Drinking is a Problem for 1 in 3 Lawyers, Study Finds

Junior associates have highest rate of alcohol abuse.

, The National Law Journal

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More than a third of practicing attorneys in the United States are problem drinkers and 28 percent struggle with depression, according to a new study conducted by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

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  • joanne denison

    With respect to depression and anxiety, these are easily cured with supplements: vit B, C (take lypospheric or lyposomal), D3 (get tested), probiotics and sulfur. Take 2 to 4 gr of B, 2 to 3 gr of C, and 5,000 to 10,000 IU’s of D3, 22 billion to 100 billion units of probiotics, 2 gr of sulfur per day. Vit C killed 50% of cancer cells in a petri dish in 2 hours. It kills all types of germs, microbes, virus and harmful bacteria while leaving the good. All docs know that vit B and C shots immediately alleviate depression, anxiety, stubborn infections and viruses but they do not give these injections that cost pennies. Why? People would never get sick again–for pennies

  • David

    Why no link to the study?

  • New York Lawyer

    I‘m honestly not surprised by this at all. Over 15 years ago when I first entered law school, there were invitations printed in chalk on the chalkboard inviting students to a "bar review" on Thursday nights. My first week of school, I was ignorant and I literally thought "Oh, how nice! There‘s a group that‘s preparing for the bar exam early!" I was brought back to reality when a student said to me, "They‘re not going to this place to study for the bar. They‘re going to a real bar to have a drink!" I was shocked. Yes, lots of pressure in law school. I had my share. Some went to socialize and just relax; however others went to drown their stress away. Now some wonder why many of us drink Jack Daniels on a regular basis. When you‘re encouraged to do this in law school, there should be no surprises.

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