Marchman Act In New York State
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The Marchman Act is a Petiton for an Involuntary Assessment when there is good reason to believe that the substance abuser is impaired, due to substance abuse and has lost all self-control and is endangering themselves or others. One of the biggest problems in preventing addicts to get treatment is denial. This Act allows families to save their loved one from themselves in the event that the substance abuser is putting themselves in harms way.
Another common issue with drug abuse and addiction is very often there is an underlying mental health condition that goes unnoticed for years, allowing the addict to self-medicate to ease the feeling they have when they are sober. With the Marchman Act in place, it will allow addicts to receive help sooner and get treated and if need-be, medicated for the right mental health issues, as well as becoming educated on the 12 steps, meetings, and learning how to live without drugs.
The Marchman Act will aid in the continuing Heroin epidemic in New York as well as the rest of the country . New York lets join Florida in trying to get those who refuse to admit they have an addiction the help they so desperately need. Families are often left with tied hands while watching their loved ones slowly destroy their minds and bodies untie our hands. STOP THE SILENCE
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