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Drugs Are Not Our Cage: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I know about drugs and addiction. I went to Alateen meetings sometimes as a kid, while my father attended his AA meetings. I began experimenting with drugs and alcohol as a teenager, and after the abuse by my pastor started, my use increased. By the time I was 18, I was getting high in some form every day. I began experimenting with… Learn more »

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Super Bowl

Will You be Watching the Super Bowl? 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Last year, 115 million men and women tuned in to watch the Super Bowl. If the audience for Super Bowl XLIX is anything like 2014, among those watching the “big game” could be as many as nine and a half million men who had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. That’s nine and a half million men… Learn more »

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I’m Angry A Lot: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I met him at a writers’ conference and he showed me a book he had written. The writing wasn’t bad, but I paused from my reading to ask, “Why are you so enraged? You seem to be against everything.” He said nothing at first, but the tightness of his jaw told me. “I’m angry a lot,” he finally said. “It shows… Learn more »

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The Emotional Pain Body, Part 2: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

1in6 extends our thanks to guest blogger, Dr. Sam Alibrando. Although this post does not speak directly to the experiences of men who had unwanted or abusive sexual interactions in childhood, we felt the information he describes about the concept of “pain body” may be useful for many. For information and resources more specific to… Learn more »

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Researchers estimate that one in six men have been sexually assaulted or abused before age 18. So we were gratified to read this weekend’s Washington Post Outlook section, which exposes the persistent double standard for adult male survivors of teen sexual abuse by a female. These survivors are often mocked, doubted, ignored, or even congratulated. After all, doesn’t… Learn more »

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