Recovery Boot Camp integrated Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery, a groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) program designed to help reduce recidivism and improve overall outcomes for inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Developed by Dr. Phil McGraw and Jay McGraw, and recently introduced on his #1 rated national talk show, Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery VR program will add an influence to our patients’ lives in the form of Dr. Phil himself –his distinctive voice delivered from exclusive locations that our patients would never normally have access to, including on-stage at his show and sitting with him in his private office. With more than 45 years of experience working in the mental health profession and addiction recovery, Dr. Phil understands like no one else what it takes for someone to make a drastic change in the direction of their life.

A Path to Recovery

About Dr. Phil McGraw:

Dr. Phil McGraw, perhaps the most well-known mental health professional in the world, is the host of the leader in daytime talk, Dr. Phil . Launched in 2002, Dr. Phil provides the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television. For 15 years, Dr. Phil McGraw has used the show’s platform to make psychology accessible and understandable to the general public by addressing important personal and social issues.

With a strong commitment to research, and the assistance of leading scholars and behavioral scientists, Dr. Phil McGraw educates viewers about state-of-the-art and evidence-based treatment options for many of the most challenging problems faced by individuals, couples and families. His unique dedication to families and children is legend to the millions of people around the world who watch his show and read his books. Dr. Phil’s work was recognized by the American Psychological Association in 2006 as they honored him with a presidential citation. Dr. Phil McGraw is the author of nine #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages, with over 33 million copies in print.

Dr. Phil earned a B.A. from Midwestern State University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas, which was followed by a year of post-doctoral training in Forensic Psychology at The Wilmington Institute.

About Jay McGraw:

Jay McGraw is the Emmy® Award-winning creator and executive producer of the syndicated series The Doctors, as well as president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Stage 29 Productions.
Jay McGraw is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Doctor on Demand, the successful tele-medicine app that has changed the way people interact with doctors. The app allows fast, easy and cost-effective video visit access to some of the best doctors, psychologists, and other healthcare providers in the country. He is also CEO of Ghost Mountain Books, Inc., a publishing company that specializes in health, wellness and lifestyle authors and content that has released numerous bestselling titles since its launch in 2012. He is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author, having penned six books. Jay holds a law degree from Southern Methodist University and a psychology degree from University of Texas.
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What is Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery?

Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery is a powerful new tool in the fight against addiction. It is a virtual reality (VR) program in which individuals at drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities can feel as though they’re actually face-to-face with Dr. Phil. (And, if you ask anyone who has ever been seated across from him, they’ll tell you it was quite a wake-up call!)

What does the program entail?

The program is comprised of 29 total exercises. Each exercise has two parts:
1) First, you will have a virtual “sit-down” with Dr. Phil, during which you will learn the keys to identifying and achieving the kind of life you really want. You’ll leave these sessions feeling as though you just had an eye-opening and insightful conversation about your life with Dr. Phil.
2) Next, there’s an in-depth workbook exercise that will help you hone in on specific aspects of your life and way of thinking. You’ll then discuss your answers with facility counselors.

How does it work?

Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery is not a standalone recovery program; it is an enhancement to in-patient drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Designed specifically for those struggling with addiction, it represents the culmination of more than four decades of experience Dr. Phil has working in the mental health profession and addiction recovery. It is meant to help people confront all of the problems in their life (not limited to addiction), identify the causes, and start working toward permanent solutions.

What virtual reality technology does it use?

We provide our patients with state-of-the-art headsets that we feel deliver the most realistic and comfortable experience for users. As the technology changes, we will continue to utilize the best products on the market.


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