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Understanding the Marchman Act

The Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act of 1993, commonly referred to as the Marchman Act, is a Florida statute providing emergency intervention for those over-using drugs or alcohol. It’s meant primarily to address serious situations where a chronic substance user refuses to seek, or is incapable of seeking, help, and may (Read More…)

How to Detect Warning Signs of Stimulant Use

Stimulants are a class of drugs that “stimulate” the central nervous system to increase energy, elevate mood, and heighten focus and motivation. Although some stimulants are legitimately prescribed to treat conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, this class of medication is often abused, misused, and diverted. Stimulants are frequently used without a prescription (Read More…)

The Dangers of Club Drugs

Club drugs are psychoactive drugs often used by teens and young adults at parties, bars, nightclubs, and concerts. They cause changes in mood and awareness, enabling users to feel less inhibited and more social. The most commonly used club drugs include GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine and LSD (Acid). Most forms of these drugs (Read More…)

Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force

The NOPE Task Force was conceived in Palm Beach County, Florida, in 2002 by community leaders concerned about the drug overdose crisis and family members who had lost loved ones to drug-related deaths. At that time, Palm Beach County had the fastest-growing rate of drug overdose deaths in Florida. Striving to realize their vision — (Read More…)