Governor Markell discusses how state and federal funding will support ongoing efforts to address the addiction epidemic in Delaware.
Responding to the need for increased addiction treatment and recovery services statewide in the face of an epidemic that claims a life from overdose every other day, Governor Markell joined Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf and other leaders to detail the state’s priorities for the $4.45 million in new resources provided by the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
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.