Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) is the only evidence-based peer support group created for those with co-occurring disorders. DTR offers a forum for people who have a substance use disorder as well as mental illness to address the challenges and issues specific to them in an understanding, inclusive atmosphere.
Many DTR groups are formed through the encouragement of professionals who recognise peer support as a critical tool in a client's recovery management. Yet, these groups are designed to flourish as the result of peer leadership.
Informative and easy-to-follow, How to Start a Double Trouble in Recovery Group provides the information and resources professionals need to help clients establish and maintain DTR groups in their community, including
an explanation of the benefits of integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders and the critical role of peer support in an individual's recovery continuum of care
an in-depth look at the principles and practices of the Twelve Step recovery model
proven guidance in identifying and training peer leaders, providing meeting spaces and materials, and ongoing maintenance of established groups
reproducible materials (on a CD-ROM) that include pamphlets on starting a group and the role of sponsorship, a meeting script, a sample meeting notice, and posters of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of DTR
Enhance your professional and peer leader training with Starting and Running a Double Trouble in Recovery Group, a Hazelden DVD that walks you through the benefits and functionality of DTR groups, and shows groups in action.