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Delaware Department of Public Health

Delaware’s Public Health Director discussed the First State’s opioid crisis on Capitol Hill Thursday.


Nicholas Ciolino

The state is funding a media campaign to bring awareness to Delaware's mental health and addiction issues.


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Legislation creating an opioid impact fee found bipartisan support in the state Senate Tuesday - passing by a 17-4 margin.

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In its latest move to help stem the opioid crisis, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is trying to reduce opioid prescriptions in First State dentist offices.

Delaware Division of Public Health

The First State has launched a free app for iOS and Android showing people what to do in case of a drug overdose.


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Delaware Public Health and Safety officials are issuing a warning after a series of suspected heroin overdose deaths.

Three people in Sussex County are suspected to have died from heroin overdoses involving the same package.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts recently made recommendations to the state of Delaware on what more it can do to combat the opioid crisis.


Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is opening two new treatment facilities in Bear.


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Delaware secured a one-year partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts last summer to develop strategies on how to deal with the state’s escalating opioid crisis.

Earlier this week, Pew offered a list of wide-ranging recommendations including measures to expand Delaware’s substance abuse workforce and make medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine and methadone more accessible.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino spoke with Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long , chair of the Behavioral Health Consortium, about the Pew recommendations.


Nicholas Ciolino

After about eight months of assessment, the Pew Charitable Trusts is making recommendations to Delaware’s Behavioral Health Consortium on how to further combat the opioid crisis.


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