Drug Interventions Programme

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Drug Interventions Programme

A substance misuse initiative begun in 2003 (revised in 2005) which is a key element of the UK government’s National Drug Strategy to prevent recidivism of adults who misuse Class A drugs. It focuses on breaking the crime-drug cycle by providing opportunities for drug misusing offenders to access programmes that provide tailored help at all points of contact within the criminal justice system.
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Home Office funding for the Gwent Drug Intervention Program (DIP) dried up in March, and since April it has been funded by the office of the Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner, Ian Johnston.
He also did not carry out any checks on Barry's history which would have revealed he was on a drug intervention program.
As a community worker, he said he observed that current government drug intervention programs - usually involving physical activities such as Zumba, or spiritual activities like going to Mass, or at worst, killing off suspected drug suspects in police operations - had 'minimal effect' or 'low effectivity.
These surveys, according to IADA, will become more frequent under the leadership of a new Chief Scientist that plans to complete the comprehensive surveys every two years and intermittent surveys every six months to track the results of both drug intervention programs and various law enforcement actions.
These drug intervention programs do have their place, and the government must continue to bolster its efforts to stop the influx of illegal drugs across our borders.
The Committee's mission, as its members defined it--to examine existing knowledge on the etiology and epidemiology of drug and alcohol use, the impact of drug and alcohol use on job-related behavior, and the effectiveness of organizational drug intervention programs, especially drug-testing--resulted in the report on which this book is based.

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