About Dan Griffin

Dan Griffin, M.A., has worked in the mental health and addictions field for over sixteen years. He lives in Minnesota with his beautiful wife and two-year old daughter and has been in recovery for 17 years. He wrote A Man’s Way Through the Twelve Steps (Hazelden) and co-authored Helping Men Recover. Do you want to read more of Dan’s writing and learn more about his work? You can go to: www.dangriffin.com.

Forum: Are You Afraid of Passing on Your Addiction to Your Kids?

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Men’s addiction specialist Dan Griffin asks how addiction impacts the decision to have or deal with children.

Energy Drinks and Addiction [Infographic]

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Can energy drinks cap the potential of one’s recovery and happiness in life?

5 Ways to Improve Men’s Addiction Treatment

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Dan Griffin believes that addiction treatments will be more effective when we treat men as men.

Fathering to Heal

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There is no way I can understand who I am as a father without understanding who I am as a son.

Rebuilding Intimacy After Addiction

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Dan Griffin, on why intimacy, love, and sex are much more powerful together than they are apart.

The Sex Funnel

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How much are you limiting your relationships by framing intimacy in terms of sex? Dan Griffin talks about his own experiences.

But How Am I Supposed to Be with Her Sober?

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The first time Dan Griffin asks a woman out in recovery, the intensity of the experience is overwhelming.

Daddy’s Little Girl: Hush Little Baby

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Daddy can soothe Baby to sleep as well as Mommy.

Private—Men Only

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Dan Griffin thinks there’s a place for single-gender spaces, so long as the people involved are genuinely of good will.

Into the Arms of My Lover…..Sweet, Sweet Porn

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Who do you turn to when you fight with your partner?

The Power of Powerlessness

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Sobriety teaches a man the paradoxical power of powerlessness.

Working to Make a Life

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Dan Griffin works to balance it all – career, family, travel, you name it. But at the end of the day, his work-life balance is focused on his family.

Table for One

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Who calls and reserves a table for one in a restaurant? Dan Griffin has learned to enjoy his own company.

Fear Less

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Being fearless consists of much more than denying what you’re afraid of, Dan Griffin writes.

When Trauma Triggers Are Everywhere: The Hidden Impact of the Jerry Sandusky Trial

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It’s up to us, Dan Griffin writes, to decide if anything good will come out of the Penn State scandal.

Do I Hate Men?

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Dan Griffin meditates on masculinity, fear, and the importance of always questioning your beliefs.