AD:EPT works with people in custody who want to reduce their substance use and the harm it causes.

Area All Northern Ireland
Age Range18 - 2125 Plus
Concern Category Support in custody, Drugs and/or alcohol

About the Programme

‘They helped me to see that I can do it, that just because I’ve failed in the past, doesn’t mean I will always fail’ – service user.

AD:EPT works with people in all three prisons here, helping those who have problems with drug and alcohol use. We deliver harm reduction, counselling, casework and the Building Skills for Recovery programme. We also offer auricular acupuncture in our work, which can help to lessen cravings and to improve sleep. We will help clients decide what they wish to change and set goals for a safer and healthier life.

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‘I did the BSR programme and I learnt so much about my life, but I also learnt that I am able to make changes, that I can have a life outside of here, in fact I am looking forward to getting out now’ – service user.

We work with people at their induction into the prison, during their time in custody and in the lead-up to release, when they can then move into our AD:EPT2 service. We visit individuals who fail drug tests while in prison and offer support and the opportunity to engage with AD:EPT.

Anyone in custody can refer directly into the service – we also take referrals from prison staff and other agencies, and from friends and family of prisoners.

Contact info: 

Maghaberry – 028 9261 4066  Magilligan – 028 7775 1831  Hydebank   – 028 9049 4169  

Funder: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Contact Information

Point Road
BT49 0LR
T 028 7775 1831 / ext.80431
Hospital Road
T 028 9025 3664/028 9049 4198
Old Road
Ballinderry Upper
BT28 2PT
T 028 9261 4066

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