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Delaware Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities

Opioids, heroin and prescription painkillers are the worst abused drugs in Delaware. Fentanyl-laced heroin is responsible for a significant amount of heroin-related overdose deaths. The rate of heroin use among people over the age of 12 is more than three times the national average. Only 8 states in the U.S. had an overdose death rate higher than the rate in Delaware. In 2014, there were 7,814 people admitted for drug and alcohol rehab in Delaware in 2009.

Delaware was the first nation to ratify the Constitution of the United States, back in 1787. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is a popular Atlantic seaside location with whirling arcades. Bethany Beach hosts an annual arts festival featuring everything from jewelry to watercolor paintings.

Find Drug, Substance, and Alcohol Treatment in Delaware

The first rehabilitation goal is to find a clear path to meet your specific needs. Your Delaware facility should be accredited and approved irrespective of the treatment you need. Program personnel should include a trained and licensed toxicology physician and therapist. Here we list all of the best opioid rehab facilities and centers in Delaware, many with exclusive services of their own.

Epidemic by the Numbers

Below we list detailed statistics about substance addiction in Delaware which may shock you.

  • Fentanyl abuse deaths doubled from 2015 to 2016.
  • 18.2% of Delaware adults report binge drinking or chronic drinking.
  • Heroin use among people over the age of 12 is more than three times the national average.
  • Only 8 states had an overdose death rate higher than the rate in Delaware.

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NET Centers - Kirkwood Recovery Center
NET Centers - Kirkwood Recovery Center
3315 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE

Kirkwood Recovery Center is a renowned drug rehabilitation center in Wilmington, Delaware that provides comprehensive treatment for opioid addiction, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, drug addiction, and mental health. Their services are accredited by CARF and include aftercare support, inpatient and outpatient treatments, detoxification, partial-hospitalization, and intervention programs.

  • Residential
  • PHP
  • OP
  • Intervention
  • IOP
  • Inpatient
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Detox
  • Aftercare
Rockford Center - Inpatient
Insurance Accepted
Rockford Center - Inpatient
100 Rockford Drive Newark, DE

Rockford Center - Inpatient, located in Newark, Delaware, is an addiction treatment facility that offers a range of treatment options, including inpatient, outpatient, and detox levels of care, to individuals struggling with various conditions such as dual diagnosis, eating disorders, mental health, alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance abuse; they also provide aftercare support and specialize in dual-diagnosis treatment.

  • OP
  • IOP
  • Inpatient
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Detox
  • Aftercare
Brandywine Counseling - Milford
Insurance Accepted
Brandywine Counseling - Milford
769 Masten Circle Milford, DE

Brandywine Counseling is a comprehensive rehabilitation center in Milford, Delaware that offers specialized treatment for alcohol and opioid addiction, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and mental health issues, accredited by SAMHSA, CARF, and the state of Delaware with levels of care ranging from detox to intensive outpatient programs and aftercare support.

  • OP
  • Intervention
  • IOP
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Detox
  • Aftercare
Brandywine Counseling & Community Services - Newark Treatment Center
Insurance Accepted
Brandywine Counseling & Community Services - Newark Treatment Center
24 Brookhill Drive Newark, DE

Brandywine Counseling and Community Services-Newark Treatment Center provides outpatient, intensive outpatient, and detox services to individuals struggling with addiction, accredited by JCAHO, SAMHSA, and the state of Delaware and accepting private health insurance.

  • OP
  • IOP
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Detox
  • Aftercare
Dover Behavioral Health Systems - Dover
Insurance Accepted
Dover Behavioral Health Systems - Dover
725 Horsepond Road Dover, DE

Dover Behavioral Health Systems in Dover, Delaware, provides a comprehensive drug rehab program that offers several levels of care, including aftercare support, detox, dual-diagnosis program, inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient therapy, outpatient counseling, residential rehabilitation services and partial hospitalization, alongside evidence-based methods like CBT, TSF, MI and relapse prevention strategies.

  • Residential
  • PHP
  • OP
  • IOP
  • Inpatient
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Detox
  • Aftercare
Rockford Center - Kirkwood Highway
Insurance Accepted
Rockford Center - Kirkwood Highway
5598 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE

Rockford Center - Kirkwood Highway is a Delaware-based addiction treatment facility that offers individualized care, evidence-based treatment services, medical detoxification, and family support for individuals suffering from addiction and substance abuse, and emphasizes group and individual therapy, counseling, continuing care, and relapse prevention.

  • OP
  • IOP
  • Inpatient
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Aftercare
Insurance Accepted
AMS of Delaware
20576 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE

AMS of Delaware is an accredited addiction treatment facility in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware offering drug rehab, aftercare support, detox services, and more.

  • OP
  • IOP
  • Detox
  • Aftercare
Catholic Charities - Wilmington
Insurance Accepted
Catholic Charities - Wilmington
2601 West 4th street Wilmington, DE

Catholic Charities - Wilmington is an Addiction Treatment Facility in Wilmington, DE that offers a range of evidence-based treatment services for drug and alcohol addiction, opioid addiction, and substance abuse, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential options, with private health insurance coverage accepted to offset costs.

