We are a national publishing consulting, training, and media company specializing in behavior change.
Our products and services have served more than 4,000 organizations and 20 million individuals in the
					fields of substance abuse treatment, impaired driving, mental health, justice services,
					prevention education and healthcare.
Helping people make lasting, positive life change

Creators of Interactive Journaling®

Helping over 25 million individuals

Interactive Journaling® is a structured and experiential writing process designed to guide and motivate individuals through the process of behavior change

Interactive Journaling ® is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Our mission is to inspire and guide individuals to make choices that lead to healthier and happier lives.

The right material for the right topic.

Interactive Journaling® curricula are tailored for different fields, including addiction treatment, criminal justice, impaired driving, prevention and education, healthcare and more. They also are tailored for different subject areas and treatment intensities to match a participant’s identified needs and level of care.

Measurable results.

Interactive Journals provide consistency and structure throughout an organization's programming. They maximize staff time and minimize cost. Most important, they work. Participants develop practical tools for self-change, report an enhanced therapeutic alliance with their facilitators and demonstrate measurable improvement in outcomes.

We're in this together.

The Change Companies® continues to improve the design and delivery of its products by applying new research, end-user feedback, counselor and facilitator reviews and numerous follow-up studies. We are dedicated to finding solutions that work for you and your clients. If you ever want to talk, give us a call. A real person will be there to answer the phone.

No one needed to tell me what to do. By the time I finished the last Journal, I had put it in my own words.
Adolescent participant responding to Interactive Journaling®

About us

The Change Companies® has a mission of helping people change in positive ways. It starts with recognizing that change is not only possible, it’s inevitable.

A dynamic corporate culture doesn't just happen. It evolves. After 26 years of studying behavior change and assisting over 25 million individuals in improving their lives, a culture emerged at The Change Companies® that combines a sense of purpose with a sense of urgency. The Change Companies® is all about healthy, happy and productive employees. Each individual is encouraged to lead a balanced life: contributing to the good of their community, their family, their neighborhood and the corporate mission.

All change is self-change, and this self-change is a process, not an event.

What's New

The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions

Completely redesigned and updated from its 2001 edition, The ASAM Criteria applies the newest science in the field of addiction medicine, is compliant with the DSM-5 and incorporates a user-friendly functionality.

New content includes emerging areas of focus, such as gambling and tobacco use disorders, as well as population-specific sections, including working with older adults, persons in safety-sensitive occupations and persons in criminal justice settings.

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

Based on Motivational Interviewing, 3rd Edition, this two-part DVD set provides descriptions and demonstrations of the new four-process method of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a person centered-clinical style for strengthening personal motivation and commitment to change among treatment participants. The DVDs are accompanied by downloadable resources containing a detailed menu with commentary, and annotated transcripts of all 14 interviews.

Help people tap into their personal strengths, resources and support system.