As part of its coordinated strategy to reduce the impact of addiction, the Department of Health and Social Services on Thursday kicked off a statewide campaign for prevention of underage and binge drinking with events at high schools in each of Delaware’s three counties.
Governor Markell outlines the most significant expansion of Delaware’s treatment services in over a decade in a proposal he announced earlier this week.
Building on ongoing efforts to address the addiction epidemic in Delaware and the growing need of drug treatment services statewide, Governor Markell unveiled efforts to expand addiction treatment services and support for Delawareans impacted by addiction.
Governor Markell Signs Bill Authorizing Law Enforcement to Carry, Administer Anti-Overdose Medication
Joined by elected officials, law enforcement officers, first responders, non-profit leaders, and families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses, Governor Markell signed legislation authorizing law enforcement officers to carry Naloxone, a prescription drug that counteracts the effects of opioid-related overdoses.