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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.

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,...

Treatment For Drug Abusers In The Criminal System

Scientific research since the mid-1970s shows that drug abuse treatment can help many drug abusing offenders change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors towards drug abuse, avoid relapse, and successfully remove themselves...

Oxy Crackdown Brings Heroin Back

Law enforcement has made dynamic efforts to shut down the pill mills that have plagued our South Florida communities for the last several years. As I had predicted when we first...
Hydrocodone

Recent Developments Regarding Hydrocodone Drug Scheduling

Hydrocodone is the most frequently prescribed opioid in the US and has recently gone under review by the Food and Drug Administration due to the large amount of abuse in the...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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