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  Category: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health


DHSS to Expand Community Well-Being Initiative to Kent County

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Kent County | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Monday, September 19, 2022

Goal is to Connect At-Risk Community Members to Substance Use Disorder Services WILMINGTON (Sept. 19, 2022) – As a way to directly connect community members struggling with opioid use disorder and other behavioral health issues to treatment, recovery and prevention services, the Community Well-Being Initiative (CWBI), which began in 2021 in high-risk areas of New […]




Suspected Overdose Deaths for May in Delaware Set New Monthly High Total

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Delawareans struggling with substance use disorder can call DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health’s 24/7 Delaware Hope Line – a single point of contact where callers can connect to a variety of resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance.




In Another Likely Consequence of Pandemic, Delaware Overdose Deaths Increase 15% in 2021

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Division of Forensic Science Annual Report Finds Fentanyl Still Involved in More Than 80% of Deaths; Cocaine Link on the Rise NEW CASTLE (May 24, 2022) – In what health officials fear is another consequence of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware’s overdose deaths increased more than 15% in 2021 to a record […]




DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to Host Free Monthly Naloxone Training Sessions Statewide

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2022

NEW CASTLE (March 3, 2022) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is hosting free monthly Naloxone Access Training for all members of the community. All trainings can be found here: http://delaware-dsamh.eventbrite.com Naloxone, known commonly by the brand-name Narcan, is a medication that is effective […]







  Category: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health


DHSS to Expand Community Well-Being Initiative to Kent County

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Kent County | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Monday, September 19, 2022

Goal is to Connect At-Risk Community Members to Substance Use Disorder Services WILMINGTON (Sept. 19, 2022) – As a way to directly connect community members struggling with opioid use disorder and other behavioral health issues to treatment, recovery and prevention services, the Community Well-Being Initiative (CWBI), which began in 2021 in high-risk areas of New […]




Suspected Overdose Deaths for May in Delaware Set New Monthly High Total

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Delawareans struggling with substance use disorder can call DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health’s 24/7 Delaware Hope Line – a single point of contact where callers can connect to a variety of resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance.




In Another Likely Consequence of Pandemic, Delaware Overdose Deaths Increase 15% in 2021

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Division of Forensic Science Annual Report Finds Fentanyl Still Involved in More Than 80% of Deaths; Cocaine Link on the Rise NEW CASTLE (May 24, 2022) – In what health officials fear is another consequence of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware’s overdose deaths increased more than 15% in 2021 to a record […]




DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to Host Free Monthly Naloxone Training Sessions Statewide

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2022

NEW CASTLE (March 3, 2022) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is hosting free monthly Naloxone Access Training for all members of the community. All trainings can be found here: http://delaware-dsamh.eventbrite.com Naloxone, known commonly by the brand-name Narcan, is a medication that is effective […]