In this one-hour presentation, Debra Collins provides legal professionals with advice on
how to recognize potential or existing problems with addiction and how to best go about
addressing any such problems. She discusses the unique stressors of the legal profession
and how to take practical steps to prevent stress from developing into addictive or
unhealthy behavior. With a focus on the Harm-Reduction Model, Ms. Collins explains
why and how addictive behaviors, of many types, may arise, and her practical strategies
on how to cope with emotions such as anger, fatigue and depression are invaluable to
anyone feeling the stress which comes with the territory of the practice of law.
Materials -- 22 Pages
Materials include useful resources on services for addiction
recovery, A.A. and 12-Step Groups in numerous addiction areas, information on Harm
Reduction and additional general information on Addiction and other Mental Health
Issues. Charts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (prescription and abused drugs)
are also included.
Center for Continuing Education (CCE) is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider.