Regardless of where you are in your “relationship” with alcohol and other drugs–honeymoon over, abusive, separated, or divorced–check out the resources below. They provide great information, insight, and support as it pertains to being a man in addiction:
Dan Griffin –”I have been in recovery for almost 20 years and have watched men question almost everything they thought was true about them and their lives. I have sat in rooms all around the country and listened to men of all ages and from all walks of life share openly and vulnerably about who they are. And, who those men are and how they share themselves and live their lives as men in recovery is so different from how most of our society thinks about men.
I got sober just before my twenty-second birthday and I did not have a clue about how to be in recovery or how to be a man. The men of the Twelve Step community gave me guidance and continue to show me the way. I wrote this book to share what I have learned–what others have taught me.”
Men’s Issues In Recovery – “…identifies and addresses the ten most common male stereotypes and helps men begin to confront denied emotions, talk about what hurts, and seek support from other men in recovery.” -Hazelden
Men’s Work – “…author Paul Kivel helps men confront the political, social, and personal forces that generate and reward misogyny, hatred, anger, and violent behavior.” -Hazelden
AA Big Book – “Alcoholics Anonymous-The Big Book-has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. It’s more than a book. It’s a way of life.” -AA publisher, Perseus Distribution Services