Delaware Organizations Helping Provide Opioid Abuse Prevention Programs


Delaware continues to struggle with opioid overdoses. As a way to combat this problem, the Divisions from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families are funding innovative prevention programs in the community to prevent opioid abuse among young athletes. The Delaware Division of…

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DHSS: Del. Overdose Deaths Rose 15% In 2021

Overdoses claimed the lives of 515 people in Delaware in 2021, a record for one year and a 15% increase from 2020.The Delaware Division of Forensic Science annual report also indicates that 425 of those 515 deaths involved fentantyl. That is a slight decrease from the previous year. However, overdose deaths linked to cocaine increased…

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