From high levels of attrition to greater instances of risky drinking behaviors, stress and burnout are having a greater effect on women lawyers than men.

In 2016, a seminal study published by the American Bar Association in connection with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation found that more than a third of practicing attorneys in the United States are problem drinkers and 28% struggle with depression, kicking off a five-year flurry of seminars, programs and campaigns to address the shocking results. But in the five years since, there remains much work to be done—especially among women, a recent study found.

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