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Attorneys Drunk, Bombed and Wasted: Why Do Attorneys of All Ages Drink So Much and Have So Many Substance Abuse Problems

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Summary: Currently, the legal profession has a higher rate of alcohol abuse than any other profession.
 
Attorneys Drunk, Bombed and Wasted: Why Do Attorneys of All Ages Drink So Much and Have So Many Substance Abuse Problems
 
  • There’s no doubt that law is a stressful profession.
  • In fact, so stressful is the practice of law that the legal world currently is saturated with alcoholism.
  • Find out what can lead to an attorney becoming an alcoholic, and why something needs to be done about it ASAP.
 
The scene is set. A gritty lawyer enters into his office after another hard day of work; his fourth consecutive day working inhumane hours. He sits in his chair and sips on a non-distinct beverage. We do not know what it is, but from the effects on our attorney, we can guess that it must be something alcoholic. This set up for TV may seem cliché, but it is the unfortunate reality for a large portion of legal professionals.
 
A recent study found that 1 in 3 attorneys is classified as a “problem drinker”, showing dangerous drinking behaviors. The legal profession now has a higher rate of alcohol abuse than any other profession. Pair this with the fact that the legal industry also suffers from significant mental health issues as well, and you have a shocking problem on your hands.
 

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