Dual RecoveryRecovery is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organizations for people with a dual diagnosis. These organizations' goal is to help men and women experience a double illness. Who are chemically dependent, and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Both diseases affect us in all areas of our lives; physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
It's based on a principle of 12 step self-help
programs that men and women in RecoveryRecovery with a dual diagnosis experience. The Dual recovery program helps participants recover from both chemical dependency and emotional or psychiatric illness by focusing on preventing relapse and actively improving the quality of life. In a mutual support community, they avoid the risks that lead back to alcohol and drug use and reduce our emotional or psychiatric illness symptoms. There are only two requirements for membership:
• A desire to quit using alcohol or other intoxicating drugs.
• The urge to manage the emotional or psychiatric illness healthily and constructively.
The Twelve Steps of Self-Help Dual Recovery Support are designed to help members in several ways:
Acceptance: patient care made to accept the dual disorder of chemical dependency and emotional or psychiatric illness and to get the need to develop and practice a personal program for dual RecoveryRecovery that focuses on RecoveryRecovery from both illnesses.
Identify Assets and Liabilities: Dual self-help recovery support helps in personal assets (attitudes, actions, and experiences) that can strengthen dual RecoveryRecovery. Identify the personal liabilities (perspectives, activities, and experiences) that pose a risk for dual RecoveryRecovery.
Mend Relationships: Dual self-help recovery supports people who have been negatively affected by a dual diagnosis member's second disorder and, through dual RecoveryRecovery, work to mend those relationships.
Help: Dual self-help recovery support helps a patient identify a source of help and decide to use that source of service for dual RecoveryRecovery. That source of help may be referred to as a Higher Power or any other term that feels comfortable.
Change: Dual self-help recovery support helps with a personal source of help (Higher Power) to strengthen the individual assets for dual RecoveryRecovery and remove the personal liabilities that pose a risk for dual RecoveryRecovery
Maintain Dual Recovery and Prevent Relapse: It endeavours to strengthen personal assets for dual RecoveryRecovery and remove personal liabilities that pose a risk for relapse by working with a unique help source (Higher Power).
Help Others: Dual self-help recovery support helps others who experience dual disorders see how dual RecoveryRecovery is possible.
The Goals of Dual Recovery
The goals for self-help dual RecoveryRecovery are similar for everyone, whether you're seeking help for the first time or coming back to try again. And the gaol includes:
• stop the pain and confusion caused by the symptoms of the illnesses, the consequences and problems the symptoms create, and the ineffective means of coping with them
• maintain a safe recovery and prevent relapse
• improve the quality of the patient's life and living
Dual recovery members are encouraged to build an active personal support network. That network may include support from chemical dependency or mental health treatment facilities, medical or social service professionals, and spiritual or religious assistance in addition to other 12 step or self-help groups. Dual RecoveryRecovery has no opinion on how the different groups address dual disorders or dual RecoveryRecovery. They do not offer specific treatment forms for the various types of emotional or psychiatric illnesses that affect patients. However, they are encouraged to share their personal experiences regarding how one could learn to cope with their symptoms by applying the 12 steps in their daily lives.
In recent years several new dual RecoveryRecovery twelve-step fellowships have been created. Currently, the fellowships continue to grow and are increasing by day worldwide. Today, meetings are held in both community and agency settings in the United States, Canada and other countries. The purpose of this series is to provide information that may help programs incorporate dual recovery models and twelve-step concepts while developing working relationships with dual recovery fellowships.
Some identified literature references discussed five reasons for establishing new dual recovery organizations, identified the new fellowships, and presented their twelve steps, in addition to their contact information.
Readers are advised to contact each fellowship to learn about their approach to dual RecoveryRecovery.
Others described dual self-help recovery as integrating the skills to manage two illnesses and the personal recovery process. The role of personal RecoveryRecovery related to dual disorders and opportunities to support that process is explored. Self-help recovery provides a foundation to discuss dual RecoveryRecovery twelve-step concepts in future articles.
Dual RecoveryRecovery is an ongoing process of effectively recovering from mental illness and chemical dependency. As necessary, it is a process of recovering oneself and his/her ability to hope, cope and heal as they improve their inner quality of life.
In dual RecoveryRecovery, each person learns how to incorporate two aspects or levels equally essential and interrelated. The dual levels include their skills to manage the illnesses and their RecoveryRecovery. The process of personal RecoveryRecovery may play a vital role in initiating and maintaining dual RecoveryRecovery by motivating to control both diseases together.
The recovery concept appears to be addressed indirectly as a “quality of life” issue. It is frequently limited to ideas such as a “standard of living” and the “level of ability to function”. However, the recovery concept has focused on chemical dependency treatment and the twelve-step recovery movement for a long time.
It has also become a focus of mental health support services and the mental health consumer self-help movement.
A comprehensive review and comparison are beyond the scope of this material. They do share common central themes that have significance for self-help dual recovery.
The self-help recovery process is more than learning how to manage illnesses. For each person, RecoveryRecovery is a unique process and a memorable experience. Recovery is multidimensional and encompasses numerous features identified within two domains.
