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In Wake of 12 Overdoses in New Jersey, Delaware Health Officials Issue Warning to People in Active Use

NEW CASTLE (April 10, 2018) – In the wake of a dozen overdoses in Camden, N.J., including four that were fatal on Friday, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is urging people in active substance use in Delaware to be aware of the increased possibility that heroin could be […]




Health Officials Urge Individuals, Families to Seek Treatment or Access to Naloxone in Wake of Six Suspected Heroin Overdose Deaths

NEW CASTLE (July 25, 2017) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment or have the overdose-reversing medication naloxone on hand in the wake of six suspected heroin overdose deaths in the past three weeks involving specific stamps. Through […]




In Wake of Uptick in Overdose Deaths Statewide, DHSS Urges People in Active Use and Their Families to Seek out Treatment

NEW CASTLE (June 1, 2017) – With six suspected overdose deaths statewide since Monday and multiple overdoses within hours Tuesday in New Castle County, the Department of Health and Social Services is urging Delawareans suffering from addiction to reach out for a connection to treatment. The suspected overdose deaths – one on Sunday, three on […]




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 […]




Attorney General Highlights Progress, Makes New Recommendations for Combating Delaware’s Heroin and Opioid Addiction Crisis

New recommendations include a focus on private insurance and Medicaid payment for substance abuse treatment and expanded use of prescription drug monitoring database Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday reviewed the state’s progress toward fulfilling goals that he outlined a year ago to address Delaware’s drug abuse epidemic, and outlined the additional steps that the […]







 Pages Tagged With: "Heroin"

In Wake of 12 Overdoses in New Jersey, Delaware Health Officials Issue Warning to People in Active Use

NEW CASTLE (April 10, 2018) – In the wake of a dozen overdoses in Camden, N.J., including four that were fatal on Friday, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is urging people in active substance use in Delaware to be aware of the increased possibility that heroin could be […]




Health Officials Urge Individuals, Families to Seek Treatment or Access to Naloxone in Wake of Six Suspected Heroin Overdose Deaths

NEW CASTLE (July 25, 2017) – Health and public safety officials are urging people in active use of heroin or other opioids and their families to seek immediate treatment or have the overdose-reversing medication naloxone on hand in the wake of six suspected heroin overdose deaths in the past three weeks involving specific stamps. Through […]




In Wake of Uptick in Overdose Deaths Statewide, DHSS Urges People in Active Use and Their Families to Seek out Treatment

NEW CASTLE (June 1, 2017) – With six suspected overdose deaths statewide since Monday and multiple overdoses within hours Tuesday in New Castle County, the Department of Health and Social Services is urging Delawareans suffering from addiction to reach out for a connection to treatment. The suspected overdose deaths – one on Sunday, three on […]




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 […]




Attorney General Highlights Progress, Makes New Recommendations for Combating Delaware’s Heroin and Opioid Addiction Crisis

New recommendations include a focus on private insurance and Medicaid payment for substance abuse treatment and expanded use of prescription drug monitoring database Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday reviewed the state’s progress toward fulfilling goals that he outlined a year ago to address Delaware’s drug abuse epidemic, and outlined the additional steps that the […]