Helping Men Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction
Facilitator’s Guide and Participant’s Workbook
Helping Men Recover is the first gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program for men. The materials are grounded in research, theory, and clinical practice and include a facilitator’s guide and a participant’s workbook. This is the men’s version of the widely used, evidence-based women’s curriculum, Helping Women Recover. This curriculum addresses what is often missing in prevailing treatment modes: a clear understanding of the impact of male socialization on the recovery process, a consideration of the relational needs of men, and a focus on the issues of abuse and trauma. The Helping Men Recover Facilitator’s Guide for the 18 session program is a step-by-step manual containing the theory, structure, and content needed for running groups. The participant’s workbook allows men to process and record the therapeutic experience. The program model is organized into four modules that emphasize the core areas of men’s recovery: self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. The materials are designed to be user-friendly and self-instructive. This allows the Helping Men Recover program to be implemented by a staff with a wide range of training and experience.
A Man's Workbook offers a companion product that is tied seamlessly to the Helping Men Recover Facilitator's Guide. This participant workbook has four modules (self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality) and allows men to process and record the therapeutic experience. It contains exercises for use in group sessions, summaries of information presented from the facilitator's guide, and reflection questions and activities for use after group sessions.