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  Category: Suspected Overdoses


DHSS Announces Launch of New Help Is Here Delaware Website

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), in a coordinated effort with fellow government agencies, community partners, and Delaware residents, today announced the launch of the new, redesigned, and revamped HelpIsHereDE.com, available in English and Spanish. Designed after months of listening sessions and focus groups, the new HelpIsHereDE.com is the state’s comprehensive […]




Delaware Officials Underscore Urgency Regarding Health Equity in Outcomes Related to Substance Use Disorder

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

DOVER – Tuesday, leaders from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) joined partner community agencies for a community response briefing to provide the latest information regarding the state’s efforts to address disparities in outcomes related to Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder for minority and vulnerable populations. Organized by the DHSS […]




Monthly Suspected Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise, Hit Record High For January

Division of Public Health | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Over the past three months (November and December 2022 and January 2023), preliminary data indicates that suspected overdose deaths in Delaware have increased. Suspected accidental overdose data is reported by the Division of Forensic Science (DFS) and is considered preliminary until all data is finalized. Since November, the average monthly increase of suspected overdose deaths is 18.4%. In January 2023, 53 people died from suspected overdoses in Delaware, which represents a 47% increase over […]







  Category: Suspected Overdoses

DHSS Announces Launch of New Help Is Here Delaware Website

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

NEW CASTLE – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), in a coordinated effort with fellow government agencies, community partners, and Delaware residents, today announced the launch of the new, redesigned, and revamped HelpIsHereDE.com, available in English and Spanish. Designed after months of listening sessions and focus groups, the new HelpIsHereDE.com is the state’s comprehensive […]




Delaware Officials Underscore Urgency Regarding Health Equity in Outcomes Related to Substance Use Disorder

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

DOVER – Tuesday, leaders from the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) joined partner community agencies for a community response briefing to provide the latest information regarding the state’s efforts to address disparities in outcomes related to Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder for minority and vulnerable populations. Organized by the DHSS […]




Monthly Suspected Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise, Hit Record High For January

Division of Public Health | Suspected Overdoses | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Over the past three months (November and December 2022 and January 2023), preliminary data indicates that suspected overdose deaths in Delaware have increased. Suspected accidental overdose data is reported by the Division of Forensic Science (DFS) and is considered preliminary until all data is finalized. Since November, the average monthly increase of suspected overdose deaths is 18.4%. In January 2023, 53 people died from suspected overdoses in Delaware, which represents a 47% increase over […]