Inside World Self-awareness and inner experience; their perceptions of themselves, i.e., self-image and self-esteem, personal dignity and self-respect, self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation, self-determination and sense of empowerment; hope that RecoveryRecovery and a positive quality of life are believable and feasible.
Outside World Personal relationships with their family of origin, peers, partners, spouse, and children; relationships in the community, school, employment, leisure; support resources.
. The ImpactImpact of mental illness poses challenges to self-help recovery. Self-help recovery from the illness's consequences is sometimes more difficult than RecoveryRecovery from the illness itself. An inability to perform valued tasks and roles, and the resultant loss of self-esteem, are substantial barriers.
Recovery may be further challenged by factors like the person's dual disorder, which may undermine their self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation. Both factors have been associated with reason to change addictive behaviours.
Several themes from the recovery concept do have significance for dual RecoveryRecovery. a.Recovery with illness.
b. Recovery Recovery from the ImpactImpact of illness.
c. RecoveryRecovery beyond condition.
A dual disorder is a unique experience for each person. A dual disorder's dynamics may impact both their perception of themselves and their level of skills to effectively function and relate to other people. The ImpactImpact may be significant and lasting, posing challenges to RecoveryRecovery. This ImpactImpact may be explored within an expanded framework of dual disorders, identifying two interacting levels: the presence of symptoms, chemical dependency, and psychiatric illness and the process of accumulating ImpactImpact to personal recovery needs.
The ongoing investigation interaction between the two levels and the potential to impact personal recovery needs may be illustrated as follows:
A dual disorder develops and progresses over time as the symptoms of both chemical dependency and psychiatric illness affect each person's inner experience (Inside World) and events in their life (Outside World).
Accumulating ImpactImpact Frequently, people in dual RecoveryRecovery describe having en-countered similar feelings and experiences, although their choice of intoxicating drugs and psychiatric symptoms differ.
Despite their differences, however, they have realized that party have much in common. Each illness has symptoms that interfere with their ability to function effectively and relate to themselves and others. Their impaired functioning has created a series of problems and consequences for them, and they have responded by trying to protect themselves in unhealthy ways. The way they coped with feelings and issues very often became self-defeating or self-destructive. They learned to adapt to their illnesses and live with them rather than seek help until they found dual RecoveryRecovery.
People are often affected by chemical dependency and psychiatric illness over an extended period. As a result, the ImpactImpact on both their recovery needs and the challenges to the personal RecoveryRecovery may be significant and long-lasting.
The role of Self-help recovery in dual RecoveryRecovery is that each person integrates their skills to manage both illnesses and their RecoveryRecovery. Developing and using skills to handle both illnesses together effectively is a fundamental level of dual RecoveryRecovery in many respects, like reducing the risk of chemical dependency relapse; mitigate the reoccurrence of psychiatric symptoms; reduce the severity of persistent psychiatric symptoms. By managing both illnesses together, a person may experience more excellent stability, which leads to increased opportunities to pursue personal RecoveryRecovery. In turn, self-help recovery may increase motivation to manage both illnesses to enhance and protect opportunities to improve their quality of life.
Designing a self-recovery support system framework may be a starting point in dual RecoveryRecovery. The framework may incorporate recovery concepts and identify opportunities to recover from the ImpactImpact of their dual disorder. Second is the need to heal beyond their dual condition. It is essential to recognize that RecoveryRecovery is multidimensional and many of those dimensions are interrelated. As RecoveryRecovery occurs in one area of a person's life, the process may positively influence additional areas. Therefore, Self-help recovery support systems may incorporate many strategies.
Integrating Perceptions and Skills; Self-help recovery support systems may incorporate an approach to focus on interrelated awareness and skills. Each person may learn beneficial ways to develop and maintain their positive perceptions of themselves and their skills to improve and broaden multiple levels of their quality of life. Their positive perceptions directly influence their motivation to pursue new goals, engage in activities, and develop new skills.
Their positive perceptions of themselves may have a direct effect in two ways. First, perceptions influence self-efficacy in their ability to meet challenges successfully. Second, perceptions influence intrinsic motivation or purpose directed behaviour. Their reason is based on three factors, which include :
a.Their perception of personal freedom and choice,
b.Their awareness of potential satisfaction, and
c. Their expectation of positive outcomes. Developing positive perceptions provides a foundation for self-help recovery, new direction, and new dual recovery goals.
Each person may begin learning and using new skills to pursue new goals. The process of developing and maintaining new skills for RecoveryRecovery is an equally vital aspect of self-help recovery. As each person grows and uses new skills, they increase their opportunities to achieve progress in dual RecoveryRecovery and meet various challenges successfully. By using their skills, achieving progress, and meeting recovery goals, they have a chance to validate and reinforce their positive perceptions of themselves.
In conclusion, self-help recovery may be the driving force at the heart of the dual recovery process. The current recognition and growth of dual recovery self-help fellowships may be related to their ability to provide ongoing support for the operation of personal RecoveryRecovery
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