Similar to other US states, Delaware is keen on winning the fight against drug addiction, especially among school-going children and the youth. Despite the significant reduction of alcoholism incidences in Delaware, a worrying 85% of residents did not receive treatment for alcoholism in 2018. A further 308 people lost their lives due to drug overdose; whereby the deaths resulted from heroin, opioid, and cocaine use.
Although Delaware has low addiction and drug abuse incidences compared to other states, a lot still needs to be done to curb addiction and prevent overdose deaths. Fentanyl-related deaths in Delaware have been increasing over the years, a situation which has led to speculation that more overdose incidences will occur in the coming years.
The Delaware government, through the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), has been committed to fighting drug abuse and addiction in the state. However, the number of Delaware residents seeking treatment is still below the desired level, which implies that more people are likely to develop drug related complications.
Unfortunately, drug addiction and overdose deaths affect not only the victims but also the entire society. Students engaging in drug abuse are likely to drop out or develop potentially harmful drug dependencies. Similarly, addicted adults have increased chances of losing their jobs and even families once they become entirely dependent on drugs.
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There are a range of websites providing easily accessible information about substance use disorders.
Has free resources and publications, including pamphlets for families where addiction is present, information on family therapy, and what is involved in substance use disorder treatment and a treatment finder tool.
Has provided helpful, easy-to-read drug facts. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism also contains information about alcohol and alcohol use disorder.
This crisis hotline can help with a lot of issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends who are concerned about a loved one; victims of bullying; or anyone who is interested in mental health treatment referrals can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are connected with a professional who will talk with them about what they’re feeling or concerns for other family and friends.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) developed this website. Teens can get facts about drugs and drug effects, read advice from fellow teens, watch educational videos, download cool anti-drug stuff, and try their hand at brain games.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help other recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees, and AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution.
Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship of recovering addicts. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. Meetings are free.
Al-Anon is a free, nonprofit organization that supports and provides literature to family members and friends of alcoholics.
Nar-Anon is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.
At Families Against Narcotics, we believe that compassion > stigma, and we assist individuals and families affected by substance use disorder with the respect, empathy, and compassion they deserve.