13. Drug Treatment and Testing Orders
These continue to be available to courts as a sentencing option. Both Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTOs) and Restriction of liberty orders (RLOs) can be used as a concurrent sentence with a CPO but it is anticipated that RLOs will rarely be used concurrently with DTTOs.
A DTTO is a high tariff disposal for individuals with drug problems who might otherwise receive a custodial sentence.
The purpose of a DTTO is to focus on individuals for whom offending is a consequence of substance misuse (for example, acquisitive offending to support dependence), and who are at direct risk of receiving a custodial sentence. It is different from a drug treatment requirement, which is focused on individuals whose offending is not as prolific.