The Change Companies

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Interactive Journaling®: An evidence-based solution

ASAM placement criteria

“Interactive Journaling® finds the right balance of the structure of EBPs with the central importance of the therapeutic alliance to enhance positive self-change.” 

— Dr. David Mee-Lee - Chief Editor of the ASAM Criteria, 3rd edition, Board-certified Psychiatrist

How does a facility deliver individualized care and maintain consistency to service delivery, all while keeping program participants engaged and focused on their change goals? The evidence-based approach of Interactive Journaling® can help. Used by over 25 million people in 5,000 agencies nationwide, Interactive Journaling® is a structured and experiential writing approach that guides participants toward positive life change. It is compatible with the ASAM dimensions and has underpinnings in motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, expressive writing and the transtheoretical model of behavior change.

The Change Companies®' curricula is used in many behavior change fields, including substance use treatment, justice services, healthcare, mental health and impaired driving.

Please contact us for a free consultation on Interactive Journaling® at 888-889-8866


Keep It Direct and Simple Journal System
The Keep It Direct and Simple approach highlights core concepts appropriate for the adolescent using a nonjudgmental focus on positive, strength-based strategies
ASAM criteria for substance use

The Change Companies® collaborates with leading researchers, innovative program managers and service providers to stay on the cutting edge of behavior change science and application models.

Work with us to select Journals that support your participants’ needs. You’ll find a fit for any program based on the transtheoretical model of change, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to substance misuse treatment.

Want to know more about implementing Interactive Journaling® in your substance misuse treatment program? We would love to help!