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  • Writer's pictureStephen Williams

Dealing with DHR in Child Custody? Do you listen to your Doctor or your Social Worker?

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

DHR would rather you listen to your social worker than your doctor. DHR takes the position that Medically-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is trading one drug for another. Most worrisome, but not surprising, is that the Juvenile Courts are listening to DHR.


But, if you’re one of these, ahem, “science” people when it comes to recovery and implementing medical treatments that save lives and enable those in recovery to safely and effectively manage their addiction so they can serve their communities, their employers and their families, so are we here at Foxtrot. So is the SAMHSA, which states that Suboxone® is an evidence-based, effective treatment for opioid addiction. We and the SAMHSA tend to worry more about treating an illness than judging the Parent suffering from it.


If you or your family has benefited from evidence-based, FDA-approved, doctor-recommended MAT options, please let us know in the comments or send us a discreet, direct message. We’d like the stigma here to be gone and for DHR to follow the medical community or at least for the Courts to do so, and not the other way around.


If you would like to learn more about how you, as a Committed Parent or Caring Relative, can stand up for yourself and be more effective in your Child Custody case, please to schedule your initial consultation at one of our offices.


This article contains general information and should not be construed as legal advice for you and or your unique situation. ~SW, Foxtrot

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