In less than six months, I will turn sixty years old. I never dreamed that was possible in the abyss of drug and alcohol addiction.
“There is no such thing as a “high functioning”, impaired lawyer. There are only degrees of loss of functioning.”
It’s that time of the year again. Holiday Parties. Spiked eggnog and lampshades against the backdrop of a legal profession replete with problem drinkers. Almost two years after the groundbreaking study, alcohol is still ingrained in our culture. Booze centered
I wonder how many looked at my friend and colleague Gary and said nothing as he struggled with addiction. I often replay the months leading up to his death like a feature-length motion picture. Summer 2013. A muggy, hot morning
Now and then I come across an interesting story of someone in recovery doing it differently than the mainstream of Alcoholics Anonymous, residential treatment etc. I believe it is important to look outside of what makes us comfortable and the
About six months ago, I was in a Facebook discussion with a person who was in Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as “12-step recovery.” (I am also in 12-step) Without getting into what lead up to it, at the end of
Can you be "scared straight" into sobriety?