ABOUT DAN

Dan Griffin, M.A. has worked in the mental health and addictions field for over two decades.

His newest book, A Man's Way through Relationships is the first trauma-informed book focused solely on helping men navigate the challenges of creating healthy and intimate relationships. He is author of A Man’s Way Through the Twelve Steps (Hazelden), the first trauma-informed book taking a holistic look at men’s experience of recovery from addictions. He is co-author of groundbreaking curriculum Helping Men Recover, the first trauma-informed curriculum to deal with men’s unique issues and needs. He served as the state drug court coordinator for the Minnesota Drug Court Initiative from 2002-2010.

He has also worked in addictions research, case management, public advocacy and counseling. Dan was recipient of the first Hazelden fellowship to train as an addictions counselor in 1998. In 2010, Dan started Griffin Recovery Enterprises, Inc. for consultancy and training. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Grace. Griffin has been in recovery from alcohol and other drugs since graduating college in 1994.

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“We can't just change what men think, we have to change what we think about men.”