Drug and Alcohol services

Our services follow a broad and evidence based framework, but are tailored to each individual’s needs, strengths and motivations. Whether in a prison or community setting, and however long we are in contact with them, we aim to provide service users with high quality harm reduction, care and assessment. At the same time, we also aim to provide all service users with the motivation, inspiration and support to believe in their ability to make transformational change in their lives. For those who resolve to make such changes, we offer a range of structured programmes and pathways to build and maintain recovery.


Prison Drug and Alcohol Services

Forward delivers one of the country’s most highly regarded drug and alcohol services in prisons. Our experience in supporting thousands of people spans more than 25 years and 25 prisons, having opened the first intensive treatment programme in a UK prison at HMP Downview in 1992.

Our prison drug and alcohol programmes were the first to have been independently accredited for reducing re-offending by the Ministry of Justice. The ‘Rapt’ intensive treatment programme results in an 18% reduction in re-offending and 65% reduction in the volume of crime compared to other drug treatment programmes.



Community Drug and Alcohol services

Forward has more than 14 years’ experience in supporting people in communities across the country. Our services are tailored to the individual needs, strengths and motivations of our clients – whether they are looking for support to build a life free from drugs and alcohol
or need help to stay safe and reduce risks.

We offer a wide range of evidence-based services, from brief advice sessions to residential treatment. As well as offering psychological and social support we provide high quality clinical services, from substitute prescribing to detoxification.

Family Support

Our family and friends services offer additional support to help our clients rebuild meaningful relationships as well as offering support to their loved ones through a range of interventions, referrals and ongoing support.

Aftercare Services

People who complete our intensive treatment programmes, known as the Rapt programmes, can access Forward’s recovery support service. To date, the service has helped thousands of clients through continued care to help build the resilience and strength needed to maintain recovery from addiction and live a positive and productive life.