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How Medical-Legal Partnership Services Can Help Address the Opioid Crisis

Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES).

Keywords: Health Risk and Behavior, Opioids, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs).

Year Developed: 2018

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians, Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This issue brief from the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership examines how legal services delivered alongside medical and behavioral health services can help support successful recovery from substance use disorders.

Resource Details: The brief offers a window into how legal services, integrated into existing recovery efforts, can play a role in alleviating the crisis. Highlights case studies of individuals in recovery who were aided by medical-legal partnership (MLP) services, and looks at how existing recovery-based MLP programs in Ohio, Indiana, and Nevada operate.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit