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Alcohol a 'very alarming' problem for nation's lawyers, Hazelden and ABA find


Lawyers in the Twin Cities and across the United States cope with depression and anxiety at troubling levels and turn to alcohol far more often than the population as a whole.

Those are among the results of a study released Wednesday that found 21 percent of practicing attorneys qualify as problem drinkers, 28 percent struggle with some degree of depression and 19 percent demonstrate symptoms of anxiety.

The collaborative research project, conducted by the Minnesota- and California-based Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association (ABA), marks the first nationwide attempt to capture such data about the legal profession.


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