Personal Stories

This section contains some of Dual Recovery Anonymous’™ founding member’s personal recovery stories.

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Personal Stories

Dual Recovery Anonymous World Services Central Office is eager to showcase your journey and achievements in dual recovery.

We’re gathering compelling stories from both DRA members and our supportive community.

These narratives may be featured on our website, in ‘The DRA Vision’, or in future DRA publications, offering hope and understanding to those embarking on their own path to recovery.

You have two convenient ways to share your story:

  1. Email Submission: Send your stories directly to the World Services Central Office, marked for website submission.
  2. Online Submission: For a more hands-on approach, you can submit your stories directly through our website. Simply register, log in, and navigate to the ‘User Dashboard’ by clicking on the ‘My Account’ link in the header of this site. Here, you’ll find a link to submit your personal stories.

Please remember to respect our Tradition of anonymity in public media by using only your first name and last initial or a pseudonym.

Note that submissions may be edited for grammar, spelling, and adherence to our principles of anonymity and non-affiliation.

While we can’t guarantee the use of every story, all submissions will become the property of Dual Recovery Anonymous. We look forward to hearing your inspiring stories!

Main Dual Recovery Stories:

Patrick's Story

I knew I needed "something" more so began researching dual recovery.

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Carol's Story

I really love the freedom that recovery is giving me.

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Penny's Story

Now I look foreword to waking up in the morning.

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Bright's Story

We learned why people in dual recovery need each other.

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Vicky's Story

Finally, someone understands me!

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Bill's Story

Today my life is Real! 

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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

I am learning to be gentle with myself, & allowing myself time to take breaks.

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Val's Story

I learned that there are dual diagnosis programs and they supports my dual recovery.

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Tim H's Story

DRA continues to offer me believable hope, direction to follow, & the support.

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Mike K's Story

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

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Ed's Story

Once I started taking medication for my bipolar disease, & I became balanced.

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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

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

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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

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

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Andy's Story

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

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Submit Your Story

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

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