|Titre :||The evaluation of the Drug Recovery Wing pilots. Final report|
|Auteurs :||C. LLOYD ; G. PAGE ; N. McKEGANEY ; C. RUSSELL ; A. LIEBLING|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||University of York, 2017|
|Format :||291 p.|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEEVALUATION ; PRISON ; TRAITEMENT ; TRAITEMENT DE MAINTENANCE ; COMMUNAUTE THERAPEUTIQUE ; ETUDE QUALITATIVE ; QUALITE DE VIE ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; ALCOOL
Thésaurus GéographiqueROYAUME-UNI ; ANGLETERRE ; PAYS DE GALLES
Ten pilot Drug Recovery Wing (DRWs) were launched in two phases over 2011 to 2012 in eight men's and two women's prisons in England and Wales, with the intention of delivering abstinence-focused drug recovery services. Prisons were given licence to develop their own DRW models to reflect local needs and the ten resulting projects varied considerably in terms of size, aims, target population, accommodation, regime, and therapeutic content and intensity.
In 2012, the Department of Health commissioned an evaluation of these pilots, which has been undertaken by researchers at the University of York, the Centre for Drug Use Research in Glasgow and the University of Cambridge.
This mixed methods evaluation consisted of five parts:
1. A Rapid Assessment of all 10 pilot DRWs.
2. An analysis of Measuring the Quality of Prison Life (MQPL) data for the 10 pilot DRWs.
3. A process evaluation of 7 DRWs.
4. An impact evaluation of 5 DRWs.
5. An economic evaluation focused on the same 5 DRWs.
These were undertaken in two phases: the Rapid Assessment and MQPL survey over March 2012 to October 2013; and the process, impact and economic evaluations over November 2013 to April 2016. In the course of this work, we have undertaken and analysed 345 lengthy qualitative interviews, obtained and analysed data from 631 detailed prisoner questionnaires in the impact evaluation and analysed the data from 1,246 prisoners taking part in the MQPL survey.
This report focuses in particular on studies 2-4.
The Drug Recovery Wing pilots tested a recovery-based substance use service model within a prison-wing setting.
Prisoners followed-up after six months living back in the community showed considerable reductions in drinking, drug use, and self-reported offending.
However, concerns about prisoners facing a 'cliff face' - a sudden drop-off in support - on leaving prison could undermine the investment of support.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, University of York, UK|