The findings of a two-year study into the effectiveness of the RAPt drug treatment programme which enables male prisoners with self-confessed problems of substance misuse to lead a drug and alcohol-free life in prison and in the community after release. The report also assesses whether completion of the programme is associated with a reduction in the likelihood of reconviction post-release. A unique and highly significant collection of information and data.
‘Addiction is a difficult nut to crack, and if the research shows nothing else it is that we have not yet found the right nut cracker’: Justice of the Peace.
‘This book provides evidence that some programmes are effective. It would be good to see resources reallocated from fighting unwinnable wars towards addressing the real problems which drug use causes. The authors and the publishers who are producing a whole series of more positive books on penal matters, deserve our thanks for moving the debate forwards’: Jim McManus, Scolag Legal Journal
‘An indispensible text for anyone interested in such rehabilitation schemes’: Safer Society (NACRO)