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Drug Strategy Unit

Martin Lee (Drug Strategy Unit, Health & Offender Partnerships)
Simon George (Drug Strategy Unit, Health & Offender Partnerships)

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Article publication date: 1 November 2005



The paper covers:• nature of the drug problem ‐ drug dependence, prevalence of misuse, distribution of problematic drug‐users (PDUs) across NOMS and how drug‐related offending manifests itself• drug strategy in prisons ‐ demand reduction, supply reduction and establishing through‐care linkages, clinical services, counselling, assessment, referral, advice and through‐care services (CARATs), drug rehabilitation programmes, drug testing programmes, supply reduction initiatives, DIP linkages and wider resettlement agenda• assessing need and planning for the future ‐ needs analysis, development of the collaborative drug treatment vision, initiatives planned or under way to improve quality and amount of treatment available, and mainstreaming/integration of services to reduce re‐offending and make public environment safer.



Lee, M. and George, S. (2005), "Drug Strategy Unit", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 39-48.



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