Registration Form is for:
Any autonomous DRA
Group that bases its meetings on the Preamble, Twelve Steps, and Twelve
Traditions of Dual Recovery Anonymous. The meeting must be open to
all DRA members in the community and be managed and chaired by DRA members.
Please remember to update your registration
DRA's 5th, 6th, and
10th Traditions and the hard won experience of older 12 Step
organizations suggest that a DRA Group not be named after any
person (living or deceased), nor should it
imply affiliation or possible endorsement of any institution,
organization, sect or religion.
Recovery Anonymous is an autonomous organization with its own
World Services, published literature, copyrights,
trademarks, infrastructure, and Fellowship.
is strictly for meetings of the Dual Recovery Anonymous Fellowship. We do
not list Double Trouble in Recovery, Dual Diagnosis Anonymous, or
meetings of any other organization. Due to our Tradition of
non-affiliation and to help limit confusion in the public at
large, DRA Groups do not incorporate the words "Double Trouble"
or "Dual Diagnosis" in the group's name.
DRA Groups and DRA World Services are self-supporting.
In order to continue to carry the message throughout the world,
DRA Groups send about one quarter of the Group's donations to
DRA World Services, PO Box 8708, Prairie Village KS, 66208.
Required Fields in BOLD
CLOSED OR OPEN
OPEN: An open meeting is held for DRA members, and
individuals who are concerned about their personal recovery.
In addition, it is also open for non DRA members to attend.
For example, an open meeting may be attended by a family
member or friend of someone in DRA. An open meeting might also
be attended by someone who is looking for help for a loved one
or friend who is affected by a dual disorder. An open meeting
also provides a good opportunity for the fellowship to carry
the message to others who may not have another means of
learning about DRA.
In no way does this open a meeting up to other than DRA’s Primary Purpose or remove it from the guidance of DRA’s Preamble, Steps, and Traditions. 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.
CLOSED: A closed meeting is held for DRA members and
individuals who are concerned about their own personal
recovery. There may be members who only feel comfortable
talking about their dual recovery in a group setting that is
attended by other DRA members. There may also be
individuals who are concerned about their confidentiality.
Those individuals want their dual recovery and participation
to remain a private matter. Anonymity is the right of every
DRA member and must be respected at all times.
Being a CLOSED DRA Meeting does NOT mean “for patients and clients only”. If an activity is for patients and clients only, it cannot be registered or advertised as a DRA Meeting. All DRA 12-Step Meetings, whether declared OPEN or CLOSED, are always open to members of DRA from the community and the Fellowship at large.
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To report problems with this form or to contact
the webmaster directly with your meeting information contact:
You are always welcome to update your existing meeting information
without filling out the entire form by sending us a plain e-mail.
Just make sure to be specific enough so we know for certain which
group you are talking about and exactly what information has changed
addresses are listed on the meeting list by use of internal
scripts and are generated on the fly to protect them from commercial
misuse and harvesting by bulk e-mailers. Names are used in the form
of, first with last initial, even when the whole name is submitted
on the form. Group mailing addresses are not made public and
addresses are never sold, traded, or given to anyone. They are for
World Services Office use only.
INSTITUTIONAL & SERVICE PROVIDER USE OF DRA:
or Service Provider may decide to have members of their staff conduct dual recovery
support sessions. The staff may use the DRA Meeting Format and
facilitate discussions about the Steps. Those particular
activities would be referred to as "DRA Educational Sessions" or
In-House Dual Recovery Support Sessions. Sessions of that nature
are a part of the institution’s treatment program or services and are
clearly not the same as DRA 12-Step Fellowship Meetings.
|COOPERATION: Dual Recovery Anonymous strives to work with organizations such as mental health and substance abuse service providers in the spirit of cooperation, not affiliation or endorsement. DRA must always maintain its autonomy and independence from the professional community, advocacy organizations, and the various service providers that are designed to meet the needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders. There must always
be a clear boundary separating the work of DRA from the work of chemical dependency and mental health professionals.
Institutions & Service Providers should be cautioned that the DRA name, logos, crest, and documents, are the copyrighted, and/or trademarked property of Dual Recovery Anonymous World Services Inc. They may NOT be used in any way that may suggest an endorsement by or affiliation with Dual Recovery Anonymous. DRA copyrighted materials and/or trademarked names, phrases, and logos may not be used in conjunction with any outside enterprise, commercial
organization, or affiliated in any way with non-DRA use.
Group Service Numbers are a new concept that DRA World Services is phasing in
beginning in the Spring of 2003. These numbers will help protect the integrity
of our meeting list information in several ways. When your Group's meeting
is registered for the first time, we will supply you with a Group Service Number. From then on, when you need to update or modify your meeting(s)
information, you will enter your Group's Service Number. Since this number is
not widely known or made public, the chances of abuse of our online
meeting registration system is greatly minimized. As our Fellowship
continues to grow, your Group Service Number will help insure that our staff
knows exactly what Groups or meetings we are dealing with as this number
will be totally unique for each DRA Group or meeting set. This number will
also be useful for Group Representative's
and giving each DRA Group a voice in matters affecting the DRA
Some DRA Groups hold several meetings per week. If the same Group
Conscience is applied to all its meetings, then only one Group Service Number is needed. If you wish to set up separate numbers
for each of your Group's DRA meetings, for instance when they all have
different sets of service workers and act as an autonomous Group
though they use the same name, please let us know in the comments
section of the form.