Conference calls for more flexible orders

    Drug testing and treatment orders are “too stringent,” a
    conference heard last week.

    Drug action teams and service user groups at the National
    Treatment Agency annual conference said orders should be made more
    flexible.

    Currently, if a user fails to attend up to two appointments
    within 12 months they could be imprisoned for breaching the order.
    One drug action team manager said the “two strikes and out”
    approach was preventing effective work with users.

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