Steve Compton is proof that a person can recover from a series of poor decisions, years of self-denial and serious consequences that resulted in the loss of his practice, his license and his marriage. The former attorney's story of recovery was recently profiled in Wisconsin Lawyer, where he said, in spite of his past, that he’s never been happier.
Compton is voluntarily enrolled in a five-year monitoring contract with the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) as part of his recovery.
“I need to stay in a recovery program for the rest of my life. That’s not a burden; it’s a blessing,” Compton said.
Today, Compton is focusing on long-term recovery from addiction and alcoholism with the help of an extensive support network. Many of the patients and families who come to the Herrington Recovery Center are familiar with stories like his.
The article follows Compton’s path as an impaired professional caught in the grips of alcoholism and addiction who was given the chance to break free through treatment.