Marchman Act Alachua County

Marchman Act Alachua County

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Alachua County  Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Marchman Act Addiction Treatment helps you and your loved ones find court ordered drug and alcohol treatment under the Marchman Act and Baker Act in the Alachua County, FL cities listed below:

  • Alachua
  • Archer
  • Earleton
  • Evinston
  • Gainesville
  • Hawthorne
  • High Springs
  • Island Grove
  • La, Crosse
  • Lochloosa
  • Micanopy
  • Newberry
  • Waldo

Getting started with a petition for the Marchman Act in Alachua County, Florida begins with a packet of information from the Clerk of Court’s office. Based on the information you provide, court hearings, and other factors, the Court may grant your request for involuntary addiction treatment.

The Marchman Act in Florida requires that an individual be at risk because of substance abuse, unwilling to attend an assessment, and that there be funds available to pay for treatment. If the individual can’t afford care, you can be ordered to pay for the treatment if you have the means. The other alternative would be state-funded rehabs in Florida, which are rarely used.

You can choose to work with a lawyer or file the petitions yourself. There may be fees and other costs associated with taking this civil legal action. Marchman Act filing packets typically include:

  • A Chapter 397 Petition for Involuntary Treatment
  • A Petition for Involuntary Assessment and Stabilization
  • An Ex-Parte (Emergency) Petition for Involuntary Assessment and Stabilization

To obtain a filing packet, contact the Alachua County Clerk of Court at:

Clerk of the Court

220 South Main Street 

Gainesville, FL 32601


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