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Petitioning Illinois Lawmakers

Bring the Marchman Act/Baker Act to Illinois

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.

Letter to
Illinois Lawmakers
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Illinois Lawmakers.

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Bring the Marchman Act/Baker Act to Illinois

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.

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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Sincerely,