ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Release First National Study On Attorney Substance Use, Mental Health Concerns

ABA, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Release First National Study On Attorney Substance Use, Mental Health Concerns

Of 11,278 attorney/participants 20.6% scored at a level consistent with problematic drinking. . . . Of 11,489 participants, 36.4% . . . score consistent with hazardous drinking or possible alcohol abuse or dependence. A significantly higher proportion of women (39.5%) . . . scored consistent with problematic use compared with men (33.7%) . . . A total of 2901 participants (22.6%) reported that they have felt their use of alcohol or other substances was problematic at some point in their lives; of those that felt their use has been a problem, 27.6% reported problematic use manifested before law school, 14.2% during law school, 43.7% within 15 years of completing law school, and 14.6% more than 15 years after completing law school.

The study also looks at drug abuse and mental health issues.

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