Drug treatment

10th November 2000 at 00:00
A HOME Office report says that the new drug treatment and testing orders have helped offenders break the vicious cycle of drug abuse and crime.

They were introduced in Croydon, south London, Liverpool and Gloucestershire in October 1998 to gve courts an extra treatment option for dealing with drug-abusing offenders

and should be available throughout the country by the end of 2002.

Reports compiled by Diane Spencer with the help of the National Children's Bureau

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