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DART – North East Prisons

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The Change Grow Live Drug & Alcohol Recovery Team (DART) is delivered across the North East Prison estate. It is a free and confidential service for adult offenders, who are 18+ and who have experienced issues with drug and/alcohol use. We provide service users with therapeutic support and interventions and also support to those families who are affected by substance use. We take referrals via self-referrals, health providers, prison staff, offender management unit, mental health team and via other prison partnership agencies.

The DART service provides recovery coordination, key working, brief & recovery welfare interventions, structured programmes, awareness sessions, pre & post release support, peer mentor support, mutual aid provision, family work, onward referral and advice & guidance. DART works in partnership with Prison Health colleagues and prison establishments to support positive outcomes for those in our care.

The DART service delivers a strength based approach to encourage & motivate individuals to work towards and/or sustain their recovery progress. The service believes that a person centred & holistic approach can support the individuals “road to recovery”.

The concept of recovery lies at the heart of what we do. This means supporting individuals to overcome problems and issues and helping them to work towards independence and positive lifestyles. We encourage our service users to plan & design their own recovery journey to rebuild confidence, social skills & networks to continue their recovery journey in the community.

Contact Us

Please select your nearest prison from the options below to find out more about how to access our services.

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North East Prisons
HMP Durham
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North East Prisons
HMP Northumberland
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North East Prisons
HMP/YOI Holme House
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North East Prisons
HMP Low Newton
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North East Prisons
HMP Deerbolt
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North East Prisons
HMP Frankland
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North East Prisons
Kirklevington Grange
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What do our service users say about us?

“The DART team has helped me loads. They have given me a big confidence boost to get out of prison and do something with my life”

“DART has given me a new beginning, I now have faith and belied that I can change my life without drugs and above all I have hope”

“My son has changed the way he is thinking. Thank you for helping him to do that”.

Where can I go for further support?