Recovery for Licensed Professionals with Buddy Stockwell
Lawyers, pilots and healthcare professionals often receive the ‘gold standard’ in treatment. What is that and how does it work?
Licensed professionals like lawyers, pilots, doctors and other health professionals receive a very high level of treatment and support if they require addiction treatment. As a result, they achieve greater success. What makes the difference?
Buddy Stockwell was the executive director of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) of Louisiana, which was recognized as one of the nation’s best. Buddy was awarded the Bar Association’s President’s Award for his exemplary service at Louisiana’s JLAP.
Buddy is a certified clinical interventionist through the “Love First” Clinical Intervention Training, which took place at the Betty Ford Center, and he has personally been in recovery from alcoholism since 1983. He has supported hundreds of lawyers, law students and family members, offering help with a wide range of substance abuse and mental health issues.
In 2020, Buddy was recruited by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, which is a no-cost, confidential program providing consultation, referral, intervention, and crisis counseling for lawyers, judges, and law students who are struggling with substance abuse, stress, or mental health issues.
Buddy received his law degree from Louisiana State University and was previously in private practice specializing in domestic litigation. His insights into treatment and recovery for licensed professionals will be of interest to everyone.