Drug Treatment and Testing Order


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Drug Treatment and Testing Order

A court order (Scotland) aimed at helping drug offenders reduce their drug use and related offending. 

DTTO success
Reduced re-offense, sustained reduction in illicit drug use and risk-taking in their drug use; 80% of those on DTTOs have improved physical health; 70% had sustained improvements in their relationships with partners and families.

DTTO offenders must agree to:
• Accept treatment for drug misuse;
• Undergo frequent and random drug testing;
• Attend court on at least a monthly basis so that the Sheriff can review progress;
• Be supervised by the DTTO Team (Social Work and Health Staff).
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