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DHSS and Delaware State Police Warn of Spike in Overdoses in Western Sussex County; Immediate Assistance Available at 911 or DHSS’ Crisis Helpline

NEW CASTLE (April 22, 2017) – In the wake of a significant increase in heroin overdoses in western Sussex County, including one that was fatal, from Thursday through early Saturday, health and law enforcement officials are warning users, families, treatment providers and health care professionals of the dangerous spike. For users and families who want […]




Governor Carney Delivers Address to Joint Session of the General Assembly

Governor lays out plan for growing the economy, improving Delaware’s schools and balancing the budget DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney delivered a Special Address to a Joint Session of the 149th General Assembly on Thursday, saying he is determined to take steps that will grow Delaware’s economy, address the addiction crisis, coordinate services for […]




Delaware Health Officials Support ‘No Alcohol During Pregnancy’ Report

How much alcohol is safe to drink when you’re expecting? None. Zero. Not a drop. That’s according to a report just published in the November issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Pediatrics magazine. The report identifies prenatal alcohol exposure as the leading cause of preventable birth defects and neurodevelopmental disabilities.




New Withdrawal Management Clinic in Harrington to Open Nov. 9

In the first of many steps to add addiction treatment capacity statewide, a new withdrawal management clinic in Harrington




Donation of Naloxone Auto-Injector Units Will Expand Access to Overdose-Reversing Antidote

As a new school year starts, nurses in Delaware’s public high schools will have access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone through a donation to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) from a company that manufactures naloxone auto-injector units.







 Pages Tagged With: "Addiction"

DHSS and Delaware State Police Warn of Spike in Overdoses in Western Sussex County; Immediate Assistance Available at 911 or DHSS’ Crisis Helpline

NEW CASTLE (April 22, 2017) – In the wake of a significant increase in heroin overdoses in western Sussex County, including one that was fatal, from Thursday through early Saturday, health and law enforcement officials are warning users, families, treatment providers and health care professionals of the dangerous spike. For users and families who want […]




Governor Carney Delivers Address to Joint Session of the General Assembly

Governor lays out plan for growing the economy, improving Delaware’s schools and balancing the budget DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney delivered a Special Address to a Joint Session of the 149th General Assembly on Thursday, saying he is determined to take steps that will grow Delaware’s economy, address the addiction crisis, coordinate services for […]




Delaware Health Officials Support ‘No Alcohol During Pregnancy’ Report

How much alcohol is safe to drink when you’re expecting? None. Zero. Not a drop. That’s according to a report just published in the November issue of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Pediatrics magazine. The report identifies prenatal alcohol exposure as the leading cause of preventable birth defects and neurodevelopmental disabilities.




New Withdrawal Management Clinic in Harrington to Open Nov. 9

In the first of many steps to add addiction treatment capacity statewide, a new withdrawal management clinic in Harrington




Donation of Naloxone Auto-Injector Units Will Expand Access to Overdose-Reversing Antidote

As a new school year starts, nurses in Delaware’s public high schools will have access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone through a donation to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) from a company that manufactures naloxone auto-injector units.