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When Treatment Turns Deadly

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Deciding to enter a substance abuse rehabilitation program is no small feat. It takes courage, determination and strength to face your addictions head on and fight for your life. Every day, thousands of people make the decision to enter rehab centers with the expectation that the staff will properly care for them and provide… Read More »

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Gratitude House alumni return favor, speak with rehab residents

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

By Tony Doris – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sunday July 26, 2015 WEST PALM BEACH — Nancy McConnell was a heroin addict. She also was a prostitute and the section of North Dixie Highway near Gratitude House, just north of downtown, was “my little spot,” she says. “I needed to get help and… 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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Florida Facing Serious Problems with New Street Drug

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Florida police are struggling to deal with a new street drug that is sweeping through the state and has caused multiple instances of violence. The new drug, called “flakka,” is a cheap but potent synthetic drug. It has been linked to a number of incidents that involve bizarre and sometimes violent behavior. Similar to… 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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