The Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) focuses on violators who are dependent on alcohol or whose alcohol consumption contributes to their crime. The goal is to reduce or eliminate the offender's dependence on alcohol. The Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) focuses on offenders with drug abuse problems and whose drug use contributes to their crime. The offender works to achieve a drug-free lifestyle with the support of specialized agencies.
A treatment evaluation found significant improvements in dependence on alcohol and drug use, as well as other aspects of psychosocial functioning. While there are two relevant requirements available that can be attached to community orders or suspended sentencing orders, namely, the drug rehabilitation requirement (DRR) and the alcohol treatment requirement (ATR), their use has been consistently low. He has a particular interest in alcohol dependence and links to abuse and trauma, implementing psychological approaches by identifying links to dependence and identifying the link between harmful alcohol use and domestic violence. Brief interventions aim to identify real or potential alcohol problems and motivate a person to address them, with the intention of bridging the gap between primary prevention efforts and more intensive treatments.
It was also found that users of the services were much more likely to participate in treatment in the community, where treatment services had contacted them in custody prior to their release. Through the Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring Requirement (AAMR), “sobriety tags” can be placed for service users to monitor alcohol consumption through sweat for up to 120 days.