DHSS Relaunches ‘Help Is Here’ Website with Accompanying Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Campaign
The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) today launched an updated and significantly improved version of Delaware’s centralized online resource for addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery information, HelpIsHereDE.com. The website is designed to assist people struggling with addiction, their families, the community, and medical providers. The new version of “Help is Here” is easier to navigate, can be translated into four languages (Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, and Chinese), is more mobile-device friendly, and offers updated information for the community and medical providers. Its expanded video section features new and highly personal testimonials from individuals in long-term recovery, parents who have lost adult children to overdoses, a treatment provider, and a police officer.
Building on ongoing efforts in the state to address the addiction epidemic, Governor Markell was joined by White House officials to announce federal funding to support a new initiative that will partner law enforcement officers and public health officials to address heroin and prescription drug abuse.
Building on efforts to reduce the number of individuals and families whose lives are impacted by addiction, Governor Markell outlined a proposal for increased public treatment and recovery services in Delaware.