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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.

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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...
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...

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