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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.

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....
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....
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UAs – The South Florida Gold Rush

Early in 2013, the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) raised the alarm regarding certain unethical and potentially illegal practices resulting from an absence of oversight of licensed behavioral healthcare providers....
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Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions- Legislating For Profits

“History has proven you simply cannot prescribe your way out of an opiate epidemic; especially by bringing even more opiates into the already over-prescribed market ” ~ John J. Giordano “UNCLE SAM IS...
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The Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions- Part IV: Medical Necessity 2.0

By all accounts, Salvatore Marchese was a lovable guy who was kind, sensitive, moral and embarrassed by his disease. He struggled with addiction through his high school years. Sal wanted desperately...
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Insurance Companies Play Doctor Part II

This is the second installment of “Insurance Companies Play Doctor.” Among other things in the first segment, I outlined how many people like Avery – a bright young woman with a...

Why Florida Needs Naxolone Access Laws

It is so important to know how to identify, prevent, and reverse an opioid overdose because this is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In order to...

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...
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

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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