Daniel Hochman, MD

Through his private practice and as a consultant for several addiction treatment facilities, Daniel Hochman, MD has helped thousands of people suffering with addiction learn how to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

“I have always been fascinated about what actually causes human suffering to progress or continue. Self Recovery draws on my medical training as a physician, my psychological expertise as a psychiatrist, and research from 1,000s of studies to provide a holistic approach to addiction care that works.” 

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As a leader in the addiction field, Dr. Hochman has been invited to train and speak for a range of organizations, including Whole Foods and NAADAC, the largest organization for addiction-focused healthcare professionals. His NAADAC lecture remains the most attended in its history.


Dr. Hochman attended the University of Texas in Austin where he received two degrees with Honors, and the All-American Scholar Collegiate Award. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he received the Global Healthcare Scholarship to pursue his interest in indigent care in Latin America. He completed his residency in Denver at the University of Colorado. There he was chosen to serve as Chief Resident, and was awarded the Psychiatry Academic Achievement Award. He is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Hochman has worked in and taught addiction in a range of clinical settings, including: private addiction rehabs, outpatient addiction clinics, an academic rehab center (CeDAR: Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation), Department of Defense programs (Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System).

Dr. Hochman regularly trains and speaks for addiction facilities, hospitals, and professional organizations to advance addiction care. He supervises at University of Texas Dell Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, and has a private practice where he treats addiction cases that have not fully responded to other forms of treatment. Dr. Hochman is the Past President of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, which he enjoys as a way of serving the community in creative ways beyond the clinical setting.

Not so serious things about Dr. Hochman

He enjoys breakfast tacos, inflatable kayaking, traveling to Latin America, and the view from the bottom of mountains more than from the top. He is a fan of Seinfeld and the Broncos. He doesn’t like closed-minded people, mosquitoes, or chopped liver.

Client Notes

More than anything, you helped me feel like I am “okay.” You have a gift of setting me at ease with your warmth and accepting nature, but you back that up with the concepts you teach so I can actually let go of the shame I’ve carried forever.

I cannot recommend Self Recovery highly enough! It’s been a joy working through the program, and the results have been life-changingly positive.

Dr. Hochman gets it! I’ve already been diagnosed with so many things before. All that did was name my illness. What Self Recovery did is help me finally understand how it developed, and give me exercises to retrain my brain to become the person I dreamed of.

Giving back to our community

A portion of all Self Recovery enrollment fees goes back to the community struggling to enter addiction treatment. We also believe in helping to take care of the root of the issue by giving talks, consulting with other organizations, and building community with other like-minded organizations. If you are an organization or community that would like to form a stronger web to fight addiction, please contact us at hello@selfrecovery.org and we would be excited to speak to you.