Clients rely on their lawyers to resolve stressful personal and business problems. Some lawyers thrive professionally but succumb to drug addiction that endangers their careers, their families and their health. A Sunday New York Times article tells the story of a successful patent lawyer’s death after years of hidden substance abuse.
The article also cites a recent survey that tried to determine the scope of substance abuse by American lawyers.
Resources on this topic in the Social Law collection include:
A Lawyer’s Guide to Healing: Solutions for Addiction and Depression
Lawyer Assistance Program Management Manual