Attorneys to share stories of recovery on new podcast

A new monthly podcast will feature Texas attorneys’ personal stories of fighting and overcoming problems with substance abuse and mental health issues.

The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, part of the State Bar of Texas, created the Voices of Recovery podcast as a way to let bar members know that help is available and recovery is possible, said Bree Buchanan, TLAP director.

Each episode will feature an in-depth interview with a Texas attorney, judge, or law student about their struggles with substance abuse or mental health issues. The guests will remain anonymous to protect their privacy, Buchanan said.

The first episode, released today, features the story of an attorney who uses his past struggles with alcoholism to help others overcome their own substance abuse problems. Future episodes will focus on depression, anxiety, and other issues.

Find Voices of Recovery on the TLAP webpage.

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This month, the Texas Bar Journal helps you answer some of those “friendly requests for advice” you may encounter at social gatherings in its latest installment of "Party Talk." In addition, you'll find information about the Texas Young Lawyers Association's latest project, Breaking the Silence: A Path to Finding Mental Health.
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