Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assistance

Drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem among members of the legal profession, including law students. It is often cited as the leading cause of disbarment, and each year, law students around the nation are denied the right to sit for the bar because of incidents resulting from drug and alcohol abuse. Whether it is our nature or the demands of our chosen profession, we are much more likely to suffer from addiction than are members of the general public.

The good news is that help is available. If you even suspect that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, take advantage of that help.

Assistance at the University of Dayton

Dean of Students Lori Shaw: to schedule an appointment contact 937-229-3794 or Email Mary Boston.

University of Dayton Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention: 937-229-2229

University of Dayton Counseling Center: Counseling Center services are free to law students: 937-229-3141

University of Dayton Health Center: Most Health Center services are free to law students: 937-229-3131

Campus Ministry: 937-229-3339

The Counseling Center can provide individual counseling for students, and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention can provide a referral to the University of Dayton Substance Education Program, to outside assistance or to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Adult Children of Alcoholics.

Assistance from the Ohio Bar

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (national, 24/7 hotline): 800-348-4343

The Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP): a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Ohio's judges, attorneys and law students obtain treatment for substance abuse, chemical dependency, addiction and mental health issues. Through OLAP, judges, attorneys and law students receive confidential advice about individual problems; help in arranging and implementing formal interventions; help in making treatment decisions; and monitoring and aftercare services.

Additional Sources of Assistance

Alcoholics Anonymous: 937-222-2211

Montgomery County Center for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Treatment: 937-461-5223

Al-Anon/Al-Ateen: 937-427-5439

Good Samaritan Hospital Crisis Care: 937-224-4646

Greene Hall (Greene Memorial Hospital): 937-429-3360

Narcotics Anonymous: 937-640-1813

Turning Point (Miami Valley Hospital): 937-208-4673