portraits of men in recovery DVD

a collection of short films, audio journals, and other interactive media

"An excellent DVD of real life drama regarding the way men are taught to be men, and the stories of their coming back from the depths of addiction."

- Jeffrey K. Edwards, PhD, President Elect, IL Counseling Assn.

Over two hours of content on one DVD

This DVD disc contains a rich collection of content for use in a wide variety of counseling settings, self-help programs, group retreats, and personal reflection. It centers around five autobiographical portraits of men in recovery, each of which can be used independently of the others. From within these stories emerge many issues including:


  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Father/Son Issues
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Incarceration & Re-entry
  • Grief & Loss
  • Spirituality
  • Relapse


An Interactive, Diverse Magazine-Style Format

This DVD uses a magazine-style format, meaning that each segment can be viewed independently of the others as the viewer sees fit. This format, along with a diverse range of content, interactive menus, and several extra features, offers an endless number of ways to use what is essentially several video products in one. The extra features include:


  • An interview with Bob Carty: Men's Issues
  • Messages: A Short Film About Tall Orders
  • Wounds: A Set of Audio Journals
  • Over 150 On-Screen Discussion Questions
  • Chapter menus for easy access to content


"Brilliant! A must-have for every counselor serious about helping men recover. Inspiring...diverse...these stories will motivate men in the belief that recovery is possible."

- Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, CEO, On The Mark Consulting

The DVD will be available on March 24th, 2008. Please check back then to view more details, see a trailer, and order your copy of the DVD.