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How does the Marchman Act work?

The Marchman Act works by allowing a spouse, a guardian, a practitioner or a parent the ability to go into court and tell a judge my child, my spouse, my friend has a substance abuse problem, which they are refusing to take care of. They are a threat to themselves, they may be a threat to somebody else, and I need help because they are refusing to go into treatment. It is a process that allows a petitioner to go into court and ask the court to intervene in the respondent’s life and have them assessed, potentially detoxed, and ordered into substance abuse treatment.