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Breaking the Stigma: A Personal Story of Addiction Recovery in the Legal Profession (MP3)

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Alcoholism and addiction can destroy legal careers and personal lives, yet it can be hard for attorneys to seek help. There’s a stigma to admitting a problem. This course offers a personal view of what it takes to break the stigma and confront addiction in the legal profession.

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The course offers 1 hour of CA Bar-Approved MCLA credit for Professional Competency (Substance Abuse Awareness)

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Product Description

It’s a tragically common scenario: A successful attorney destroys his or her life—and family—by refusing to confront a worsening addiction. Despite changes in awareness, the legal profession still stigmatizes addiction problems, discouraging people from getting the help they need. This is starting to change. In this course, Lisa Smith, Esq., author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar, tells her personal and inspiring story of overcoming crippling alcoholism and drug addiction to reclaim her life and career as an attorney.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize the signs of serious addiction problems in colleagues, and perhaps yourself.
  • How to create a positive environment where people can seek recovery treatment without worrying about its impact on their careers.
  • To understand the addiction recovery process.

The course offers 1 hour of CA Bar-Approved MCLA credit for Professional Competency (Substance Abuse Awareness)

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To get this course on audio CD, click here.

About the Instructor: Lisa Smith is a writer and a lawyer. Clean and sober for more than 10 years, she is passionate about breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction, particularly for professional women. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is her story. Lisa is a frequent speaker on the topic of addiction and recovery, particularly among high-functioning professionals and women. She often speaks at conferences, private law firms, law schools and bar associations. Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced corporate finance law at a leading international law firm. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she received a B.A. She received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review. Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, After Party Magazine and Addiction.com. She has appeared on Megyn Kelly TODAY and BBC World News to discuss addiction and recovery.