Prison drug and alcohol services

HMP Elmley

Elmley is a purpose built local prison for un-sentenced and sentenced adult men and un-sentenced male young offenders located in Sheerness, Kent.

Forward delivers substance misuse programmes at the prison including:

Clinical services - Medically assisted interventions provided by a nurse/doctor such as prescribing and detoxification, whose aim is to improve physical and psychological functioning, improve quality of life and support recovery.

Case management – Talking interventions provided by a keyworker/counsellor, such as relapse prevention and motivational enhancement. Can be delivered in either a group or one-to-one environment.

Stepping Stones Programme - Medium intensity, part-time rolling programme, run over four weeks and consisting of 20 sessions. Designed to meet the needs of offenders who misuse drugs and/or alcohol who are serving short sentences or are on remand.

Living Safely - A menu of workshops offered to clients engaging with RAPt integrated services, aimed at minimising drug and alcohol-related harm, providing safe coping and emotional management skills.

The Rapt Alcohol Dependency Treatment Programme (ADTP) - Aimed at offenders with a history of alcohol dependence. This accredited programme is for alcohol-dependent clients in the prison system.

The Rapt Bridge programme - An intensive, full-time, abstinence-based 12-Step offending behaviour programme aimed at medium-high risk male offenders with a history of drug dependence who are serving shorter sentences.