The study results also indicate that 28 percent of the lawyers responding experience depression, 19 percent experience anxiety and 23 percent experience stress. Alcohol use disorders and mental health problems are occurring in the legal profession at higher rates than in other professions and the general population. More than 20 percent of licensed attorneys drink at levels that are considered “hazardous, harmful, and potentially alcohol-dependent. Male lawyers had higher rates of problem drinking than women. At this time it was not found the answer to the question ”why ?”, the only fact affirmed refers to a rare confluence of high risk variables. The study was also published on the site of the Journal of Addiction Medicine.