Are you deeply concerned about a family member abusing drugs or alcohol? If so, you may feel powerless to help. You have already encouraged them to seek treatment voluntarily, but they refuse. You consulted an interventionist, but there were no results. You may have reached the point where you will consider filing for the Marchman […]
Marchman Act Hearing
There is a law in Florida that makes it possible to get a voluntary or involuntary assessment of an individual who may be abusing drugs or alcohol. The goal is for the person to be treated and stabilized. It is known as the Marchman Act. This act is also referred to as the Hal S.
Watching someone you love constantly fight the ongoing battle of drug or alcohol addiction can make you feel helpless, sorrowful, and downright exhausted. This is all the more true when the person suffering from substance use disorder is a legal adult and unwilling or unable to get essential help on his or her own. In
The Marchman Act, officially known as the Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act of 1993, is a law mandated in Florida that allows for involuntary and voluntary assessment, stabilization, and treatment of a person who may be abusing drugs or alcohol. Marchman Act hearings allow individuals to obtain assessment and treatment for