Criminal Justice Interventions

Pain Management in Secure Settings

Therapeutic Solutions (Addictions) has provided a range of research, evaluation and support services for a joint exercise with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Public Health England aimed at producing a ‘tool-kit’ for use in prison settings.

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Process Evaluation of the Roll-Out of Take Home Naloxone

Therapeutic Solutions have also been commissioned to undertake a process evaluation as part of the prison-to-community Gateways project to understand how take home naloxone (also known as prenoxad injection) is delivered in practice within custodial settings.

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Other Research, Evaluations and Analysis

We have worked with Essex University to undertake an evaluation of Drug Testing on Arrest and previously we have been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to review the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR).

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Recovery Services

We have offered a range of services to support the development of recovery services across the substance misuse sector including a number of reports and academic peer-reviewed papers. We have a paper written in partnership with Birmingham University on influences to 12-Step mutual self-help groups published in the European Addiction Research in September 2014.

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Our Services

We have developed a range of analytical and methodological approaches aimed at understanding the health and substance misuse needs of individuals including extensive interviews with a cross-section of service users in contact with healthcare and other related services. We have also worked to develop methods aimed at understanding the nuances of prisoner satisfaction of clinical services received. Our paper testing use of SERVQUAL as a mechanism for understanding ‘real’ satisfaction rates has been published here.

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Studies and Assessments

We have undertaken over 50 health and substance misuse specific needs assessments since 2006. These have included studies across community settings and across the criminal justice system (including detainee needs in police custody; service users in contact with Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and prisoners in contact with health services in secure settings).

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