Recovery Stories

We understand it is scary to take that leap of faith and seek help for mental health disorders and addiction. 

Maybe you need a little push.

We compiled several recovery stories from lawyers like you who were scared and unsure about what would happen if they sought treatment. You can trust us that our services are 100% confidential and non-disciplinary.

Read their stories below about how they found their hope again after contacting The Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. 

Maria’s Story

“If you wonder if you are an alcoholic, you probably are.”  Those were the words an elderly gentleman uttered across the room from me during t... Read More

Jason’s Story

When I look back it always astounds me that I am where I am today, a licensed Virginia attorney.  Of course, this is just one of the many blessing... Read More

Mark’s Story

Gradually, I surrendered to his advice and demands because I began to want what he had, and I did not want to go back to that hell of depression an... Read More

Tiffany’s Story

I’m a 49 year old female, a mother, an attorney and an alcoholic. My last drink was 3 ½ years ago and I never imagined my life without alcohol c... Read More

Sally’s Story

I often think that a proper perspective on life is one of the most difficult states for people to attain.  Such a perspective would allow one the ... Read More

James’ Story

Both my parents drank socially and as far as I know there was no alcoholism in my family. My father had a good career and we never wanted for anyth... Read More

Will J’s Story

My name is Will J and I’m an alcoholic. I’m also a lawyer and a volunteer for Lawyers Helping Lawyers. I want to tell you something about my st... Read More

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