Research and analysis

Drug Recovery Wings: set up, delivery and lessons learned

The NOMS Interventions Unit carried out a process study to describe the challenges and lessons learned from the 'Drug Recovery Wings' project.



The government is seeking new ways to help rehabilitate offenders from drug dependency to live drug and crime free lives. As part of this, wing-based, abstinence-focused, drug recovery services were launched in five adult prisons in June 2011.

The approach being used is focused on providing dedicated prison accommodation, treatment and support to those who are dependent on drugs and alcohol while in custody and connecting them with community support on release.

Published 3 March 2014