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I am sorry to hear of your daughter's troubles with alcohol. Alcoholism is a very strong and deadly disease. It is so powerful that it will not allow the person drinking it to admit that they have a problem and will not allow the person to ask for help.
1. ase tell me what the results were when your daughter came under the Marchman Act
2. Was there a hearing under the Marchman Act ?
3. Did the Judge Order your daughter to get in-patient treatment for 60 days under the Marchman Act ?
On the hearing date I was in the hospital with a mild heart attack due to the situation so my second daugther went to the hearing. The judge put her on probation for a couple of month for smoking pot but the alcohol is getting worse, now she has a new boyfriend who's also drinking with her. I don't want to put her in the street because she was a gifted child who drop out of college just one semester before completing a degree in Criminalogy and psychology from FSU, but I want to know where to go and what to do to help her.
She also said that, she doesn't want to be in patient, we took her to AA meeting once but she doesn't want to go back anymore, according to her she'll do it on her own but it's been 5 years now with no change.
Hello, Marie, Thank you for your additional information, I am very sorry to hear about your heart attack. I know how hard it must be for you,
Believe it or not, withdrawal from alcohol is more dangerous than withdrawal from drugs, and she should not try to do it on her own because it can be fatal. Whether she likes it or not, or agrees with it or not, she will need in-patient treatment. She can have that in a Rehab because they have doctors and nurses and she will be given proper medication to avoid seizures from withdrawing from alcohol.
You can only accomplish this by filing a Petition under the Marchman Act because whether she likes it or not, she will have no choice and cannot refuse in-patient treatment at a Rehab when the Judge signs an Order placing her in a Rehab for in-patient treatment for at least 60 days and the Judge has the power and the authority to extend her in-patient stay another 90 days. If she attempts to leave in-patient treatment at the Rehab before the Judge allows her to, the Judge will send her to jail, and believe me a Rehab is like a vacation compared to being in jail.
You will need a lawyer to take the right steps and prepare the Petition with the appropriate language in the the Petition under the Marchman Act. The lawyer will speak to the Judge about the necessity of in-patient treatment so that your daughter is not allowed to leave the Court without an Order from the Judge to go directly to in-patient treatment.
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