A new study of lawyers from 19 states reveals the extent of substance use and depression. From the study's abstract:
Attorneys experience problematic drinking that is hazardous, harmful, or otherwise consistent with alcohol use disorders at a higher rate than other professional populations. Mental health distress is also significant. These data underscore the need for greater resources for lawyer assistance programs, and also the expansion of available attorney-specific prevention and treatment interventions.
We have a long way to go in training happy, healthy, and ethical lawyers.
Fortunately, most state bars have outstanding lawyer assistance programs. The current President of the State Bar of Texas offers his personal story of recovery here.