Joshua S. Horton Law Announces Publication of Substance Abuse Law Article in Forum Magazine

(Boca Raton, July 27, 2022)

The Joshua S. Horton Law Firm is pleased to announce the publication of its article, “Pandemic Predators and Collateral Consequences” in the Spring, 2002 issue of Forum Magazine, the official publication of the Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association (CTLA). The article, available online at Legal Trends Watch, is an exacting and thorough analysis of the ways the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted people who suffer from substance use disorders and the industry of recovery and rehab centers that often take advantage of them.

Written by Joshua S. Horton, the article is described by this excerpt:

“The last two years have thrown more at America than she has had to endure in many years. But none were more affected than those who suffer from mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) issues. Opioid epidemic awareness and MDL litigation have done a great deal to curb prescription overdose deaths but have done little to address the influx of fentanyl into America’s illicit drug supply (most of which flows into this country from China via Mexican drug cartels.”

Pandemic Predators and Collateral Consequences is based on years of research and analysis and includes citations from a number of government agencies and experts in the medical and legal fields. Included in the analyses of the medical industry and its treatment of addicts and those suffering from opioid overdoses is an overview of the different types of treatment and different types of approaches to care provided by the medical industry, often falling short and without proper psychiatric or medical understanding of the legal and medical issues surrounding opioid and fentanyl overdoses.

Mr. Horton takes a firm moral and legal position explaining the need for a review of medical practices and recovery centers, that often pray on victims of substance use and their families for financial gain.

Here is another excerpt:

“Unqualified individuals are hired after gaining a few months’ sobriety because they are cheap labor, many times without a place to go. The SUD Litigation Group or Treatment Center Abuse & Mental Health Litigation Group is currently litigating a case in which a so-called technician literally watched a client die without recognizing a catastrophic overdose was taking place or knowing how to administer Narcan, a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.”

Joshua S. Horton

Joshua Horton explains the perspectives behind his article:

“I wanted to write an informative and analytical article to bring attention to the legal and medical injustices of substance use disorder and how the pandemic has exacerbated this epidemic of opioid and fentanyl overdoses.”

For more information on the article and the Joshua S. Horton Law Firm visit

The article can also be downloaded, in pdf format, here.

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