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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.
Chapter 7: Drug Treatment Programmes
Drug Treatment Programmes
The Health Care Strategy
The corporate plan for the Prison Service reflects the Government's priorities of ‘Protecting the Public’ and ‘Reducing Crime’.
A major objective of ‘Reducing Crime’ is, by 2002, to:
Improve the assessment, support and resettlement of drug misusing offenders and improve the availability and quality of drug treatment; reduce the supply of drugs into prisons; provide opportunities for prisoners to be located in voluntary testing units in order to remain free of drugs; and to establish the effectiveness of the drug strategy through evaluation and research.
Health Care Objectives
There are three major health care objectives in ‘Protecting the Public’; by 2002 the Prison Service intends to:
- Establish, with the NHS, a new Joint Prison Health Policy unit, responsible for the development ...