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Did you know that 32% of lawyers under 37 have a drinking problem? That's a full ONE THIRD. And 21% of the entire legal profession, which is more than 3x the national average? Substance abuse is a serious problem for lawyers.
The results of a comprehensive national study of 13,000 attorneys by the ABA and Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation showed appallingly high rates of drinking and substance abuse, as well as statistically significant mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, and suicide.
This is part of a powerful educational presentation that uses the HBFF materials and other studies designed to raise awareness of the issue and educate law firms about the problem, to encourage them to develop their own internal lawyer-assistance programs. It qualifies for the new Mental Health CLE credits required in 10 states and recommended by the updated ABA Model Rules. Contact me directly if you'd like a presentation at your firm or bar association. firstname.lastname@example.org.