Through the help of two lawyer friends 25 years ago, I stopped drinking. I’m so grateful for my life of sobriety. Out of this gratitude arose a willingness to serve in several volunteer positions within LCL over these many years. I was reasonably knowledgeable about alcoholism, but my wife and I felt totally helpless to reach our son who followed the same sad path I had been on. My stress level and feelings of hopelessness were overwhelming at times.
Our son had been largely isolated from us for many years and was seldom sober for long, even though he was able somehow to maintain employment. It had to be pointed out to me that LCL provides services to family members as well as lawyers, judges, and law students. I knew that; I just wasn’t thinking!
Through the help of a trained and very gifted LCL volunteer, an intervention was held. Our son is now sober and his life has changed. So has ours.
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