The Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© (DDRP) was co-developed by Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC to assist individuals and their families dealing with mental health issues, substance use disorders, and/or process additions like pornography, gaming, gambling, overeating and shoplifting.

The DDRP incorporates age-appropriate, phase-specific treatment for any stage in recovery. Each phase includes focus on four main areas:

  • Recovery/Sobriety
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Primary Support
  • Education/Employment

Insight Into Action Therapy also maintains a network of referral resources including detox, intensive outpatient programs, sober living, and residential facilities to provide the best results from the DDRP.

5 Phases of the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program©



The DDRP starts with a clinical interview followed by standardized measurement tools, drug screen, Breathalyzer, coordination with involved professionals and referral to appropriate treatment levels.


DDRP helps clients and families self-assess and learn the signs, symptoms and solutions for behaviors that brought them into treatment. Education helps clients and families make healthier choices regarding behaviors, thus reducing consequences.

Primary Treatment

Often the longest and most intensive part of the DDRP, this phase may include group, individual, family or couples counseling, and drug/alcohol screening. Rather than a specific amount of time, successful completion is based upon progress in the four areas of recovery/sobriety; mental and physical health; primary support; and education/employment.

Relapse Prevention

Minimizes the frequency, impact and duration of a relapse. Clients learn their own warning signs and develop a personalized relapse prevention plan.


Those who complete treatment through this phase have higher rates of success. May include periodic individual or family sessions and drug/alcohol screening.
Each phase focuses on four main areas:

  • Recovery / Sobriety
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Primary Support
  • Education / Employment

If we are not the right fit, we have a network of referrals including detox, intensive outpatient programs, and residential facilities.

For more information, please refer to the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program: The Handbook for Recovery©.

How the DDRP Differs From other Drug/Alcohol Treatment Programs:

  • Our therapists are experts who receive ongoing training. Collaborating with a treatment team, they use evidenced-based models tailored to fit your needs.
  • We understand that not everybody who drinks or uses drugs is an alcoholic or addict. We rely on the Spectrum of Substance Use to determine the different levels of treatment.
  • We do not require 12-Step Recovery meetings, believing that they are not appropriate for everyone.
  • Our goal is to help you find a balance in your lifestyle, and to help you deal with the many ways substance use affects you, your family, your job, and your mental and physical health.