Compulsive & Challenging Behaviors
Practicing law can be stressful. The long hours, looming deadlines, and clients and colleagues dependent upon our expertise can make it difficult to balance the demands of work, friends, and family. It is not unusual to turn to unhealthy or unsafe behaviors such as gambling; pornography; or problematic use of food, the Internet, or sex to try to manage feelings of stress. Further, feelings of fear, guilt, or shame can make it difficult to reach out for help. If you are engaging in a behavior that you would like to stop, we can help. OAAP attorney counselors can provide confidential counseling, ongoing support (including recovery support groups for lawyers, law students, and judges), or referral to other health professionals to make sure you get the help you need. Your call is confidential.
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Oregon Problem Gambling Resource
- Sex Addicts Anonymous
- Sexaholics Anonymous
- National Eating Disorders Association
- Mayo Clinic – Eating Disorders