I wrote the for the Texas Bar Journal. Republished with the permission of the State Bar of Texas Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely as non-lawyers to suffer from depression. We have the highest problem drinking rate. It seems like
I have on more than one occasion, encountered lawyers/law students struggling with alcohol or drugs, who want support, but are not ready to venture out into a more public recovery world whether it be counseling, mutual-aid(12-step) etc. They are stigmatized
Not long ago, I spoke at a wellness event in Missoula Montana. The audience was primarily bar association executives. Prior to the talk, I chatted with someone about a family tragedy she had experienced, having lost someone close to her
I first met Steven Dunn through my eating disorder advocacy. I was actively bulimic for over two decades and have been in recovery for just over twelve years. Steven had not long before, lost his daughter Morgan to anorexia nervosa.
The sober curious movement is taking off. When I first heard the term, my baby-boomer, twelve-step mentality was to immediately associate it with “alcoholics” who wondered what it is like to be sober. I was way off target. It is
I suspect that talking to your inner child is not particularly appealing to males, especially older men as a tool in dealing with depression, alcohol and substance use issues. Why? It requires having to be vulnerable in a very “female”
April 2010. Three years into my recovery for problem drinking and cocaine use. I am also in the midst of a major depressive episode. I’ve dealt with depression since my mid-teens. Feelings of worthless and the overwhelming desire to isolate
Today is the first father’s day without my dad. He passed on July 10th, 2018. The first that I will not either see or speak to him. This dates to my earliest memories. Through college, law school travels, and personal
June 2018. I process the jumbled, nighttime collage of dream images and plant my feet on the floor. Leaving town in three hours. So much to do. I tell myself that if I don’t see him, there
I sat down with prominent YouTube vlogger, “CG Kid” to discuss cocaine addiction and how it affected my life.