Yes, I have exerience with Dual Recovery. It is the theory that many people with substance abuse issues also suffer from other mental disorders, commonly depression, anxiety, bi-polar, PTSD, etc. Proponents feel that if both issues are dealt with at the same time there is a much better chance at recovery.
It can be done hand in hand with 12-step recovery, if you like, or without it entirely. Generally the mental disorders are delt with with a combination of therapy and pharmocology. The addiction side is usually dealt with using group therpy, oftentimes 12-step, and sometimes additional one on one substance abuse therpy. I have found this to be a logical and effective means of treatment. However, at the end of the day, the choice to use or not to use is still an individual one. I feel dual therpy can give you a leg up by dealing with some of the underlying issues involved with addcition, but the individual still has to be comitted to it. Hope that helps. Take care.
Peace and Love,
Tyler "I used to do a little but a little wouldn't do it so a little got more and more. I just keep tryin' to get a little better, said a little better than before." Mr. Brownstone G-n-R Heck is where people go who don't believe in Gosh