Dan Griffin has worked in the mental health and addictions field for over fifteen years. His company is Griffin Recovery Enterprises. He most recently worked for the Minnesota Judicial Branch for eight years as the state drug court coordinator. His graduate work was centered on the social construction of masculinity in the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous. He completed training as a CD counselor at Hazelden, in Center City, Minnesota in 1999. Griffin is the author of the groundbreaking book, A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps. He is also the co-author of Helping Men Recover, the first comprehensive curriculum for men focused on men’s unique issues and needs. Mr. Griffin received the President’s Award in 2006 for his leadership in the addiction and recovery field in Minnesota. Griffin lives in Minnesota with his wife and daughter and has been in long-term recovery for fifteen years.