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Archive for July, 2014

A Recovery Story: What Happened and My Life Now

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Following is the story of a North Carolina Bar member.  In the spirit of avoiding pride in recovery, it is provided to you anonymously.   While in my first year of law school my father passed away from hard living and booze. I was terribly angry with him at death too. Not only was there the hurt […]

The Impaired Lawyer

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Once a drunk, always a drunk.  How many times have we heard colleagues say this about another lawyer after his or her latest escapade, brush with the law, or embarrassing scene at an office party?  Unfortunately, in many segments of society, including the law, this belief is stated as a fact, despite evidence compiled over […]

A Recovery Story: An Honest Appraisal

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The stories of fellow alcoholics are the fresh minted coins of survival. You pass yours to the next person in the hope he or she will see a gleam of their own life and find the treasure of recovery. This is the story of a woman PALS member offered anonymously in that tradition.  Call PALS […]