The laughs, the camaraderie, the shared struggle – these keep me coming back each day. Working with young adult men has me laughing nonstop every single day. It’s an interesting juxtaposition – alcoholism and addiction is such a serious deal, but we find levity and fun to get through it together.
Toxic masculinity extends beyond obvious aggressive behavior seen in the headlines. There are direct correlations between toxic masculinity, addiction, and dangerous behaviors involving substances like alcohol. With drinking challenges and pressures to perform in crowds of their peers common among young men, it can quickly lead to normalizing binge drinking during their college experience and well into adulthood.