If you are in the criminal justice system, for example, you have been arrested, at court or on a community sentence, there are specific agencies that can support you through these times.
It is highly likely that you will be referred to one of the agencies on arrest or through the prison service’s counselling, assessment, referral, advice, and throughcare (CARAT) services. They are a gateway to drug treatment and other services for those in custody who misuse drugs or who have previously misused drugs.
Whether you serve a custodial sentence or not, you will be referred to the East Riding drug intervention programme (DIP).
If you are in trouble with the law over drugs you can contact the throughcare and aftercare team on (01405) 608210.
Once you have been referred to the DIP, there are a number of agencies that can offer you support outside of prison. The DIP will assess which one(s) will be most beneficial to you.
If you are in trouble with the law and will be appearing in court you have legal representation and may be able to get legal aid. This should be made clear to you while you are in Police custody or court.