Brian Cuban is making a difference. As we sat packed into a stuffy, too-small room, I watched as the University of Kentucky law students and local lawyers were – for once – not focused on electronics or otherwise distracted. They were spellbound as Brian detailed his journey down the rabbit hole of addictions and other mental health disorders, and then explained his path to recovery and wellbeing. In parts, his journey is somewhat uncomfortable to hear, yet all silently awaited the next turn in the story. Many lawyers will struggle with an addiction, but Brian describes multiple addictions and disorders and how their individual symptoms overlapped to create a potentially life-ending disaster for him. We frequently discuss alcohol and drug addiction within our Lawyer Assistance Programs, and even depression is getting more exposure, but the discussion of co-occurring disorders, and the danger of leaving any one of them untreated is a fresh topic for our listeners. His recovery story is nothing short of amazing. Brian’s discussion is genuine, humble, and filled with the rigorous honesty that only comes from long-term sobriety. He is genuine, accessible, and a conversation-starter. I can’t wait to find an opportunity for him to speak again.