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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.

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

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...
Florida DUI Laws

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...

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....
Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment and The Employee

People who have completed drug and/or alcohol treatment may be concerned about whether their past problems with substance abuse will forever haunt them. However, there are a number of federal and...
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FLORIDA’S MARCHMAN ACT CONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENCE OF TREATING ADDICTION

It is settled science that compulsory treatment or court ordered treatment is an effective tool in assisting individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) to obtain the help they...
Marchman Act

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...
Dangers of Illicit Drugs

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...
PREGNANT

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....
Drug/ DUI Charges

Different County, Different Policies Regarding Drug/ DUI Charges

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...
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARCHMAN ACT

Families of individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders ask many questions about the Marchman Act. The following are frequently asked questions we receive in our...

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