Professional Training

Double Trouble in Recovery

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Gain the knowledge, skills, and resources to implement Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) as an evidence-based peer support group for persons with co-occurring disorders.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of integrated treatment on co-occurring disorders and the critical role of peer support in an individual’s recovery continuum of care
  • Define co-occurring disorders, the process of diagnosis and the challenges of treating clients with co-occurring disorders  
  • Apply the four models for treating co-occurring disorders to DTR
  • Identify the successes, challenges, and stigmas associated with DTR groups
  • Illustrate how the DTR peer support groups fit into the continuum of care
  • Understand the principles and practices of the Twelve Step recovery model in a DTR peer support group
  • Create a plan for selecting and training peer leaders to facilitate and lead DTR peer support groups
  • Start the conversation with clients about DTR group participation
  • Integrate the DTR Guide Book into the support group setting
  • Use the Double Trouble in Recovery CD-ROM materials to support DTR group start-up efforts

Professionals Training Agenda 

8:00 a.m.    Registration

8:30 a.m.    Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m.    Module 01- Co-Occurring Disorders: An Overview

  • Defining and Diagnosing Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Challenges of Treating Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Stress-Vulnerability Model of Co-Occurring Disorders
    • Group Exercise
  • 4 Models for Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Principles of COD Integrated Treatment
  • The Promise of Peer Support in DTR

9:45 a.m.    Module 02 The Role of Peer Support Groups in the Continuum of Care

  • Overcoming Stigma
  • Acknowledging the Value of Peer Support

Module 03  The Twelve-Step Model

  • DTR and the Twelve Steps
  • The Twelve Traditions
  • The Serenity Prayer
  • Key Concepts in Twelve Step Groups

10:15 a.m.    Break

10:30 a.m.    Group Activity – 12-Steps of DTR

11:15 a.m.    Module 04  How Professionals Can Support A Double Trouble in Recovery Group

  • Learn about local peer groups
  • Assisting Clients Who Want to Start a DTR Group
  • Developing and Supporting Peer Leaders
  • Refer Clients to DTR

11:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Activity (Review DTR Materials)
                  Watch DVD: Starting and Running a Double Trouble in Recovery Group Training
                  Demo for Professionals

1:30 p.m.    Module 04  How Professionals Can Support a Double Trouble in Recovery Group  (PART 2)

  • Help DTR Groups Trouble Shoot and Solve Problems
  • Focusing on Sobriety
  • Supporting Medication Use
  • Role of Sponsor
  • Use of DTR Guide Book

Suggestions for Starting a DTR Group

  • What DTR Does not Do
  • For People Starting a Group

2:15 p.m.    Break

2:30 p.m.    Action Planning – Draft a DTR meeting using the following format:

  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Moment of Silence
  • Readings
  • Group Member Introductions
  • Group Guidelines
  • Guest Speaker
  • Closing

Resource: Sample Script for Double Trouble in Recovery Meetings pages 77-82

3:00 p.m.    Group Activity: Mock DTR meeting activity with DTR Guide Book

3:45 p.m.    Questions

4:00 p.m.     End of Training  

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