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DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to Host Free Monthly Naloxone Training Sessions Statewide

NEW CASTLE (March 3, 2022) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is hosting free monthly Naloxone Access Training for all members of the community. All trainings can be found here: http://delaware-dsamh.eventbrite.com Naloxone, known commonly by the brand-name Narcan, is a medication that is effective […]




Georgetown Family Practice Integrates Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder into Primary Care Setting

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 12, 2021) – Atlantic Family Physicians plans to expand access to lifesaving Medication for Opiate Use Disorder (MOUD) for more than 100 patients with opioid use disorder this year. The Georgetown-based family practice, headed by Dr. Fabricio Alarcon, currently has 12 patients on MOUD. Two full-time nurse practitioners have been hired to […]




Suspected Overdose Deaths for May in Delaware Tie Previous Monthly High Set in 2018

Health Officials Fear Rising Death Toll May Be Consequence of COVID-19 NEW CASTLE (June 16, 2020) – In what Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) officials fear may be a consequence of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths from suspected overdoses in Delaware during May tied a previous monthly total set in […]




DHSS Partners with Google, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to Bring Online Resources to Delaware Families

WILMINGTON (Nov. 21, 2019) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Google have launched a first-in-the-nation partnership to bring needed resources to Delaware families looking for help online for a loved one struggling with substance use disorder. DHSS will work with Partnership and Google to identify communication […]




DHSS Awarded $3.58 Million Federal Grant to Increase Addiction Treatment Capacity Among Medicaid Providers

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services a $3.58 million planning grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Delawareans in need. Delaware was one of 15 […]







 Pages Tagged With: "opioid epidemic"

DHSS’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to Host Free Monthly Naloxone Training Sessions Statewide

NEW CASTLE (March 3, 2022) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is hosting free monthly Naloxone Access Training for all members of the community. All trainings can be found here: http://delaware-dsamh.eventbrite.com Naloxone, known commonly by the brand-name Narcan, is a medication that is effective […]




Georgetown Family Practice Integrates Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder into Primary Care Setting

NEW CASTLE (Nov. 12, 2021) – Atlantic Family Physicians plans to expand access to lifesaving Medication for Opiate Use Disorder (MOUD) for more than 100 patients with opioid use disorder this year. The Georgetown-based family practice, headed by Dr. Fabricio Alarcon, currently has 12 patients on MOUD. Two full-time nurse practitioners have been hired to […]




Suspected Overdose Deaths for May in Delaware Tie Previous Monthly High Set in 2018

Health Officials Fear Rising Death Toll May Be Consequence of COVID-19 NEW CASTLE (June 16, 2020) – In what Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) officials fear may be a consequence of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths from suspected overdoses in Delaware during May tied a previous monthly total set in […]




DHSS Partners with Google, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to Bring Online Resources to Delaware Families

WILMINGTON (Nov. 21, 2019) – The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Google have launched a first-in-the-nation partnership to bring needed resources to Delaware families looking for help online for a loved one struggling with substance use disorder. DHSS will work with Partnership and Google to identify communication […]




DHSS Awarded $3.58 Million Federal Grant to Increase Addiction Treatment Capacity Among Medicaid Providers

NEW CASTLE (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services a $3.58 million planning grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Delawareans in need. Delaware was one of 15 […]