Shadow minister visits Welwyn Garden City drug centre

A DRUG intervention programme is doing an excellent job according to the shadow minister for justice, who visited the centre. MP David Burrowes told the WHT he was really impressed with the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP)

A DRUG intervention programme is doing an "excellent" job according to the shadow minister for justice, who visited the centre.

MP David Burrowes told the WHT he was "really impressed" with the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP) based on Ascots Lane, WGC, that helps patients recover from drug abuse.

He said: "I spoke to DIP workers and clients and they both said it's really effective.

"A lot of clients who volunteered found they were motivated to change.


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"It is something working, something that allows people to give them the help they need."

The programme is a national crime reduction/drug treatment scheme that aims to reduce crime through engaging Class A drug users into treatment.

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The WGC centre provides a variety of services including arrest referral in police custody suites across the county, as well as support with benefits, housing, training and employment.

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