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HOW DO FAMILY LAW COURTS DEAL WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

In our family law practice, we frequently see the influence of substance abuse in dissolution of marriage cases. Sadly, many marriages would have a better chance at working and not ending...

HOW TREATMENT FOR A CHRONIC SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER EVOLVED INTO TREATING ACUTE EPISODES

When we look retrospectively it’s easy to wonder, “How could this have happened?” It has little to do with how smart people have been or motives. It has more to do...

AN OVERVIEW OF HOW FAMILY LAW COURTS IN FLORIDA TREAT ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTION

Substance abuse is a leading cause of marital discord and divorce throughout the country. In 2012, an estimated 22.2 million persons aged 12 years or older were classified with substance abuse...

THE “HOW TO GUIDE” FOR FAMILIES AND TREATMENT CENTERS USING THE MARCHMAN ACT

In Florida, the Marchman Act is a very effective tool to get the necessary help for those whose loved ones are abusing substances. Unfortunately, it has historically been underutilized by families...

ARE WE FACING IRREGULARITIES BY AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES IN SPITE OF ADDICTION MEDICINE...

There are approximately 14,500 clinics and programs in America that provide treatment for all types of addictive behaviors we call “Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)”. While most of these have good intentions...

FLORIDA’S MARCHMAN ACT MAKES IT EASIER TO GET LOVED ONES HELP

It is not news to anyone who reads The Sober World that we have a drug epidemic of monstrous proportions in this country. In Palm Beach County, Florida alone, emergency medical...

CITY OF RIVIERA BEACH CIVIL DRUG COURT

Addiction is a serious public health issue which impacts millions of people across our country. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “approximately 21.5 million people age...

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, IMPORTANT DETAILS RELATED TO THE GLOBAL DRUG TRADE”

After working 28 years as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the last 10 as the Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division, a Virginia based Operational...

A QUESTION ABOUT ADDICTION – DOES JAIL FAIL?

The original theory of incarceration for criminal offenses was  to punish and rehabilitate. Over the years it seems that the theory has become geared more toward punishment and less about rehabilitation....

WHEN BEING PREGNANT IS A CRIME

Imagine an emergency room full of patients waiting to be seen. Some of which are in pain, some in distress, and some show no signs of physical or mental ailment whatsoever....

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