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In our addiction clinic at Yale, several of our patients suffering with addiction have a myriad of legal issues they are contending with in their daily lives that make it difficult and stressful to manage a day without turning to a substance for comfort. There have been many times where I wished we had an in-clinic attorney or legal aid provider to meet with our patients to help them with legal problems from landlord-tenant issues to child custody to DUIs. Providing holistic care to our patients, medically, psychologically, and otherwise, is an important concept in addiction care as these outside forces are sometimes the motivating factors behind a patient's substance use. Have you partnered with legal aid at your institution, and if so, how?