Addiction Among Lawyers

Attorneys and legal professionals are among the most highly addicted and clinically depressed of all professions. They face unique external challenges and their internal challenges are equally unique. Alcohol and drugs are used to self-medicate as the walls close in on the impaired professional.

Link Christin, JD, MA, LADC
As an attorney, licensed and board-certified drug and alcohol counselor, therapist and speaker, Link Christin focuses exclusively on the treatment of impaired legal professionals.
Link Christin, JD, MA, LADC
Legal Professionals Program at Caron
A recent national study concluded that addicted attorneys who attended treatment specifically for legal professionals had a higher recovery rate.
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Confronting Addiction in Law Firms
April 2017 of Legal Management Magazine, Vol. 36, Issue 3
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Prevalence of Substance Use & Other Mental Health Concerns Among American Attorneys
2016 American Society of Addiction Medicine, Vol. 10, Number 1, Jan/Feb 2016
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Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The #1 Threat to Our Profession & How to Confront It
By Link Christin, JD, MA, LADC
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When There’s One Bar They Just Can’t Seem to Pass: Understanding Alcohol Addiction in the Legal Profession
Legal Magazine News, Fall 2012
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Targeted Residential Treatment for Impaired Lawyers: At Your Back Door
Berks Barrister, Winter 2018
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A Different Form of Addiction: Workaholism
May 17, 2018 |
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Barriers to Treatment for Legal Professionals
April 21, 2017 |
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Legal Professionals Program at Caron
April 21, 2017 |
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How to Meet the Challenge of the Impaired Professional
Mar 12, 2018 | The Sober World
Most impaired professionals – essentially those individuals who are often licensed, financially successful, autonomous, and have achieved “success” are nevertheless high-functioning and invisible to themselves and others.
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Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance
Mar 01, 2018 | Attorney at Work
Attorney at Work, March 2018
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Shoot for Realistic Work-Life Balance in 2018
Jan 19, 2018 | Attorney at Work
Attorney at Work, January 2018
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Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know
Dec 14, 2017 | Attorney at Work
Attorney at Work, December 2017
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