Dan Griffin, MA
Dan Griffin has worked in the addictions and mental health field for almost two decades. A Man's Way Through the Twelve Steps is his first book. He is coauthor of Helping Men Recover, a treatment curriculum for men, with renowned author and women's issues expert, Dr. Stephanie Covington and addiction specialist, Rick Dauer.
Getting sober at the age of twenty-one, and combining his interest in gender studies with his interest in addiction and recovery, he conducted his graduate research on men in recovery by interviewing men in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was through this study that Dan discovered that the way men express themselves and live their lives as men in the Twelve Step culture was different from most men in larger society.
Dan also saw that there were key issues that many men were not being exposed to in treatment and were leading many men to relapse—unresolved grief, unaddressed anger and abusiveness, emotional maturity, relationship skills, and looking at homophobia and sexism and how they get in the way of men's relationships. A Man's Way Through the Twelve Steps is a book that speaks directly to men in a compassionate and candid way to encourage them in their recovery while holding them accountable to the vision of the men they truly want to be.
He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. He enjoys playing guitar, writing music, and playing tennis in his spare time.
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