In this episode of Remotely Ethical, we are joined by special guest, Greg Boyd, to discuss substance abuse in the legal profession. Greg is a partner at Frankfurt Kurnit, but in a previous life, he was a scientist, researcher and medical doctor. Greg shares his scientific insights and clears up some misinformation about substance use.
In this episode, we discuss:
- The 2016 Hazelden study commissioned by the ABA, which reported on the prevalence of substance abuse in the legal profession
- Greg explains how to assess certain qualities of different substances, including the effective dose, the lethal dose, the safety ratio, and the dependency potential (you can see copies of the substance use charts that Greg discussed here)
- Why certain substances, such as tobacco and alcohol, are not as highly regulated as other, arguably less dangerous substances
- The importance of using scientific knowledge to demystify and destigmatize substance use
For more information and resources on substance use in the legal profession, here are some links: