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Impairment can be costly for colleagues, clients (access required)

Experts opine that lawyers suffer from alcoholism, chemical depen-dency, depression and other psychological problems at higher rates than the general population. Various reasons are offered for this phenomenon, including the fact that lawyers frequently work with little or no supervision ...

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Manage stress before it manages you (access required)

Most lawyers have more than enough information about the “challenges” facing their profession. There are unprecedented levels of substance abuse and alcoholism. According to a Johns Hopkins University study, lawyers suffer the highest rate of depression among workers in 104 ...

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A few thoughts about Diprivan addiction (access required)

With the death of Michael Jackson this summer, a great deal of media attention has focused on abuse and addiction to the sedative Diprivan (propofol). Dr. Omar S. Manejwala, associate medical director at the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, has ...

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Alexandria names new police chief (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A Washington suburb is naming the first black police chief in its 260-year history to replace a chief who resigned after he was charged with drunken driving. City spokesman Tony Castrilli said last week that Alexandria officials are giving the ...

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