The Dual Disorders Recovery Book: A Twelve Step Program for Those of Us with Addiction and an Emotional or Psychiatric Illness

The Dual Disorders Recovery Book: A Twelve Step Program for Those of Us with Addiction and an Emotional or Psychiatric Illness

The Dual Disorders Recovery Book: A Twelve Step Program for Those of Us with Addiction and an Emotional or Psychiatric Illness

This compelling book, written for those of us with an addiction and a psychiatric illness, provides a source of information and support throughout our recovery. Personal stories offer experience, strength, and hope as well as expert advice. The book offers information on how Steps 1-5 apply specifically to us. An appendix includes a “Blueprint for Recovery,” the meeting format of Dual Recovery Anonymous, and self-help resources.

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  1. Patrick said,

    Wrote on March 28, 2012 @ 8:52 am

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    The Missing Piece of the Puzzle, August 16, 2000
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    Patrick (Metairie, LA United States) –

    This review is from: The Dual Disorders Recovery Book: A Twelve Step Program for Those of Us with Addiction and an Emotional or Psychiatric Illness (Paperback)

    Wow! This book is fantastic!

    I spent years in recovery from substance abuse ignoring or minimizing my mood disorder. And never understood why I was clean, sober and miserable. And unfortunately many of the well-meaning people in A.A. and gave me some incorrect information. “You’re having a dry drunk”, “Medication is a crutch,” “You need to work the steps harder”.

    Even after I realized that there was another illness that I was powerless over, it took me years to begin to understand how the two illnesses were entwined. This book has proved an essential tool in my recovery. It is laid out much like the Big Book of AA and focusses on recovery through the 12 Steps and Fellowship.

    Many of us have even gotten together to form a group of Dual Recovery Anonomous – where we study The Dual Disorders Recovery Book. We’re still active in AA but have gotten so much out the extra information and guidance provided by this book.

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  2. Joseph Dittmer "jjdittmer" said,

    Wrote on March 28, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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    Thoughts have a place in our lives, December 18, 2004
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    Joseph Dittmer “jjdittmer” (Cleveland, Ohio United States) –
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    This review is from: The Dual Disorders Recovery Book: A Twelve Step Program for Those of Us with Addiction and an Emotional or Psychiatric Illness (Paperback)

    While a certain reviewer of this book thinks it is somewhat helpful, he chides readers to stay away from any presentation purporting to say that Cognitive Behavior therapy is the least bit helpful for people with depression or addictions. He states that ‘thinking’ has nothing to do with depression. He apparently spends all his time reading books to write reviews (222 that I counted)and ignores the scientific literature. This book is based on science and offers a format which is easily understandable. I highly recommend it.

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  3. Cheryl L. Boswell said,

    Wrote on March 28, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Full of insightful, firsthand knowledge and help, October 14, 2009
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    Cheryl L. Boswell (Hammond, LA USA) –
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    This review is from: The Dual Disorders Recovery Book: A Twelve Step Program for Those of Us with Addiction and an Emotional or Psychiatric Illness (Paperback)

    My daughter has a dual diagnosis, and I bought this book for her. She read it and says it has helped her to understand her problems, and to help herself. If she believes it has helped her then my money has been well spent. She has urged me to read it, and I am just now reading it. It is very well written, and I look forward to understanding this most complicated set of mental health problems.

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