Saturday, October 31, 2020
Home Court

Court

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.

Drug Court

An Inside Look at Drug Court

As a Clinical Treatment Consultant and Criminal Justice Addictions Professional, my job is to assess clients in the Criminal Justice system and to determine the best treatment option for that individual....
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...
Florida Marchman Act

What Treatment Options Are Available With The Florida Marchman Act?

When a person is court ordered to treatment via the Florida Marchman Act, the treatment is either paid for privately or through personal health insur- ance plans. If the Respondent or...
Florida

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...

The Florida Marchman Act:

How to go about obtaining court-ordered treatment for addiciton or alcoholism. In Florida we have the Marchman Act: There are many people out there who are affected by the disease of Addiction,...

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,...
gavel and two pills

THE MARCHMAN ACT HELPS SAVE LIVES OF SUBSTANCE IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

“Neither the individual nor the family need be residents of Florida to use the Marchman Act. Many clients are out of state families who suggest a visit to Florida to their...
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...
Music Therapy in Addictions Treatment

TOO MANY MOMS MOURNING

In the middle of the dual crisis of COVID-19 and opioid overdose, the systemic racism of our criminal justice system raised its ugly head with the police killings of Breonna Taylor...
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...

Lastest Articles