Most addicts want to get clean and want to get a job – in other words, to live a more normal life. For many, the first step towards a job will be working within the drug treatment sector, either paid or as a volunteer, giving them the confidence to believe that they can hold down a job, and giving them something positive for their CV. Resettlement leads in drug treatment services then support clients who are ready to move on to a job in a different sector.
Local drug treatment partnerships and regional NTA teams work with Jobcentre Plus drugs co-ordinators to support drug users accessing welfare benefits into both drug treatment and skills training and employment support.
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