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Paul Molloy, a recovery housing pioneer, dies at 83

Washington Post

Paul Malloy, a young lawyer on Capitol Hill in the early 1970’s who helped create legislation that developed Amtrack and who played a major role in the development of Oxford Houses which he credits with helping him enter long-term recovery in the 1970’s, has died at 83. According to the Washington Post article, when Mr. Malloy learned that the halfway house that assisted his recovery from alcohol use disorder was going to close, he and others stepped in to keep the program running and accessible. They named the recovery residence Oxford House, and the program continues operating some 50 years after its founding.

Like Oxford House, NUWAY®’s first house was among America’s first halfway houses and is credited with formulating a model of supportive recovery housing emulated nationwide that would become a vital resource for people seeking recovery. NUWAY Recovery Foundation partners with hundreds of recovery residence operators who adhere to quality standards to ensure that safe and supportive recovery housing is available to those in need.

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