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Reading recovery literature helps us to understand and reinforce our program of dual recovery. It focuses us on recovery and away from cravings, restlessness, and boredom. It helps move us from the problem into the solution. Our literature and recovery books are an ever available resource that provides us insight and believable hope on our journey of dual recovery. Many D.R.A. members find that when read on a daily basis, the literature further reinforces their dual recovery and continues to bring new meaning to living the Twelve Steps.

When our sponsors are unavailable, our support network can't be reached, and no meetings are currently scheduled, we can always turn to our recovery literature.

The DRA World Service Office recommends the following books for a basis in dual recovery:

Recovery literature put out by other Twelve Step organizations, treatment facilities, and publishers that specialize in recovery literature can also be an excellent source of help and information.

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Preventing Relapse Main Page
A few common tools that sustain recovery and help in times of crisis are:
Journaling our progress in recovery
Meetings, attending DRA and other 12 Step support meetings
The telephone, reaching out
Prayer and meditation  seeking guidance

Reading recovery books and literature

A plan of action, a written list of things to do when sudden cravings strike or symptoms increase
  Additional forms and lists that can help us to build a personal relapse prevention plan
Relaxation techniques
Service work, helping others
The Steps, the basis of our recovery
Talking to sponsors, caring advisors, and recovering friends
Recovery slogans
First Things First  
This Too Shall Pass  
One Day At A Time  
Easy Does It  
Keep It Simple  
Live And Let Live  
The Serenity Prayer
Today I will do one thing
More Slogans 


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