Introduction to Dual Anon
Dual Anon is an independent, non-professional Twelve Step self-help program of recovery for families of people who experience a dual disorder of chemical dependency and emotional or psychiatric illness.
The dual disorder of one family member can have a significant impact on the lives of the other family members. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and supportive setting in weekly meetings, where we can share our strength and believable hope with each other while learning to apply the Twelve Steps in our daily lives. Together we learn new coping skills and our lives begin to improve. It is possible to regain a sense of well-being. There are solutions that help us find serenity. We can find a new sense of freedom and inner peace.
Sound too good to be true? Some of us thought so, too. However, we are regular people just like you: moms, husbands, sisters and brothers, teachers, doctors, homemakers. Just like you, we found the problems of a loved one’s dual disorder were too much for us. We neglected ourselves, our thinking became distorted, and we became desperate and tried to force solutions. But in Dual Anon each of us found, in time, that our problems lose their power to dominate our thoughts and our lives. And, we learn to be understanding and compassionate without compromising ourselves.