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Hello, everyone! It’s Mark, and welcome back to our Q and A series.

I want to talk to you about the Marchman Act and how long it takes before it works in this video.

People always ask me, “How long do I have to put my loved one into treatment?” and I routinely tell them, “Look, the goal here is to keep your loved one in recovery for a year.” It’s just that we know from experience that if you can keep somebody in recovery for a year or more, they’re more likely than not to stay in recovery. If it’s less than a year, then they’re less likely. That doesn’t mean that you have to put them in treatment for a year. It doesn’t mean that you have to hire me for a year, or any other lawyer for that matter. It means you have to give them the tools needed.

I received a wonderful email this past week from a family. Their son had been Marchman Acted by us, he had been in treatment for six months, and he was going into sober living. He would continue with outpatient therapy, and he had a sponsor. Finally, after years of dealing with this, the family started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They were extremely grateful, and I was humbled. Anytime a family hires us to help them potentially save their loved ones’ lives, we take that responsibility very seriously, and I’m very happy that this is happening for the family. It’s been a long time coming, but if your loved one’s been suffering from substance use and mental illness for many years, and they’ve been in treatment centers, been to the emergency room because of overdoses, and you’re sick and tired, I can help you.

It’s going to take time, you have to sort of look forward perhaps one year into the future and see how that looks, and if you look back before your loved one was dealing with these issues before the craziness started, that is where we need to get them, and the goal is to get them there in a year.

I hope that addresses the question. Every case is unique, but remember, the goal is one year of sobriety, one year of recovery. That’s the best chance your loved one has.

With that said, thanks for tuning in. See you in the next video.

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