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Baron, Breslin & Sarmiento, Attorneys at Law
The DuPont Building
169 East Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33131
Addiction Law Services
Addiction is a disease that affects over 60 million Americans and devastates lives on a daily basis. We can help any person with legal issues that arise from use of alcohol or drugs. We can also help the family of the out of control addict or alcoholic who have no where to turn. Under the Florida Marchman Act addicts and alcoholics can receive inpatient treatment at no cost to the family.
Drug Court, DUI and Criminal Addiction Issues
Children, Family and Divorce Addiction Issues
Marchman Act - crisis and inpatient treatment for addicts and alcoholics at no cost to the family or patient.
Baker Act - crisis and inpatient treatment for the mentally impaired at no cost to the family or patient.
Our Lawyers Understand Addiction
Drug addiction or alcoholism (the addiction to ethyl alcohol) is a neurobiological brain disorder which can and does cause diminished mental capacity. We are experienced trial lawyers that understand and deal with addiction on a daily basis. Richard Baron and Jerry Breslin have together over 40 years in AA/NA recovery and over 50 years of trial litigation experience.
Areas of Our Addiction Law Practice
28% of the US population have either a mental or addictive disorder
According to BPDFamily.com, the US Surgeon General estimates that 28% of the US population suffer from either a mental or addictive disorder in a given year.
The current prevalence estimate is that about 20 percent of the U.S. population are affected by mental disorders during a given year. This estimate comes from two epidemiologic surveys: the Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) study of the early 1980s and the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS) of the early 1990s. Those surveys defined mental illness according to the prevailing editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The surveys estimate that during a 1-year period, 22 to 23 percent of the U.S. adult population—or 44 million people—have diagnosable mental disorders, according to reliable, established criteria.
In general, 19 percent of the adult U.S. population have a mental disorder alone (in 1 year); 3 percent have both mental and addictive disorders; and 6 percent have addictive disorders alone. Consequently, about 28 to 30 percent of the population have either a mental or addictive disorder.
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