Young Millennial Lawyers, Same Old Alcoholism

Young Millennial Lawyers

Young millennial lawyers – part of a larger group that regularly challenges the status quo and bucks norms, appear to have similar problems with alcohol as older lawyers.

“The alcoholic lawyer is a tired trope, both in fiction and reality. Numerous studies through the decades have shown lawyers to be significantly more prone to alcoholism than the general population. A 2017 Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study found 36.4 percent of lawyers surveyed had scores consistent with problem drinking. But this statistic could surely be expected to change as health-conscious millennials, a cohort known for bucking the long-standing trends of previous generations, come to dominate the field of law. So far, the evidence suggests otherwise.”

Read: Legally bombed: Young millennial lawyers, same old alcoholism at ABA Journal – Daily News

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