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‘Finally,’ Scott declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Responding to months of public outcry, Gov. Rick Scott declared a public health emergency Wednesday in the fight against the opioid epidemic, a sea change in what had been a hands-off approach by state officials to a crisis that has killed thousands. “Today I feel relief — relief that the voices of so many… Read More »

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Substance Abuse Service Provider Selling West Palm Beach Site

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Four months after closing the doors of its West Palm Beach location, the oldest provider of substance abuse services in Palm Beach County has sold its campus. The Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program (CARP) sold the 7.2 acre campus on West Palm Beach’s north side for $11.5 million. It will be replaced by a new… Read More »

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Mental Illness, Addiction: A “Broken System”

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

I am part of TAM, The Addicts Mom. The article below is an example of the mistreatment of people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Please connect with The Addicts Mom on Facebook by clicking here. By Kelly Wallace (CNN) —Barbara Theodosiou anxiously awaited each text and call. Still, her stomach turned every time… Read More »

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Governor Scott Signs “Sober Home” Bill (HB 21) Into Law

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the “Florida Sober Home Bill” (HB 21) crossed the last hurdle by achieving Governor Scott’s signature on its way to become state law, effective July 1, 2015. For FARR, this voyage began in 2012 and charted us through some very challenging waters. We encountered hostile elements and, at various… Read More »

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Mother Fights for Substance Abuse Treatment Bill

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Sharon Blair has been on a crusade since January 2009, when she had to identify the body of her daughter, Jennifer Reynolds, who died of a prescription drug overdose. Sharon Blair is working to pass a new law called the Jennifer Act, that would extend the treatment options available for those struggled with substance… Read More »

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Sober Homes Defrauding Insurance Companies

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Federal agents converged on a sober home and treatment center in Delray Beach earlier this month to carry out multiple raids. The agents were at Real Life Recovery, a treatment center located at 268 SE 6th Avenue in addition to Halfway There, a halfway house located at 1100 SW 4th Avenue. Agents from several… Read More »

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