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©

1

Evaluation

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.
2

Education

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.
3

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.
4

Relapse Prevention

Minimizes the frequency, impact and duration of a relapse. Clients learn their own warning signs and develop a personalized relapse prevention plan.
5

Maintenance

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.