Dual Recovery Anonymous

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The following are the 12 Steps of Dual Recovery Anonymous, which is often abbreviated as DRA. Dual Recovery Anonymous seeks to help men and women who experience a dual illness - who are chemically dependent and also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness. These illnesses affect all areas of their lives; physical, psychological, social, and spiritual.

For the steps below, you can click on the More button to read comments from books and websites about that step, or click on the Working button to read about or hear people working the given step, or click on the Videos button to see videos about the given step. We also have forums for discussing the 12 steps in general and each of the steps in particular.



We admitted we were powerless over our dual illness of chemical dependency and emotional or psychiatric illness - that our lives had become unmanageable.

Came to believe that a Higher Power of our understanding could restore us to sanity.

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our Higher Power, to help us to rebuild our lives in a positive and caring way.

Made a searching and fearless personal inventory of ourselves.

Admitted to our Higher Power, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our liabilities and our assets.

Were entirely ready to have our Higher Power remove all our liabilities.

Humbly asked our Higher Power to remove these liabilities and to help us to strengthen our assets for recovery.

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

Continued to take personal inventory and when wrong promptly admitted it, while continuing to recognize our progress in dual recovery.

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with our Higher Power, praying only for knowledge of our Higher Power's will for us and the power to carry that out.

Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to others who experience dual disorders and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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