‘They helped me to see that I can do it, that just because I’ve failed in the past, doesn’t mean I will always fail’ – service user.
AD:EPT works with people in all three prisons here, helping those who have problems with drug and alcohol use. We deliver harm reduction, counselling, casework and the Building Skills for Recovery programme. We also offer auricular acupuncture in our work, which can help to lessen cravings and to improve sleep. We will help clients decide what they wish to change and set goals for a safer and healthier life.
‘I did the BSR programme and I learnt so much about my life, but I also learnt that I am able to make changes, that I can have a life outside of here, in fact I am looking forward to getting out now’ – service user.
We work with people at their induction into the prison, during their time in custody and in the lead-up to release, when they can then move into our AD:EPT2 service. We visit individuals who fail drug tests while in prison and offer support and the opportunity to engage with AD:EPT.
Anyone in custody can refer directly into the service – we also take referrals from prison staff and other agencies, and from friends and family of prisoners.
Maghaberry – 028 9261 4066
Magilligan – 028 7775 1831
Hydebank – 028 9049 4169
Funder: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust