concept of honor among men

What is Honor?

For most people, the concept of honor is one of those archaic concepts that conjures images of hoity-toity Englishmen from the 18th Century slapping one another in the face with a white glove and declaring duels.  We’re a far cry from the old days of culturally-validated honor systems but honor still plays an important role…

Finding Strength

There’s nothing worse for a man’s pride and sense of self than the feeling of weakness.  Weakness is deplorable in almost every culture and there are a whole range of psychological battles we endure when we feel weak and helpless.  It’s not a good feeling and ruins our self-confidence and presence of mind.  Substance addiction…

does addiction affect men and women differently

Does Addiction Affect Men and Women Differently?

While addiction affects us all in devastating ways, requiring serious treatment attention and counseling to overcome, several clinics and studies are starting to notice that addiction affects men and women a bit differently. Understanding these differences is key to providing appropriate recovery support to both genders. For starters, the physiology of drug use differs from…

alcoholism

The Day I Knew I had a Drinking Problem

Unrestrained alcohol abuse and dependency has been something of a family business for a few generations now and it was with a certain sense of purpose that I eagerly took up the flag in my early twenties.  I’ve struggled with alcoholism for a decade now and it has completely wrecked my career, my relationships, and…

keeping dad calm: stress tips for busy men

Keeping Dad Calm: Stress Tips for the Busy Man

The dads of today’s busy world are doing everything they can to be “Super Dad” by balancing the many demanding tasks and responsibilities.  It seems like there are a long string of never-ending demands on your time and energy that can quickly build the levels of stress and anxiety in your life. Men commonly don’t…

Are Men More Prone to Addiction Than Women?

Addiction, whether drug, alcohol, technology, sex, et cetera, is a personalized disorder. Meaning, why and to what a person becomes addicted, varies with each person. Socio-economic standing, gender, genetic makeup, and personal habits can all have a hand in whether a person develops an addiction, and to what level of severity. The Journal of Abnormal…

finding your perfect sponsor

Choosing the Perfect Sponsor

Everyone in a recovery program shares a common problem, yet they are all very different people. Because of this, finding the perfect sponsor that understands and gets you, as an individual, will save heartache and headache down the road. Relationships change and grow and your sponsor is no different, but be aware that ultimately you…

Long Term Effects of Marijuana

As of July 1, 2015, twenty-four US states have legalized medical marijuana use. However, even with almost half of the country legally behind cannabis, the drug is still controversial. Those in favor of marijuana stand behind the belief that there are few long term effects of using, while those against it say the opposite. They…