Why Choose Marchman Act Addiction Treatment
Duval 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 Duval County, FL cities listed below:
- Atlantic Beach
- Jacksonville Beach
- Neptune Beach
At Marchman Act Addiction Treatment, we provide families with the necessary intervention to ensure their loved ones emotional and physical safety while dealing with substance abuse or mental health disorders. We know the circumstances that have led you here have not been easy and we have developed this care management to program to help you navigate not only your loved one’s well-being but your own. Taking the first step towards healing can start here.
We want to ensure you understand what your rights and your loved one’s rights are in regard to the Marchman Act. We work with a specialized legal team that can help explain to you what your options are and how you can get your loved one the life-saving treatment they need. Substance abuse disorder is one of the few diseases that keeps its sufferers in denial, sometimes an intervention such as this is necessary. If you think the Marchman Act might be right for you, please reach out today.
Through compassion, understanding and experience we can begin taking the steps towards a better life for you and your loved one. The Marchman Act can be the first step you take. The Marchman Act may seem like a complicated process and that is why our team is standing by to help simplify the steps for you.
Additional Information About the Marchman Act in Duval County
Under Florida Statute 397, individuals can file for the Marchman Act in Florida in Duval County. Interested parties will work with the Mental Health division to file a Petition for Involuntary Assessment with the Clerk of Court. Involuntary addiction treatment may be ordered by the court within 12 days of the recommendation for involuntary services.
You and the proposed patient will be notified of court hearings by mail, and your friend or family member will be served papers once your initial filing is completed. There is no fee to file the forms, but there may be a fee of $231.00 in cases of incapacity.
Duval County uses the following facilities for addiction treatment:
- River Region (not lockdown)
- Gateway, Detox (not lockdown)
- Gateway New Beginnings (not lockdown), Detox (lockdown)
Duval County Filing Location:
Duval County Courthouse
Mental Health Department
501 W Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Orders for treatment will not exceed 90 days, but may be extended. There must be an ability for either the plaintiff or the patient to pay for treatment. Rarely are state-funded rehabs in Florida available for Marchman Act defendants.