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The Sober World has many legal articles to help someone navigate the complexities of the law when it comes to dealing with a loved one, whether a child, adolescent or aging parent who has an addiction problem. We have articles on the Florida Marchman Act, drug statutes, regulations for sober housing, how to protect your finances and more. The Sober World has resources for lawyers that can help if your loved one was arrested for drug possession, DUI’s - driving under the influence, petty crimes, or other crimes. Many times, a lawyer can help get your loved one into treatment rather than going to jail.

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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...
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MARCHMAN ACT SUCCESS STORIES

Families of individuals with substance use disorders (SUD’s) always are concerned about and want to know whether the Marchman Act really produces benefits. They sometimes quote the old adage that no...
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FLORIDA’S MARCHMAN ACT ASSURES CONFIDENTIALITY

Florida’s Marchman Act found in Florida Statutes Chapter 397, “Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act”, allows families, friends or those with knowledge of an individual with substance use...

In Adversity Lies Opportunity

FARR was founded to enhance the quality of services offered by providers of peer supportive housing to those seeking freedom from the bondage of addiction. As an affiliate of the National...
MARCHMAN ACT HELP THE SUBSTANCE IMPAIRED

WILL USING THE MARCHMAN ACT HELP THE SUBSTANCE IMPAIRED?

In Florida, the Marchman Act is a very effective tool to get necessary help for those who are suffering from substance use disorders or impairment. Other states have laws which provide...

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...
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The Legal Corner: 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...
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Violation of Probation in Florida

When a defendant is sentenced to Probation in Florida they are basically being granted a chance to stay out of jail or prison assuming that they adhere to the conditions of...
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Deadly Adulterants: New Dangers of Illicit Drugs

The “cutting” or “adulteration” of street drugs is common practice in the manufacturing, distribution and selling of illicit drugs, all in the name of increased profit. The term “adulterant” generally refers...

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