Eating, Sex and Exercise Disorders - When Enough Isn’t Enough
Food, sex, exercise – all may involve a variety of commonly enjoyed experiences that are healthy, essential parts of our lives. But when any of them become a major focus in your life, are difficult to control, and are disruptive or harmful to you or others, they may be considered part of a compulsive, disordered or addictive behavior. When enough is no longer enough?
No matter what it is called or the exact nature of the behavior, if it results in damage to self-esteem, relationships, career or your physical and/or mental health, you may need help to manage it.
Recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in impairment due to alcoholism, addiction and mental health disorders among members of the legal profession. The statistics are compelling and clearly indicate that 1 out of 3 attorneys will likely have a need for substance use or mental health services at some point in their careers.
Mr. Quinn will discuss:
The symptoms and causes of eating, sex and exercise disorders, including early warning signs. The physical, psychological and social impact of these disorders on the individual, their family members, co-workers and organizations/firms.
Well-being strategies that really work.
The free services that Lawyers Assistance Programs provide to lawyers, judges, their family members and law students.
A close look at what barriers exist that prevent lawyers and judges from seeking the help they need.
The role that education plays in breaking the stigma and fear associated with addiction and mental illness in the legal profession.