Bring the Marchman Act/Baker Act to Illinois
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Bring the Marchman Act/Baker Act to Illinois

    1. Petition by

      Miranda Martin

Give the families of addicts the opportunity to provide them with services with the law on their side.

Too often, families are left to attempt to save their loved one without assistance, and unfortunately, this tends to be unsuccessful. There are far too many lives lost that could be saved. All lives are worth saving, even if that person has made poor decisions regarding substances use. Many of these individuals are also mentally ill, and are in desperate need of services.

What is a Marchman Act?
A Marchman Act is a means of providing an individual in need of substance abuse services with emergency services and temporary detention for substance abuse evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
(http://www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us/Marchman_act.htm)

What is a Baker Act?
A Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis.
(http://www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us/Baker_act.htm)

Please sign this petition and let Illinois Lawmakers that we want the ability to save our loved ones with the enforcement of the law on our side.

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    • Karen Brown GLENVIEW, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      lost a cousin and brother to heroin addiction, nearly losing a nephew

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    • Debra Guptill DOWNERS GROVE, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Heroin deaths rising in my community. I have five grandchildren and am concerned with their futures.

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    • Erica Hardman WOODRIDGE, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Sometime an adult under the influence of a drug cannot help themself when they need it most.

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    • Caitlin O'Connor TINLEY PARK, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      For Mark <3

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    • Jill Susong WOODRIDGE, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      My son died of a heroin overdose.

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