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Risk and rehabilitationManagement and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system$
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Aaron Pycroft and John McKeane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300205

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300205.001.0001

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Seeking out rehabilitation within the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement

Seeking out rehabilitation within the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement

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(p.86) (p.87) Five Seeking out rehabilitation within the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement
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Risk and rehabilitation
Author(s):

Bernie Heath

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300205.003.0006

This chapter looks at the introduction and delivery of the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR), which applies to a broader range of drug-using offenders, ie not just opiate users. Its potential as a catalyst for change and rehabilitating offenders is also considered. Introduced as a more flexible option to its predecessor, the Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO), any offender believed to be misusing drugs can receive a requirement, hence the investigation in this chapter into this widening. Finally, problems such as coerced treatment and whether practitioner discretion is affected by it are also analysed.

Keywords:   DRR, DTTO, Offenders, Drugs, Rehabilitation, Treatment

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