Personal Stories of Dual Recovery

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Personal Stories

DRA World Services Central Office would like to hear your stories of  experience, strength, and hope, in dual recovery. We would like to assemble a collection of our member’s stories for this web site, possible use in The DRA Vision, or other as yet undetermined future DRA publications. The stories of  DRA members offer believable hope to those who are still struggling and help ease the pain, fear, and isolation newcomers may feel as they begin their journey in dual recovery.

Please mail your stories to the World Services Central Office marked as a submission for the web site.

The stories must follow the Tradition of anonymity at the level of public media so use only a first name with a last initial or a pseudonym.

We reserve the right to edit submissions for punctuation, spelling, and issues of anonymity and non-affiliation as stated in our Traditions. We can not guarantee that all submissions will be used. All submissions become the property of  Dual Recovery Anonymous.

Main Stories:

Patrick's Story

Patrick's Story

I knew I needed “something” more so began researching dual recovery.

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Carol's Story

Carol's Story

I really love the freedom that recovery is giving me.

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Penny's Story

Penny's Story

Now I look foreword to waking up in the morning.

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Bright's Story

Bright's Story

We learned why people in dual recovery need each other.

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Vicky's Story

Vicky's Story

Finally, someone understands me!!!

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Bill's Story

Bill's Story

Today my life is Real! Today my life, along with all the symptoms of my psychiatric illness, is controllable.

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Brian's Story

Brian's Story

Today I am working, feeling better about myself, and trying to reach out to help others.

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Shaun's Story

Shaun's Story

I am learning to be gentle with myself, allowing myself time to take breaks, to “regroup” and recover.

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Val's Story

Val's Story

I learned that there are programs and supports to help people like me with my dual recovery.

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Tim H's Story

Tim H's Story

DRA continues to offer me believable hope, direction to follow, the support of other people, and a way to continue the process of inner healing and growth.

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Mike K's Story

Mike K's Story

DRA takes recovery, honesty, and acceptance to another level, dimension, or stage…

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Ed's Story

Ed's Story

Once I started taking medication for my bipolar disease, I became balanced; my mood swings were less severe.

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Mandy's Story

Mandy's Story

DRA feels like home to me because it addresses issues that other fellowships do not.

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Annie's Story

Annie's Story

Recovery is about sharing and giving back what I have learned in these programs and my life. 

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Steve's Story

Steve's Story

One of the best therapeutic tools I have at my disposal is my own experience with 12-Step recovery.

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Jeanne's Story

Jeanne's Story

I found that the Twelve Steps were the most important steps of my life.

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Andy's Story

Andy's Story

Remembering to focus on the Principles and Concepts of the12 Steps of DRA

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Submit Your Story

Submit Your Story

Please click on the link below to submit your story of dual recovery on this site.

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