In a recent column for Sanford House Excursion magazine, Randy Flood writes about the conflict many men experience when seeking help for addiction. “The act of asking for help (seeking counseling) to many men feels like weakness,” Flood states. “An act of going soft when the going gets tough. Men are supposed to be sturdy as an oak, rather than propped up or supported by others. The creed of manhood – suck it up – makes it especially hard for men to call a counselor for help.”
Flood later asserts that “feelings of pain, sadness, or anxiety don’t magically dissolve with the disappearance of words…(there are) three choices when it comes to feelings: we either talk about them, bury them, or act them out.” Read Randy’s full column Why is it SO Difficult to Ask for HELP, Guys?.