this second podcast installment, as they talk through the…

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Managing Anger (Part 2)

This is the second segment in the two-part series on Managing Anger. Today co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about how to overcome aggressive tendencies. There are several helpful tips for managing angry emotions.  

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Recognizing Relapse Points (Part 2)

On today’s podcast, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they continue talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about recognizing relapse points. The focus of today's discussion is twelve areas where relapse is most common. Learn ways to reduce relapse potential, and improve your ability to plan ahead and avoid…

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Recognizing Relapse Points (Part 1)

In today’s episode co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about identifying situations and circumstances that might lead to relapse. To be successful in your recovery, it is essential to prevent the re-emergence of mental health and substance abuse symptoms. This can be accomplished by…

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Understanding Procrastination

Is procrastination the result of laziness or disorganization? Is it because we just don’t care? The fact is, many procrastinators are smart, hardworking, and capable. They just have trouble getting things done on time. On today’s podcast, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal…

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Managing Perfectionism

The relentless pursuit of impossible standards can rob you of the simple joys of living life. Achievements and accomplishments do not determine your value and worth. On today’s podcast, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about perfectionism, the variations, and practical ways…

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Developing Hope (Part 2)

Creating a hope-filled, positive, can-do attitude is important in establishing long-term recovery. Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they continue their discussion with Dr. Hal Baumchen about the importance and practical ways to develop a mindset of hope. Hope for the future will increase as you have positive…

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Developing Hope (Part 1)

Our topic today is gaining or restoring hope. Hope is a mindset and a belief. Developing hope is not a futile act of accumulating more wishful thinking and fantasy. Rather, it is a commitment to set realistic goals, receive help from others, change your attitude, and make improvements.  

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Destinations

At Journey to Recovery we believe that good treatment requires good resources. On today’s podcast, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about his newest book Destinations. This book is designed as a practical guide for overcoming addictions and improving mental health. Co-occurring…

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Overcoming Depression (Part 3)

Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen on the third and final segment about overcoming depression. It can be very difficult to wade through times of despair, discouragement, and depression. This podcast will again focus on key ways to boost your mood, overcome…

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Overcoming Depression (Part 2)

Join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they continue a discussion with Dr. Hal Baumchen about overcoming depression. Depression is a disturbance or disorder of one’s mood or emotional state it is characterized by persistent sadness, heaviness, darkness or feelings of emptiness. Today's podcast will include a discussion of…

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Overcoming Depression (Part 1)

On today’s program, Dr. Hal Baumchen, along with co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse, will discuss depression. This is a the beginning of a three-part series. They will discuss the nature of depression, statistics, and methods to treat depression. Be encouraged, there is hope and treatment options are available.  

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Becoming Intentional (Part 2)

Today, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse for the second part of this two-part series. Together with Dr. Hal Baumchen, they will discuss five additional key areas to be intentional with your time and effort, and by so, doing gain the long-term recovery you’ve always wanted. What does it…

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Becoming Intentional (Part 1)

Too often we find ourselves pushed off track by distractions and numerous interruptions. On today’s podcast, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they talk with Dr. Hal Baumchen about the five key areas in setting goals and learning to follow through with them, and how you can be…

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