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.