Dan Griffin

Griffin Recovery Enterprises dan@dangriffin.com 612-701-5842

We can't just change what men think...

A Man's Way Through The Twelve Steps

by Dan Griffin

A fresh interpretation of the healing process established by the Twelve Steps, with an eye toward the social, cultural...

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Helping Men Recover

by Dr. Stephanie Covington, Dan Griffin, and Rick Dauer

The first comprehensive treatment curriculum addressing men's specific issues. Two Versions: Community...

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...we have to change what we think about men.

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Step 9: Made Direct Amends


“Amends? Direct? Oh heck, no!” Most will acknowledge that this can be a tough thing to do. But sometimes difficult things need to be faced –like asking for that raise or asking out that particular person that we are attracted to. And as important as doing it, is doing it the best we can. So let’s examine…… More

Forum: Care to Share an Amend Story?


Newcomers tend to hit some roadblocks along their Step journey. One of the biggest is their concern about the Step Nine amends. First, some wonder why they are going through with this at all. “What’s the point?” they ask. Second, most will definitely worry about how the people they approach will respond: “Will they get mad?”…… More

The Anonymous People


September is National Recovery Month.  So many people in recovery are not just anonymous, they are invisible. It is everyone’s choice how open they are about their recovery just as with any part of their life – but it is clear our silence is deafening and is preventing us from being able to truly help all of…… More

Forum: Did Your Child Grow Up to Be Addicted?

parent of addict

As much a nightmare as our addiction was, it’s a whole new terror seeing our children suffer through addiction. Now, in addition to working our program, we might feel guilty for having a hand in our child’s addiction. We worry about our child’s well-being, knowing all-too-well where addiction took us. And we are sorry and…… More

Forum: Were/Are You Afraid of Passing on Your Addiction?


Recently, a friend shared that he thinks his 15 year old daughter is exhibiting–has since she was 10–the same kinds of “addictive” behaviors he remembers having as a teenager: lack of moderation when it come to food, etc. He summed up his observation to me and some friends by saying he thinks “she’ll find her way…… More