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Ex-Prisoners Recovering from Addiction Working Group. (2019) Blueprints for the treatment and throughcare of prisoners with histories of drug dependence. A report from the ex-prisoners recovering from addiction (EPRA) working group. University of York. 72 p.

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Recommendation
• The EPRA Working Group recommends that evaluated trials are undertaken of the blueprints presented here. We believe these will demonstrate clear benefits and cost savings, by transforming post-release support for prisoners who seek to make fundamental changes in their lives.

Background
• Previous research has shown a ‘cliff-edge’ of support for released prisoners recovering from substance abuse.
• Prison interventions can effectively initiate recovery journeys. However, prisoners’ hopes for transformation become unrealistic when they are released homeless and unsupported.
• The Ex-prisoners Recovering from Addiction (EPRA) Working Group was set up to produce evidence-based blueprints for the effective treatment and throughcare of prisoners recovering from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
• In the course of its work, EPRA has considered reviews of the research evidence, received reports on promising approaches around the country and had feedback from focus groups of male and female prisoners with histories of substance misuse.
• Reflecting different needs and opportunities, four blueprints have been developed separated by gender (men and women) and sentence length (short and longer sentences).


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:Crime prevention, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Date:July 2019
Pages:72 p.
Publisher:University of York
Corporate Creators:Ex-Prisoners Recovering from Addiction Working Group
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty > Community service (penalty) > Probation or parole
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme and budget analysis (cost benefit)
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
T Demographic characteristics > Offender
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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