Sobriety Didn’t Save Him or Their Marriage

With his sobriety came acceptance, healing, and forgivenes—but still a divorce.

12 Steps, Religion And A Secular Alternative

” …(A)ny alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts. He can only be defeated by an attitude of intolerance or belligerent denial.”

A Meditation on Giving Up

Accept that you are sometimes powerless. It’s surprisingly empowering.

The Feared Moral Inventory Of 12-Step Recovery

“Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory. This was Step Four.” – Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd Edition, Ch. 5 (“How It Works”), pp 64-5.

A Dad’s Letter to His Long Gone Father and the Unending Quest to Forgive

Tim Lineaweaver shares his heartfelt letter to his father who is no longer here. It is an epistle that demands answers from one who cannot respond.

Answering the Call

Laurie Kolp paints a portrait of a hard living man and the nature of inevitability.

1,000 Days of Freedom: How I Stopped Drinking and Started Living

Three years ago Terry Lancaster decided to take a break from drinking. It was supposed to be temporary, but he’s never looked back.

I Shovel Snow to Support My Habit

Brian Whitney is a recovering addict who loves to write. He shovels snow to pay the bills.

Anger and the Superior Man – Is it about Gender or Personal Inadequacy?

Graham Phoenix looks at the anger surrounding the recent shooting in the US, and explains how it all relates to an expression of personal inadequacy.

Going On A Bender By Gender

Would it surprise anyone to know that men are more likely than women to drink to excess?

15 Signs You May be Hitting the Bottle too Hard

Danny Baker gives a list of warning signs that may indicate your drinking is moving into a dangerous realm.

“I go to AA to hear other’s experience, strength, ideas and to share my own.”

If you are a teetotaler, what things have helped you stay sober? If you aren’t a teetotaler, what helps you say in control of your drinking habits?

A New Year’s Resolution Via Walden Pond

I concluded that I have to do even less and go inwards even more. Grasping at the walls of the cave will only cause me more pain. Free fall is the only way now.

Reimagining Mentorship

The building blocks of society are its adult citizens. What kind of society do we want to build?

Silence

Lisa Hickey explains why we talk about the very difficult subjects here at The Good Men Project. And why we’re not going to stop.

How to Deal with a Partner who Has an Addiction

Addiction shatters relationships all the time—and the only way to put them back together is by being there, giving time, and staying positive.