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Next Gen

Southern Delaware non-profit Next Gen raised money this year to help young people coping with addiction in their families and other issues.

Doctors in Delaware warn more infants in the state are born dependent on drugs and alcohol.


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Gov. John Carney signed legislation Wednesday creating two new state groups focused on addiction and mental health.


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State officials are trying to put more eyes on Delaware’s addiction crisis.

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)

As Delaware battles with the opioid epidemic, one addiction treatment center in the state is looking to acupuncture to help drug users kick the habit.

 


Brandywine Counseling

Last year – lawmakers approved expansion of the state’s syringe exchange program. That expansion is now underway in Kent and Sussex counties.


 


Downstate Delawareans now have a new place to go for help with drug and alcohol addictions.

Wilmington-based Connections Community Service Programs opened its new withdrawal management center in Harrington this week, with the help of state funding and a $5 million federal rural development loan.

 

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In June 2014, Gov. Jack Markell (D-Delaware) signed the community naloxone bill, allowing the public to learn how to administer drugs to revive those who have overdosed on opiates. Now, the Department of Health and Social Services say that two people are requesting more after using doses successfully on loved ones.

Drug take-back planned for September 12

Sep 8, 2015
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The state Healthy Homes Program is taking part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Delawareans will be able to bring unused prescription drugs to several centers all over the state on Saturday September 12, 2015 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There are a total of 26 sites, which include the Newark Police Department, the Atlantic Apothecary in Smyrna and the Beebe Medical Tunnel Center in Rehoboth.

Identification is not required at the collection sites, and no questions will be asked.

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State health officials are announcing a new donation of 2,000 units of a medicine that can fend off the effects of opioid overdose.

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