Food, sex, exercise – all may involve a variety of commonly enjoyed experiences that are healthy, essential parts of our lives.
But when any of them become a major focus in your life, are difficult to control, and are disruptive or harmful to you or others, they may be considered part of a compulsive, disordered or addictive behavior. When enough is no longer enough.
No matter what it is called or the exact nature of the behavior, if it results in damage to self-esteem, relationships, career or your physical and/or mental health, you may need help to manage it.
The statistics are compelling: 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers.
Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession.
Join Brian Quinn as he examines:
- The symptoms and causes of eating, sex and exercise disorders, including early warning signs.
- The physical, psychological and social impact of these disorders on the individual, their family members, co-workers and organizations/firms.
- Well-being strategies that really work.
- The free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students.
- A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need.
- The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $20. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.
Recorded in August 2022.