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The Sober World has articles written by professionals in the judicial system. Families can learn about the court system and how it can help them navigate the complex web of addiction.There are articles on different drug statutes, Florida Marchman Act, what you can legally do in different situations when you have an addicted family member, as well as attorneys that can help if your loved one is arrested for a crime, drug charge, DUI, petty theft or more.

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...
SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPAIRMENT FACTOR INTO FAMILY COURT

HOW DOES SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPAIRMENT FACTOR INTO FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS

In last months’ edition of Sober World, we discussed how substance abuse and treatment may factor into divorce and child custody proceedings. In this edition, we discuss the role that substance...

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....

Anger Management For Court Appointed

Any judge who orders anger management classes to be taken by a person who is brought before his bench, is giving that person a break. No one goes before a judge...
Drug Treatment

Drug Treatment And Crime

Sending drug abusers to community-based treatment programs rather than prison could help reduce crime and save the criminal justice system billions of dollars, according to a new study by researchers at...
Drug/ DUI Charges

Different County, Different Policies Regarding Drug/ DUI Charges

As a Criminal Justice Addiction Professional in the State of Florida, I have had experience with multiple counties and their individual court systems. Interestingly there are major differences between some of...

The Facts About Marijuana in Florida

Marijuana Crimes in Florida: Marijuana laws are changing and evolving nationwide, but there are still severe penalties for marijuana possession in Florida. All charges related to pot, weed, bud, chronic, cannabis, hydro,...

Florida DUI Laws And Penalties- Penalties For A DUI In Florida

Pleading guilty or no contest to the crime of Driving under the Influence in the State of Florida has statutory minimum mandatory penalties that must be imposed by the court. That...
Substance Abuse Treatment

Options When Your Loved One Refuses Voluntary Substance Abuse Treatment

Navigating the world of substance abuse treatment can be an overwhelming experience. As the Admission Director at a local behavioral health hospital, I am familiar with the difficulties families face and...
A Marchman Act Case Study

A Marchman Act Case Study

The Client was referred to us by a very respected Psychologist. Her daughter was completely out of control - running away, drinking and smoking crack in the “hood”. She was also...

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