DRA is an independent, self-help
organization. Our goal is to help men and women who experience a dual
illness. We are chemically dependent and we are also affected by an
emotional or psychiatric illness. Both illnesses affect us in all areas
of our lives; physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
The primary purpose of DRA is to help one
another achieve dual recovery, to prevent relapse, and to carry the
message of recovery to others who experience dual disorders.
DRA has two requirements for membership;
a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire
to manage our emotional or psychiatric illness in a healthy and
DRA is a nonprofessional self-help
program. There must always be a clear boundary separating the work of
DRA from the work of chemical dependency and mental health
professionals. The DRA fellowship has no opinion on matters of
diagnosis, treatment, medication, or other issues related to the
The DRA fellowship is not affiliated with
any other self-help organization or Twelve Step program. DRA has no
opinion on the way other groups address the problems of dual disorders
and dual recovery. We do not criticize the efforts of others.
The DRA Central Service Office will offer
support to others who wish to start DRA meetings and who wish to work
with other groups to carry the message.