Stress, power, and high expectations of the legal profession can leave lawyers especially vulnerable to addiction. What's more, personality traits that contribute to a lawyer's success can impede recovery. Don Carroll, the director of the North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program (NCLAP), has written the definitive guide on addiction and depression in the legal profession. In A Lawyer's Guide to Healing , Carroll discusses the disease of addiction, how it affects addicted lawyers in every aspect of their lives, and how recovery can help lawyers reclaim their personal lives and professions.
Don Carroll is the author of A Lawyer's Guide to Healing, published by Hazelden and available through Amazon, and the Connect interactive journal available at Practices of Awakening. Don is a Spiritual Director. He completed his spiritual direction training at Sursum Corda. Don attends the Davidson Friends Meeting and participates in the spiritual formation program of Davidson United Methodist Church. He is a member of the Wesleyan Contemplative Order. He leads workshops using the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual transformation and as a tool for deepening spiritual transformation in 12 Step recovery.