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One-Third of Lawyers Have Drinking Problem

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Monday, 08 Feb 2016 07:19 AM

Drinking problems, depression and anxiety are common among American lawyers, a new study finds.

An anonymous survey of more than 12,800 licensed, working lawyers in 19 states revealed that one-third are problem drinkers, 28 percent have depression, and 19 percent have symptoms of anxiety, The New York Times reported.

The study by the American Bar Association and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation appears in the February issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine.

A 2012 American College of Surgeons study found that 15 percent of surgeons abused alcohol, and a 2014 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism study found that 6.8 percent of Americans older than 18 had a drinking problem, The Times reported.

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