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Secretary Walker Announces Appointments of Directors for Divisions of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

NEW CASTLE (Jan. 10, 2018) – Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Walker announced two appointments of directors to lead the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. Elizabeth Romero, who formerly served as Senior Director for Health Improvement with the Association of State […]




Four People Found Dead from Suspected Overdoses Wednesday in New Castle County; People Struggling with Addiction Urged to Connect with Treatment

Date Posted: Friday, December 15th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

NEW CASTLE (Dec. 14, 2017) – Four people were found dead Wednesday in New Castle County from suspected overdoses in separate incidents, increasing the concern for additional spikes in deaths during the holidays and prompting health officials to urge people struggling with addiction and their families to seek out a connection to treatment. Through Dec. […]




11 People Died from Suspected Overdoses During Long Holiday Weekend; DSAMH Community Engagement Sessions Begin This Week

Date Posted: Monday, November 27th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 27, 2017) – Since Wednesday, 11 people have died in Delaware from suspected overdoses, raising the concern over the impact of the holidays on people who are in active use and prompting the Secretary of Health and Social Services to make an urgent plea for families to seek out a connection to […]




Free DHSS Community Sessions on Addiction Treatment Services and Supports Available in Delaware

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney Office of the Governor

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 21, 2017) – Dozens of community partners will participate in a series of free addiction-related community sessions hosted by the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) as a way for people to talk with treatment experts, learn about local services and supports, and have access to a training class […]




Delaware’s Drug Take-Back Event Successful Again; Total Collected: 76,474 Pounds

Date Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

In the 15th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on Oct. 28, Delaware collected 5,518 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Division of Public Health (DPH). Since the first event in May 2010, Delaware has collected a total of 76,474 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine.





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