Most attorneys can attest to the fact that their job is stressful. However, a frequent side effect of having a high pressure job also means that lawyers are more likely than the general population to abuse alcohol and suffer from depression, the Associated Press reports.
How do some lawyers turn into addicted lawyers?
"Attorneys have high-stress jobs. They have unreasonable expectations on how much they can hoist on their shoulders. Some of the qualities that ... make them good attorneys make them really bad at self care," says Chuck Rice, a supervisor at the Hazelden treatment facility.