Dan Griffin is a nationally known writer and speaker who is tired of how men are represented in our society and the incredible confusion about who men really are – amongst men and women. He brings a message of men’s unique issues and needs with a spirit of compassion, integrity, and humor to all of his work. Dan is a recognized expert on men’s issues particularly in the mental health and addictions field. He has worked with men for almost two decades. He has focused a lot of his thinking on how to help men better understand and process their experiences with trauma.
Dan is the author of the three of the first publications addressing the unique issues and needs of men in the recovery from addictions. He has brought a unique perspective on how to effectively engage men in treatment services. His work is being utilized in a variety of settings and hailed as a true paradigm shift in how to create effective services for men and support men in making lasting change in their lives. His groundbreaking book, A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, is the first trauma-informed book to take a holistic look at men’s sobriety. He wrote the groundbreaking book A Man’s Way through Relationships that is focused on how men create healthy and loving relationships in the context of The Man Rules, those ideas we learn about how to be real boys and men. Dan also co-authored Helping Men Recover, the first comprehensive trauma-informed gender-responsive curriculum being used by treatment programs throughout the country.
Griffin is principal and lead consultant for his business, Griffin Recovery Enterprises, Inc. Dan has led trainings for thousands of people throughout the United States and internationally and is a highly sought after consultant, trainer and public-speaker.
Dan lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, Nancy, and his daughter, Grace. Dan enjoys playing tennis, working out, doing yoga, and playing and writing music in his spare time. You can learn more about Dan at: www.dangriffin.com.