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Following a ground-breaking study two years ago, we know that the mental health and substance abuse problems are higher in the legal profession than elsewhere. In this Instant Insights, we take a close look at the severity of the issue in Big Law and what firms are doing to address it.

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In last week’s column on the ALM Survey on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, I covered the key takeaways from the responses to the survey, which came from ALM 200 law firm leaders.

In this column, I  focus on the specific issue of the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health problems in a law firm setting.

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