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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.

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....

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...
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...

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...
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,...

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