More Lawyers Asking for Help for Alcohol, Drug Abuse

, The Am Law Daily


Experts say growing job stress may be taking a toll on lawyers these days. Evidence in the field suggests more problems. A national study is underway.

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  • Leo M. Flynn, Esq.

    It is a shame Narcotics Anonymous was not mentioned. It has helped countless lives and is a great resource for those seeking help.

  • Timothy West

    OptiMind is a great, healthy alternative to the prescription smart drugs that are being abused.

  • Will Hornsby

    Lawyers, judges and law students seeking assistance can link to the programs in their states from a directory maintained by the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, at

  • steve caastleman

    Addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease. It‘s treatable. Perhaps not as successfully as one might like, but on a par with other chronic diseases that require substantial behavioral change, like diabetes and hypertension.

    Unfortunately, many people still don‘t believe addiction is a disease. That‘s why science-based education is so important.

    For a website that discusses the science of substance use and abuse in accessible English (how alcohol and drugs work in the brain; how addiction develops; why addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease; what parts of the brain malfunction as a result of substance abuse; how that malfunction skews decision-making and motivation, resulting in addict behaviors; why some get addicted while others don‘t; how treatment works; how well treatment works; why relapse is common; what family and friends can do; etc.) please click on

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