Casey’s Law (Involuntary Substance Abuse Intervention)
Casey’s Law, or the Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention, was passed by Kentucky legislature in 2004. This law allows for the involuntary treatment for substance abuse of an individual suffering from the disease of addiction to drugs or alcohol. Concerned family members or friends can petition the court to order treatment for a loved one when that person refuses treatment or is unable to recognize their own need for treatment due to their addiction. In recent years, northern Kentucky has seen a huge increase in heroin use, and addiction to heroin is devastating families throughout the region. Casey’s Law provides one option for families who have not been able to convince their addicted loved ones that they need treatment.
Our attorneys have experience with Casey’s Law petitions and court proceedings. We understand the emotional toll that addiction takes on families and we understand the urgency that often accompanies obtaining treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. For more information you can visit the Casey’s Law website or contact our office.