Greetings: Here you will find information on Griffin Recovery Enterprises. Further down are book, article, and video recommendations for how to improve your services as treatment professionals for men in addiction.
Who we are: Griffin Recovery Enterprises specializes in helping treatment facilities improve their men’s programs. We’re past the time where a one-size-fits-all approach to treating addiction is acceptable, because it misses too much and makes treatment unnecessarily difficult! We recommend specialized treatment for various demographics.
GRE focuses on the demographic most affected by addiction: men.
Up until now, there has been surprisingly few resources and limited content and research in this area. In the three years we’ve been in existence, our products, speeches, and consultations and trainings with treatment centers all over the country have uncovered common areas of improvement to be made for any treatment center looking to improve their challenges treating men.
See the content below to jump start your facility’s or practice’s overhaul when it comes to helping men face their addiction. See the contact info at the bottom of the page to see about working with GRE to help your center reach the new level of men’s treatment.
difficulty admitting powerlessness or letting go of control
finding connection with a Higher Power
letting go of repressed anger and resentment
contending with any sexual issues whatever they may be
overcoming barriers to intimacy and meaningful relationships
“Dan’s book taps into the power of the twelve steps as they relate to men in recovery and offer insight into how men can apply the steps. Without question, a great resource for men in recovery and for the clinician, as a tool to recommend to their clients.” – Bob Lindsey, President and CEO, NCADD
Centerfold Syndrome – “This candid analysis shows how boys are brought up to both depend on and yet fear the perceived power they think women hold over them and, most importantly, how this prevents true emotional intimacy between men and women. Learn from their inspiring and instructive stories.” – Amazon.com
The New Handbook of Psychotherapy and Counseling with Men – “Written by leading clinicians, educators, and researchers with vast experience in the field, this definitive handbook offers practical advice for working with male clients who are often stubbornly resisting therapy.” – Amazon.com
King Baby – “Discusses the King Baby personality – the childish ego traits seen in people who have reached adulthood without acquiring emotional maturity – a self-centeredness common to alcoholics and addicts.” -Hazelden
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
Trauma and the Twelve Steps – “A culprit not just in causing addiction, trauma affects individuals for as long as it goes untreated and hinders one’s recovery. This book enhances recovery by addressing this trauma as it is related to The Twelve Steps.” – DanGriffin.com
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