Inside the Legal Profession’s Drinking Problem

Lawyers experience significant levels of stress and anxiety, with 28 percent of attorneys suffering from depression, 19 percent experiencing anxiety and 23 percent reporting they were victims of high stress levels. A recent study reveals that one-third of lawyers have a dangerous relationship to alcohol, and lawyers are almost twice as likely to struggle with…

BY Kerrie Spencer STAFF CONTRIBUTOR

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Lawyers experience significant levels of stress and anxiety, with 28 percent of attorneys suffering from depression, 19 percent experiencing anxiety and 23 percent reporting they were victims of high stress levels.

A recent study reveals that one-third of lawyers have a dangerous relationship to alcohol, and lawyers are almost twice as likely to struggle with alcohol abuse as compared to the general adult population. The issue is far larger than most previously believed.

Kerrie Spencer

Kerrie Spencer is a staff contributor to Bigger Law Firm Magazine.

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