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  Category: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health


Delaware Officials Provide Latest Updates, Underscore Urgency Surrounding Increased Overdose Deaths in the State

Delaware Health and Social Services | Delaware State Police | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Featured Posts | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NEWARK (Jan. 18, 2023) – Today, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, along with top leaders from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), led a community response briefing to provide the latest information about suspected drug overdose deaths in the state, current and emerging dangers […]




Suspected Overdose Deaths for November in Delaware Set Monthly High Total

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2022

Health Officials Fear Opioid Epidemic Has Not Plateaued   NEW CASTLE (Dec. 8, 2022) – In a heartbreaking sign that the opioid epidemic has not plateaued in Delaware, deaths from suspected overdoses in November set a new monthly high total, according to death investigation reports from the Division of Forensic Science. In November 2022, 43 […]




DHSS Seeks Personal Stories from Delaware Families for Project Featuring Loved Ones Lost to Overdoses

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, November 4, 2022

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 4, 2022) – The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, in collaboration with the Lt. Governor’s Office and the Delaware Art Museum, is seeking personal stories and photos from Delaware families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses. The submissions will be used to create an emotional and educational exhibition […]




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.







  Category: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health


Delaware Officials Provide Latest Updates, Underscore Urgency Surrounding Increased Overdose Deaths in the State

Delaware Health and Social Services | Delaware State Police | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Featured Posts | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NEWARK (Jan. 18, 2023) – Today, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, along with top leaders from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS), led a community response briefing to provide the latest information about suspected drug overdose deaths in the state, current and emerging dangers […]




Suspected Overdose Deaths for November in Delaware Set Monthly High Total

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2022

Health Officials Fear Opioid Epidemic Has Not Plateaued   NEW CASTLE (Dec. 8, 2022) – In a heartbreaking sign that the opioid epidemic has not plateaued in Delaware, deaths from suspected overdoses in November set a new monthly high total, according to death investigation reports from the Division of Forensic Science. In November 2022, 43 […]




DHSS Seeks Personal Stories from Delaware Families for Project Featuring Loved Ones Lost to Overdoses

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, November 4, 2022

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 4, 2022) – The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, in collaboration with the Lt. Governor’s Office and the Delaware Art Museum, is seeking personal stories and photos from Delaware families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses. The submissions will be used to create an emotional and educational exhibition […]




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.