Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States.  Alcohol abuse and dependence can affect all aspects of a person's life.  Long-term alcohol use can cause serious health complications, can damage emotional stability, finances, career, and impact one's family, friends and community.
 
Identifying Alcholic Behavior:
Source:  Alcohol and Drug Administration
  • Individual has a high breathalyzer test result
  • Individual attends office meetings, court appearance, or other functions after drinking
  • Individual drinks in the morning or during business hours
  • Individual drinks substantial amounts of alcohol and drinks often
  • Individual becomes defensive about drinking
  • Individual experiences memory loss (blackouts)
  • Individual experiences increased or decreased tolerance
  • Legal problems in combination
  • Individual has made past attempts to stop drinking
  • Individual makes statements about his/her drinking that signals a drinking problem
 

Additional Resources:

Alcoholics Anonymous:

(AA) 212-870-3400

International Lawyers in A.A. (ILAA)

Al-Anon

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Understanding the 12-Steps

Finding A Support Group

Rethinking Drinking— Alcohol and Your Health

Northern Delaware Intergroup AA (NDIAA)

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) 310-534-1815

What Makes Someone an Angry Drunk?

Dealing With the Holidays When New to Recovery

Why Do Lawyers Drink So Much? Because They Can.

Range of alcholism-related videos including What is Alcholism?, Myths about Drinking Alcohol, Quick Tips, Symptoms, Health Effects and more.

Links:

Working longer hours is associated with heavier drinking, study finds, ABA Journal

About Alcoholism Information and articles for college students whose drinking may have become a problem

New Report on U.S. Binge Drinking Problem (FOX News video)

"A Simple Way to Keep Your Kids Out of Rehab" CBS (3/14/2011) MoneyWatch.com

CASA President and CEO, William H. Foster, PhD, covers how "Substance Abuse Isn't Just a Celebrity Problem" on The Huffington Post (3/2/2011)

A "Booming" Epidemic: How Will Treatment Providers Respond to this Alarming Trend? Foundations Recovery Network

Is Someone You Love a High-Functioning Alcoholic? Are you concerned someone you love might have a drinking problem even though they manage to show up at work every day and maintain close relationships?

The De-LAP Zone: Woman and Alcohol – Chilling Out vs. Chilling Reality

Identifying Addiction

Complete checklist for identifying illness based impairment.

Researchers Identify Alcoholism Subtypes, NIH News (June 28, 2007)

International Lawyers in AA - Skillworth. net

ILAA Conference (International Lawyers in AA Conference)

International Lawyers in A.A. (ILAA) Online Meetings

 

Every aspect of an addicted or depressed attorney’s life is affected. If you recognize the warning signs in yourself or a colleague, call The Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (De-LAP)  (302) 777-0124 or toll-free 1-877-24DELAP or e-mail cwaldhauser@de-lap.org.
 

Avett Brothers - When I Drink (ACL) - YouTube

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'Drunk suit' dramatically shows the dangers of drunk driving

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ABA Journal

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Working longer hours is associated with heavier drinking, study finds

About Alcoholism

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Information and articles for college students whose drinking may have become a problem

New Report on U.S. Binge Drinking Problem

Click here for more info
FOX News video

CASA President and CEO, William H. Foster, PhD

Click here for more info
Covers how "Substance Abuse Isn't Just a Celebrity Problem" on The Huffington Post (3/2/2011)

A "Booming" Epidemic

Click here for more info
How Will Treatment Providers Respond to this Alarming Trend?
 
Foundations Recovery Network

Is Someone You Love a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

Click here for more info
Are you concerned someone you love might have a drinking problem even though they manage to show up at work every day and maintain close relationships?

The De-LAP Zone

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Woman and Alcohol – Chilling Out vs. Chilling Reality

Identifying Addiction

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Complete checklist for identifying illness based impairment

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International Lawyers in AA

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ILAA Conference (International Lawyers in AA Conference)

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International Lawyers in A.A. (ILAA) Online Meetings

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