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How the Legal Profession Enables Addiction

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian Cuban was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions... for a while.
Air Date: 10/10/17
Duration: 19:30
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Brian Cuban
Brian-Cuban1Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. He is graduate of Penn State University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Brian has been in long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine and bulimia since April of 2007.

His first book, Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder, chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and recovering from, 27 years of eating disorders, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Brian’s most recent, best-selling book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption is an un-flinching look back at how addiction and other mental health issues destroyed his career as a once successful lawyer and how he and others in the profession redefined their lives in recovery and found redemption.

Brian has spoken at colleges, universities, conferences, non-profit and legal events across the United States and in Canada. Brian has appeared on prestigious talks shows such as the Katie Couric Show as well as numerous media outlets around the country. He also writes extensively on these subjects. His columns have appeared and he has been quoted on these topics on CNN.com, Foxnews.com, Huffington Post, Above The Law, New York Times, and in online and print newspapers around the world.
  • Book Title: The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/bcuban
  • Guest Twitter Account: @bcuban
How the Legal Profession Enables Addiction
Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions... for a while.

Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction.

His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. His newest book, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, is his story.

Brian also provides an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer?

In the book, Brian includes interviews with experts on the subject, as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption.

Listen in as Brian joins host Lisa Davis to share his journey to and with recovery.

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