Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC co-developed the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© to assist individuals and their families dealing with mental health, substance use disorders, and/or process addictions like pornography, gaming, gambling, overeating, and shoplifting. The Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© incorporates age-appropriate, phase specific treatment for any stage of recovery.

5 Phases of the DDRP


Includes a clinical interview, standardized measurement tools, drug screen, Breathalyzer, coordination with involved professionals, and referral to appropriate level of treatment.


The goal is to help clients and families self-diagnose and learn signs, symptoms, and solutions for the behaviors that brought them into treatment. Educated clients and families make healthier choices regarding behaviors, reducing consequences.

Primary Treatment

This is often the longest and most intensive part of treatment that may include group, individual, family, or couples counseling, and drug/alcohol screening. Successful completion is based on progress in the four areas listed below rather than a specific amount of time.

Relapse Prevention

The goal is to minimize the frequency, impact, and duration of a relapse. Clients learn their warning sigs and develop a personalized relapse prevention plan.


Those who complete this phase of treatment have higher rates of success. It 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 see the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program: The Handbook for Recovery©.

Court Involved Clients

We provide court ordered evaluations and therapy for substance and alcohol related charges. This may include a clinical interview, psychological and a urine drug/alcohol screen.   We will collaborate with your attorney and provide recommendations for court as well as provide the necessary treatment updates.

We are Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) approved treatment providers. Many clients come on the recommendation of their attorney prior to sentencing. Once you sign a release, we will provide a letter to your attorney before your hearing and treatment updates to your ASAP counselor, if required.

How the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© is different than other drug/alcohol treatment programs:

IIAT therapists are experts in the field, receiving ongoing training, collaborating with a treatment team, and using Best Practices Models that are tailored to fit your needs.

We know that not everybody who drinks or uses drugs is an alcoholic or addict.

We do not require 12-Step meetings because they are not appropriate for everybody.

There is a Spectrum of Substance Use so there should be different levels of treatment based on where you are.

We designed our practice to have varying levels of support including evaluation, education, primary group and individual therapy, couples and family therapy, relapse prevention, and maintenance.

Our goal is to help you find balance and help you deal with the many ways that substance use affects you, your family, your job, and your mental and physical health.