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A Man's Way Through the Twelve Steps

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by Dan Griffin
 

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In A Man's Way through the Twelve Steps, author Dan Griffin uses interviews with men in various stages of recovery, excerpts from relevant Twelve Step literature, and his own experience to offer the first holistic approach to sobriety for men. Readers work through each of the Twelve Steps, learn to reexamine negative masculine scripts that have shaped who

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In A Man's Way through the Twelve Steps, author Dan Griffin uses interviews with men in various stages of recovery, excerpts from relevant Twelve Step literature, and his own experience to offer the first holistic approach to sobriety for men. Readers work through each of the Twelve Steps, learn to reexamine negative masculine scripts that have shaped who they are and how they approach recovery, and strengthen the positive and affirming aspects of manhood.

This groundbreaking book offers the tools needed for men to work through key issues with which they commonly struggle, including difficulty admitting powerlessness, finding connection with a Higher Power, letting go of repressed anger and resentment, contending with sexual issues, and overcoming barriers to intimacy and meaningful relationships.

A Man's Way through the Twelve Steps offers practical advice and inspiration for men to define their own sense of masculinity and thus heighten their potential for a lifetime of sobriety.

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From the Publisher

"A wonderful guide for men that reveals how to transform pain, confusion, and mixed messages into a deeper and richer sobriety through the Twelve Steps."
--Craig Nakken, MSW, author of The Addictive Personality

"With candor and compassion, Dan Griffin expands the power and significance of the Twelve Steps by providing a deeper understanding of what they mean to men in recovery."
--Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, author of A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592857241
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
384,436
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Griffin, MA, has worked in the mental health and addictions field for more than a decade. His graduate work was centered on the social construction of masculinity in the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous. Griffin lives in Minnesota and has been in recovery for fifteen years.

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Man's Way Through the Twelve Steps 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Muftus More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me reconcile traditional male values of strength and domination with those of surrender and acquiescence.
A_Thinker More than 1 year ago
Dan Griffin's new book ONE MAN'S WAY Through THE TWELVE STEPS is not only for those who have substance abuse in their lives. It is for all of us who have defects in our self-perception, in our mechanisms of self-protection, and the way we interact with those around us, especially those very close. The four steps of "hurt/silence/freeze/anger" that we justify yet is really an abuse, "take it out" on the other! And this is only one eye-opener among dozens and Dan explains it in a way I had never thought about before. This is a useful book, a keeper-reminder, far beyond what its size would indicate!
SteveDF More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be a great read. It was insightful and challenged me to think about what I perceive a man is, and what it means for me to be one. It does a great job of explaining the 12 steps of recovery and how the steps apply to men, specifically. The chapters in the back are helpful to all men and cover areas that are sometimes overlooked by recovery groups. Dan and the men in this book have taken a brave step in openly sharing their life and experiences in order to create a more open dialogue about masculinity and recovery. I would recommend it to anyone, in recovery or out, who wanted to better understand the issues within the book.
MPLS-David More than 1 year ago
I found myself in the pages of this book. I appreciate the author's approach to masculinity. I have spent years in the recovery community attending meetings and applying the steps to my life. I have rarely, if ever, heard anyone discuss the role of masculinity to the spiritual work. The quotes from members of the recovery community really reflected my own experience of getting and staying sober. I appreciate the opportunity to explore the issues of recovery from this perspective. I will give this book as gifts to the men that I help in my fellowship groups.