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The Prevalence of Substance Use and Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys

Original Research by
by Patrick R. Krill, JD, LLM, Ryan Johnson, MA, and Linda Albert, MSSW 

Objectives: Rates of substance use and other mental health concerns among attorneys are relatively unknown, despite the potential for harm that attorney impairment poses to the struggling individuals themselves, and to our communities, government, economy, and society. This study measured the prevalence of these concerns among licensed attorneys, their utilization of treatment services, and what barriers existed between them and the services they may need. Methods: A sample of 12,825 licensed, employed attorneys com- pleted surveys, assessing alcohol use, drug use, and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

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Yoga for Lawyers - the Book, Published

My new book is out!

"Yoga for Lawyers: Mind-Body Techniques to Feel Better All the Time" is a book written by lawyers for lawyers. With more than 20 million people practicing yoga in the United States, the authors suggest that yoga is the perfect exercise to help lawyers de-stress every day, throughout the day, in very little time.

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