Recovery from problematic substance use and gambling can be incredibly difficult – we believe in giving people a chance for change in any situation.
In-dependence has a full time staff member based in the Prison. The Prison Substance Misuse Worker (PSMW) works with prisoners affected by drug and alcohol misuse.
Recovery doesn’t mean just quitting the behaviour that is causing you problems, but rather maintaining a lifestyle where the likelihood of returning to those behaviours is minimised.
An affected family member is anyone who is having to deal with the impact of someone else’s drug, alcohol, or gambling behaviour.
To support those affected by drugs, alcohol, or gambling and to minimise related harms through education, prevention, and counselling.
RESPECT We respect our clients’ individual needs and understand the importance of confidentiality, the freedom to choose, and a service free from judgement.
INTEGRITY Transparent and honest relationships form the basis of our work and are the foundation on which we build.
EQUITY We believe in treating people fairly, not favouring one over another. Promoting the message that change is a possibility for all.
EFFECTIVENESS Our work will always be purposeful. Working with clearly defined goals, we seek to promote change.
PROFESSIONALISM Our work will be led by best practice, delivered by competent staff who take professional standards seriously.
PARTNERSHIP WORKING We will work collaboratively with our key stakeholders.
We understand change takes time and can be difficult to measure. We set realistic expectations for change which are continuously reviewed as part of a collaborative process.