The Helper Therapy Principle: Using the Power of Service to Save Addicts

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Stefan J. Padfield

University of Akron School of Law

Maria E. Pagano

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2018

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.

Keywords: Addiction, Rehabilitation

JEL Classification: I00, I10, I18

Suggested Citation

Padfield, Stefan J. and Pagano, Maria E., The Helper Therapy Principle: Using the Power of Service to Save Addicts (2018). University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1165, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3625238

Stefan J. Padfield (Contact Author)

University of Akron School of Law ( email )

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Akron, OH 44325-2901
United States

Maria E. Pagano

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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