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Ideas for Next Phase of Fight Against Opiate, Heroin Abuse Outlined

Date Posted: Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

More checks of prescription database, reviews of deaths, medical treatment of addiction and expanded police use of overdose drug proposed. Building on Delaware’s efforts in recent years to combat prescription painkiller and heroin abuse, a plan released Thursday recommends that regulations governing prescription dispensing become more stringent, that deaths from opiates and heroin be reviewed […]




Hepatitis – The Silent Epidemic

Date Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

The state Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages baby boomers, or individuals born between 1945 and 1965, to speak to their doctor about getting tested for hepatitis.




Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill Recruiting Volunteers to Adopt Residents for Sept. 12 Friends & Families Day

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) is recruiting volunteers to adopt residents for its annual Friends & Families Day event on Saturday, Sept. 12, on the facility’s grounds in Smyrna.




May 11 Rededication of Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill’s Candee Building to Be Celebrated with Ceremony and Public Tours

Date Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2015
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

The Department of Health and Social Services will celebrate the completion of the first phase of an initiative to create a more home-like environment for residents living in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill’s Candee Building with a ceremony, ribbon-cutting and public tours from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, May 11.




DHSS Launches Statewide Campaign for Prevention of Underage and Binge Drinking

Date Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2015
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

As part of its coordinated strategy to reduce the impact of addiction, the Department of Health and Social Services on Thursday kicked off a statewide campaign for prevention of underage and binge drinking with events at high schools in each of Delaware’s three counties.





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