Prison drug and alcohol services

HMPYOI Stoke Heath

HMP & YOI Stoke Heath is a Closed Category C Adult male and Young Adult site, with a small Cat D unit located in Shropshire.

Forward delivers substance misuse programmes at the prison including:

Clinical Services

Medical interventions provided by a nurse/doctor such as opiate substitution therapy (OST) and detoxification. The aim is to improve physical and psychological functioning, improve quality of life and support recovery.

All service users who receive clinical interventions also receive psychosocial support and can access Forward’s low-medium intensity, non-abstinence based group workshops/programmes.

Case Management

Forward’s Case management services involve:

  • Comprehensive assessment of needs
  • Needs-led care planning
  • Individual key working sessions
  • Motivational enhancement
  • Delivery of low-medium intensity psychosocial group workshops
  • Relapse prevention
  • Release planning

Living Safely - Drug and Alcohol

Living Safely is a series of workshops that provides safe coping skills to minimise the risk of harm and relapse among drug and alcohol users. It is a low intensity intervention for individuals with varying levels of drug or alcohol problems. This includes binge drinkers or those who simply want to learn more about the effects of drugs/alcohol and how to use or drink more safely. Living Safely is accessible to service users undergoing clinical interventions (e.g. opiate substitution treatment).

Living Safely Drug consists of 13 90-minute workshops, Living Safely Alcohol consists of eight. It is recommended that individuals attend at least four workshops and engage with the entire programme where possible.