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In peer support groups, people in recovery provide knowledge, share experiences, and offer emotional and social help to others facing similar situations.

Related article: Twelve Steps and the Dually Diagnosed

These groups focus on helping people
who have co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnoses.

DTR logoDouble Trouble in Recovery

DTR is a Twelve Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope so that they may help others recover from addiction and manage their mental disorders.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

DRA is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step fellowship for people with a dual diagnosis. Find a DRA meeting near you

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

DDA is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on dual diagnosis.

Other groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA is a Twelve Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Find an AA meeting near you

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon is a Twelve Step fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Emotions Anonymous
EA is a Twelve Step fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties.

Los Angeles Recovery Guide
Complete Aftercare Support Team (CAST) helps individuals transition into independent living and long-term recovery after an inpatient treatment program or relapse. CAST's Los Angeles Recovery Guide is a comprehensive directory of sober events in the Los Angeles area.

Narcotics Anonymous
NA is a Twelve Step fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used.
Find an NA meeting near you

Nar-Anon Family Groups
Nar-Anon is a Twelve Step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

 
Handouts

Living with Co-occurring Disorders and Mental Health DisordersLiving with Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders includes exercises to introduce readers to the early stages of recovery. Download the worksheets

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