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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Padfield & Pagano on The Helper Therapy Principle

Stefan J. Padfield and Maria E. Pagano (University of Akron School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN) have posted The Helper Therapy Principle: Using the Power of Service to Save Addicts (University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1165, 2018) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to increase awareness of a free, proven method for improving addiction recovery outcomes that courts and treatment professionals can access with minimal implementation costs. The method is grounded in the Helper Therapy Principle (“HTP”), and we hope that wider dissemination of the ideas contained herein will spur courts, legislatures, regulatory agencies, law enforcement officers, community activists, healthcare professionals, and any others concerned to incorporate HTP more broadly. More specifically, effective application of HTP could positively impact all of the following: addiction treatment facility practice, health insurance coverage and access to care, community-based solutions and social institutions, problem-solving courts, and addiction treatment in prison.

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