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North East Prisons Drug and Alcohol Recovery Team (DART) Service

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North East Prisons DART service is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adult offenders and their families in the North East of England.

We work across all seven North East Prison establishments, providing recovery co-ordination, structured programmes, a therapeutic community, family work, testing to support recovery and throughcare planning for all prisoners with drug and alcohol issues. DART works in partnership with Prison Health colleagues and Prison establishments to support positive outcomes for those in our care.

We cover the following prisons:

  • HMP Northumberland
  • HMP Durham
  • HMPYOI Low Newton
  • HMP Frankland
  • HMYOI Deerbolt
  • HMP Holme House
  • HMP Kirklevington Grange

How to contact us

You can call us on 0191 4477994 or email us on

General information relating to individuals held in custody cannot be provided by the service, all general enquiries should be direct to prison establishments.

We provide:

  • Recovery co-ordination
  • Group work
  • Structured programmes
  • Peer support and mutual aid
  • Family work
  • Testing to support recovery
  • Therapuetic community

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 belief that I can live my life without drugs and above all I have hope. My son has changed his way of thinking. Thank you for helping him to do that."

North East Prisons DART service user

Where can I go for further support?

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm