Drugs in Prison is an essential handbook for all those who work with prisoners as well as students of penal drugs policy. Comprehensive and easy to use, it: provides up-to-date information on drugs, drug misuse and drugs legislation; outlines government and prison strategies for tackling drug misuse; describes the various methods being used to combat drugs in prison; reviews the effectiveness of these approaches and the performance of different establishments; discusses future strategy and practice. Also featured are extensive index, a glossary, and useful appendices, case studies and checklists, which service to reinforce key learning points.

Reducing Demand for Drugs

Reducing demand for drugs

The Treatment of Drug Misusers

The CARAT process for remand and sentenced prisoners is now in place. The CARAT service provider can be a specialist drug worker, trained prison officer, health care specialist or probation officer. He raises a casework record on every prisoner who comes into contact with CARAT services. This initial contact can be on reception or at the induction stage. However, a referral for services can be made at any stage during the sentence, or any time whilst held on remand.

The objective is to provide a complete picture of all the work that is undertaken to address a prisoner's drug problem. This ensures that continuity of care is maintained when a prisoner is transferred to another ...

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