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Prison's drug unit praised.

A ground-breaking rehab centre in a North East prison has been hailed a success less than six months after its launch.

As a result, other jails may follow the example of Durham Prison which launched its Substance Misuse Service for drug addicts in February.

The rehabilitation and detoxification centre has been used by 568 inmates.

About 70 per cent of inmates at the high security prison are believed to have alcohol or drug problems.

It is the first time a fully staffed NHS detoxification unit has been set up within a prison.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 30, 2003
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