I was recently asked how I was able to pass the Texas Bar Exam(finally) while also struggling with cocaine addiction and Alcohol Use Disorder(alcoholism). Here is my answer.
The spring 1986, I walked out the doors of the University of the Pittsburgh School of Law swearing never to return. That may be a familiar sentiment of law students at many schools, but for me, I carried more than a degree. There was the baggage of alcoholism, two eating disorders, and major depressive episodes. […]
Are finding the time for self-care?
Out of all my struggles, the hardest to talk about was my two-decade struggle with eating disorders.
I suspect that talking to your inner child is not something most males are comfortable with. Lawyers can be even more closed off to that process.
I found myself losing hope every time I refreshed the John Hopkins COVID map.
I’m probably not the first law student to argue their first-year moot court intoxicated, but I’m probably in an elite group in that regard.
I am one of the 4.5 percent of the legal profession who is a “feeler” personality type.
It’s an excellent time for an uplifting story of recovery, resilience, and redemption. Domenick is a third-year law student at Seton Hall. “I used to wake up every day at 3 am, cold, angry, and sweaty. Cold because my body was withdrawing due to the lack of opiates I had ingested in the previous hours. […]
I am the “crier” in the family. I wear it all on my sleeve. I shed tears at movie trailers. A few notes of music can turn me into a blubbering mess. Anything that takes me back to a specific memory of growing up with my brothers or a moment with my late father, is […]