About Us

Building A Framework For Change

What We Do

Our Story

Marc Schmallen developed our original tools from his own experience. Marc saw that many of his peers dearly wanted a fresh start but lacked basic skills necessary to succeed. Working with experts in recovery, enforcement, and data management, he created an integrated system that allows those seeking recovery to self-direct and self-report, while allowing counselors and administrators to maximize success and streamline accountability.

When addiction takes someone all the way down, the situation can look pretty hopeless. And we know people can feel just as hopeless even when their outsides look pretty good. People need a few things to make change possible: tools, time, hope — and desire. We help people learn how to enact change in their lives.

The more we interacted with recovery partners in treatment and corrections, the more we saw that they felt as disempowered and overwhelmed by all the paperwork as their clients. We realized that we couldn’t fix one problem without fixing the other – that the same tools that would empower people to seek their own recovery needed to free their administrators and treatment professionals from the paperwork that ruled their lives, too.

What we do

Choice Recovery Path creates physical and digital tools to empower clients to take charge of their own recovery – while reducing the administrative burden for recovery partners in treatment, corrections and compliance settings.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower people to take ownership of their recovery while streamlining accountability management process for administrators.

We have learned through personal and professional experience that these are goals are highly compatible. The same tools that help clients understand and meet their responsibilities give administrators the kind of data they need most.

From our paper Progress Boards to our apps, there is synergy between the front end experience for the client and the back en experience in the office. We’re not creating passive tracking or surveillance tools, but rather a means for clients to organize and self-report the steps they take toward their own recovery.

Clients input their data using non-coercive life training tools that encourage participation and self-reporting. Our tools provide opportunities for client empowerment and skill building, and encourage active compliance. Accurate reporting tools eliminate falsification.

The app makes it easy to pinpoint relapse prevention markers for early intervention. Returning citizen transition planning and structuring tools help those leaving institutional settings to build a sustainable future and reduce recidivism. Active engagement – and usefulness to the client – keeps clients engaged with the software even after supervision ends.