What Is Chemical Dependency?
Definition and characteristics
Addiction and Recovery
Jellineck, E.M., The Disease Concept of Alcoholism
The Jellinek Curve
Signs and Symptoms in Attorneys
Early and late stages
The Process Of Addiction: An "Emotional" Description
Timothy J. Sudrovech, MA, LCSW, Volume 25, No. 1. Indiana Trial Lawyers Association quarterly journal, The Verdict. Reprinted with permission.
Bumps in the Road
Myer J. (Michael) Cohen, GP | Solo Magazine
Long hours, demanding clients, and inhospitable work environments-it's a guaranteed recipe for stress, burnout, depression, and substance abuse. But the organized bar is fighting back, helping lawyers regain health, save licenses, salvage families, and protect clients.
The Dangerous Link Between Chronic Office Chaos, Stress, Depression, and Substance Abuse
Nancy Byerly Jones, GP | Solo Magazine
Last-minute panics, little pre-planning of case strategies, weak leadership, mismanagement of files, high turnover, and frequent client complaints-is this a snapshot of your office? If so, find out how to decrease office chaos and improve morale.
The Lawyer as Counselor: Representing the Impaired Client
Timothy David Edwards, GP | Solo Magazine
A lawyer who represents clients with addiction problems must have a general understanding of addiction, its causes, and its proper treatment.
Growing Old Is Not for the Fainthearted
Kenneth J. Hargreen and Cindy S. Reigle, GP | Solo Magazine
Preventing adverse drug reactions and knowing the risk factors for depression and substance abuse can help older lawyers avoid serious health problems.
Self-AssessmentsAre You an Alcoholic? 20 Questions.
Developed by Johns Hopkins Hospital
Are You an Alcoholic? 20 Further Questions.
Developed by California Lawyers for Their Colleagues
Twenty Questions for Problem Drinkers
Michael Sweeney and Meloney Crawford Chadwick
Self-quizzes to help you better understand the situation, including: (1) Are you troubled by someone's drinking? and (2) Is a family member chemically dependent?
A service of Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health.
What to do and what not to do
Sheriff Bart: "Need any help?" The Waco Kid: "Oh . all I can get ."
- Blazing Saddles
Terry Harrell, J.D., MSW, LCSW, Volume 23, No. 3. Indiana Trial Lawyers Association quarterly journal, The Verdict. Reprinted with permission.
"We're from the Bar, and We're Here to Help You"
John W. Clark Jr., GP | Solo Magazine
Lawyer assistance programs offer a variety of ways to help lawyers with substance abuse, mental health and other problems.
Common Questions for LAPs
Bonnie Waters, Jeff Fortgang, and Nancy Brown, GP|Solo Magazine
Today's LAPs handle more than just alcohol and drug abuse. They can provide answers to dilemmas such as how to overcome procrastination, handle an overbearing boss or partner, and turn around a declining practice.
Love First Website
Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Treatment and RecoveryIntegrating Treatment into the Justice System
Martha W. Barnett, GP | Solo Magazine
The president of the ABA discusses addiction in the legal profession.
Managing an Impaired Lawyer's Practice and Files During Recovery
Frederic W. (Fritz) Knaak, GP | Solo Magazine
When contacted by an impaired lawyer or his or her family or colleagues, the Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers program coordinates an intervention and keeps the practice on an even keel while the lawyer seeks treatment. More than 30 other states have similar programs.
ABA Listserv for Law Students in Recovery
Communicate confidentially via email with other law students around the country who have dealt with substance abuse.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Indiana
Local Resources that provide AA meeting information
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Indianapolis
Local information and a link to the AA General Service Office
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Central Indiana
Local information and a link to NA Global Services
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Indiana Region
Links to NA Indiana Area Services
Assistance with recovery from addictive behaviors