How do prisoners families succeed? From Yvonne

Hi, just a question for people reading your blog.
Families of prisoners who strengthen ties can reduce re offending according to the Government and charities. How can one be successful in achieving this quote when a loved one is addicted to illegal substances? I for one would like to see proof in the pudding please. By using such a quote, where is the support for families and how is this achieved because my family have tried, worn the t-shirt and dried it back out again to no avail. If the Government want to hand over the responsibility to families because rehabilitation methods are failing miserably and the probation service has now merely become a meet and greet and tick box exercise; how do families succeed? I would love to hear off any proffessonal please. It seriously is about time something was proved to us. Regards Yvonne Higson.