Alcohol treatment in prison

Given the high proportion of people in custody who reported that, while in the community, they consumed alcohol at levels considered high risk for alcohol-related harm (see Alcohol consumption), there is a clear need for alcohol-treatment services to be available in prison, and then continued into the community after release.

One in 10 prison dischargees (9.7%) reported accessing an alcohol treatment program in prison (Indicator 3.1.6).