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August 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Resilience is a trait very important in both business and addiction recovery. I’ve never seen anymore more resilient than Brian. His journey is one that should be read about with notes taken. -Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks
*Presented in collaboration with Cuban American Bar Association.
Brian Cuban was a successful lawyer – and an addict. Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions for a while. Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call.
This is his honest story.
Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. Asking questions like, What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption.
About the Author:
Brian Cuban is a Dallas based attorney, author, and addiction recovery advocate. He is the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Brian has passed the respective bar exams of Pennsylvania (retired) and Texas. Brian has been in long-term recovery from alcohol, cocaine, and bulimia since April 2007.
His first book, Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder, chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and recovering from, twenty-seven years of eating disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Brian has spoken at colleges, universities, conferences, and non-profit events across the United States and in Canada. Brian has appeared on prestigious talks shows such as the Katie Couric Show as well as numerous media outlets around the country. He also writes extensively on these subjects. His columns have appeared on CNN.com, FoxNews.com, The Huffington Post, Above the Law, and in online and print newspapers around the world.