Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR)
“The drug rehabilitation requirement at Oasis is not a soft option, it is a humane one”
What is a DRR?
A DRR is a type of community sentence or court order. You might be considered for one of these if you find yourself in court because of offences relating to drugs. You might have heard these referred to as a DTTO or drug testing and treatment order in the past. The DRR has replaced the DTTO but is is essentially the same thing.
These usually last for 6 months and the hours you need to attend Oasis can vary depending on what the court decides. The time you spend with us will be spread across the week and involve group and 1-1 sessions as well as other activities to support your recovery.
How can a DRR help you?
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Will I still need to go to probation?
Yes, you will still have an offender manager to oversee the order. We will talk to them about your attendance and progress.
What about drug screening?
Urine screening is done at least once a week but sometimes more and the results are recorded by us and shared with your offender manager.
What happens if I don’t attend some sessions for any reason?
Most women who come to Oasis on a DRR have been struggling with some serious life difficulties before their sentence. Usually, these include things like homelessness, chronic ill health, sexual and domestic violence and relationship breakdown. We know that these problems can take a long time to sort out and there are times when they may affect attendance. If any of these serious problems affect your attendance it is important that we know. We can help you find the right support and support you to meet your commitments at Oasis.
Because this is a court order we cannot make decisions about whether your non attendance means you will be recalled to court. Oasis staff are required to pass this information to the offender manager who always makes these decisions.
Read what Cat had to say about her experience of the DRR
“Oasis helped me when I needed it most. I was ordered to do a DRR and initially was very reluctant. My lifestyle was chaotic and I even found it hard to be in a group. I felt resentful that I had to be there. I felt hard done by.
After attending intermittently and being breached for non attendance, with the help and support of the workers and the girls in the group I decided to commit myself fully after my first clean test – that was all I needed to motivate myself. With all the support form Oasis and probation I turned my life around. I have now been clean from illicit drugs for 8 months and off my medication.
I’m now facilitating SMART recovery at BOP and have completed a counselling course I now have accommodation of my own and I realise I have a future to live. I have got plans to carry on with my other study and have started to rebuild a relationship with my estranged family who I now see regularly. I believe that I was in the right place at the right time and ready to stop my substance misuse.”