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In 2007 a clutch of government-commissioned reports shed light on the now superseded drug treatment and testing order and on new criminal justice initiatives under the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) umbrella. Though phrased more diplomatically, verdicts ranged from pointless and botched through worthwhile but limited to distinctly promising, though the latter could only be said of the least drug-focused of the initiatives – arrest referral for under-18s.