BEACON TRANSCRIPT – According to a recent study, it would seem that US lawyers have a drinking problem. Dubbed one of the stressful jobs after Medicine, it’s no wonder that the ruthless men of law have a problem when it comes to alcohol.
Although stress is part of our everyday life, it would seem that each of us have different venting mechanism. Some will look up to the family for moral support while other seeks refuge in a hobby. But there are those who choose another path, one that ultimately leads disease and death.
We are talking of course about alcohol or the small, green, fairy that lives inside each glass, and entices us to take her by the hand in order to take a wondrous mental voyage. It may seem like a solution when it comes out to venting out stress, but, in the end, the harm heavily outweighs the benefits.
Turning our attention towards a more specific target, according to a recent study published by Hazelden Betty Ford, it would seem that lawyers are three times more prone to develop a drinking addiction than the general public. Moreover, the same study stress out the fact that male lawyers have a 25.1 percent more chances of developing a drinking addiction than women lawyers, who only have a 15.5 percent chances.
The study has been conducted by Patrick Krill, a former lawyer, who is now the director of the Legal Professionals Program. Krill and his team of researchers identified a specific segment of lawyers can fall prey to the temptation of using alcohol in order to vent out their frustrations.
According to the study, it would seem that male lawyers under 30 who are also junior associates working for a law firm are prone to higher alcohol consumption. Moreover, most of these lawyers can even develop a serious drinking problem.
When asked about the factors involved in this issue, Patrick Krill declared that the factors involved in this situation are varied and rapid changing. He also pointed out that the reason why most lawyers resort to drinking is because they try too much in order to create their persona.
Krill declared that US lawyers have a drinking problem. Moreover, the formed lawyers argued that most lawyers who resort to drinking put too much accent on their careers, ignoring their social life and their self-care.
The former lawyer also said that even though there is far stressful profession out there, such as medicine, it would seem that the drinking problem among lawyers has a different aspect.