In a previous blog, Attorney Malpractice—Substance Abuse the Practice of Law’s Dirty Little Secret', we detailed attorney’s struggles with substance abuse.
The ABA just documented another attorney whose practice of law has been cut short by his drinking. His dependence on alcohol was so great that he even showed up at his disciplinary hearing impaired.
If you need help or know of someone with a substance abuse problem contact your health professional, your local and/or state bar. Most local and state bars have substance abuse programs to help prevent attorneys with dependence problems before it is too late.