A recent study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine coauthored by Patrick Krill, Ryan Johnson and Linda Albert, discovered an alarming prevalence of potentially harmful or dependent drinking among attorneys, with more than 20 percent of reporting lawyers exhibiting such behavior. The study also found more than 28 percent of attorneys reported experiencing feelings of depression.

The Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program is designed to help attorneys suffering from addiction and to aid those seeking help dealing with their own mental health.