  • OP
  • IOP
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Aftercare
Gaudenzia - New Journey
Insurance Accepted
Gaudenzia - New Journey
18514 Pentecostal Street Ellendale, DE

Gaudenzia - New Journey in Ellendale, Delaware is a comprehensive addiction treatment facility that offers a diverse array of services, including aftercare programs, residential treatments, sober living/half-way houses, outpatient services, and detox levels of care, in order to help clients achieve long-term sobriety and recovery.

  • Sober Living
  • Residential
  • Inpatient
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Aftercare
Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services
Insurance Accepted
Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services
205 West 14th Street Wilmington, DE

Christiana Care Health System's drug rehab program is a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan that combines the latest advancements in addiction treatment with proven tools and techniques to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety, with specialized services and evidence-based treatments.

  • OP
  • Inpatient
  • Dual-Diagnosis

Browse Specific Delaware Cities

Currently, there are over 145 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Delaware for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

Delaware Cities with Most Centers

The Impact of Addiction in Delaware

Delaware Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities

Delaware was the first nation to ratify the Constitution of the United States, back in 1787. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is a popular Atlantic seaside location with whirling arcades. Bethany Beach hosts an annual arts festival featuring everything from jewelry to watercolor paintings. Tax-free shopping is as big a draw as the beach, and outlets shopping is a must-do event. Du Ponts are renowned for their large houses and beautiful gardens.

The substance abuse crisis afflicting the United States has also reached Delaware. Even though the state is the second smallest in the country, the substance abuse epidemic is comparable to that of larger states. In fact, in 2015 the state was designated as part of the national High Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Many Delaware residents struggle with opioids, alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs. However, the primary drug threats are diverted prescription opioids and heroin. Approximately 15.6% of the state population uses illegal drugs and another 5.97% abuse alcohol in a given year. In 2010, over 7,800 people were enrolled in addiction treatment and rehabilitation facilities in Delaware. Among those people, 73% were male while the remaining 27% were female.

Delaware has a lot to enjoy, but there are many areas in Delaware that struggle with addiction to narcotics and alcohol.

The Delaware substance abuse statistics show that the number of deaths due to drug injury is higher than the national average and that rate seems to be increasing each year. Over 16% of all deaths in the state between 2008 and 2017 were caused by drugs and alcohol which is a full 4 percentage points above the national average for drug- and alcohol-induced deaths. In 2018, male drug-related deaths were more than female ones; 10.3 and 18.5 per 100,000 people in the group.

The state has been rolling out more services to address addiction in an effort to get help to those who need it. Delaware offers a comprehensive support plan through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Promoting Optimal Mental Health for Individuals through Supports and Empowerment program. Through SAMHSA, Delaware is focusing on prevention strategies such as early-intervention training and education to reduce addiction and substance abuse as well as preventing them before they begin.

Worst Drugs in Delaware

  1. Opioids, both heroin and prescription opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin, are the worst abused drugs in Delaware. Slightly over 30,000 adults and 8,000 teenagers are suffering from this specific substance abuse disorder.
  2. Fentanyl-laced heroin is responsible for a significant amount of heroin-related overdose deaths. Deaths from fentanyl abuse more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. Between January and September of 2016, 90 fentanyl-related deaths were reported. This is an increase from 42 deaths in 2015.
  3. Studies show that alcohol is among the top substances of choice with 1,935 people admitted for alcoholism as the primary addiction as well as alcohol abuse with a secondary substance to treatment in 2009. Binge-drinking rates are much higher among young adults ages 18-24 at 30.9% and ages 24-34 at 28.1%. A staggering 6.4% of Delaware’s population reports regular heavy drinking, which is defined as more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week for men and 7 for women.
  4. Marijuana is among the top 3 substances of choice among adult treatment admissions. In 2009, 1,813 people were admitted to addiction treatment facilities for marijuana. In 2014, about 705 people received state-funded treatment for marijuana abuse. According to recent survey results, the number of Delaware residents who smoke marijuana is 11.86%.
  5. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, cocaine is the second greatest drug threat in Delaware, though this data is from 2002. In 2009, 668 individuals entered drug rehab for cocaine dependence in any form. Between 2014 and 2015, cocaine-related overdose deaths rose by 44.8%.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. According to America’s Health Rankings, 18.2% of Delaware adults reported either binge drinking or chronic drinking. This was a significant rise from 2018’s 16.80%.
  2. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports an annual average of 46,000 people admitted to having an alcohol use disorder.
  3. Based on a survey by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 44% of Delaware high school students (grades 9-12) reported having used marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
  4. In Delaware, 88% of the 401 reported drug overdose deaths involved opioids in 2018—a total of 355 fatalities.
  5. While opioid overdose is a leading cause of drug-related deaths, Delaware’s opioid prescription rates shockingly rose from 63.8 to 101.1 prescriptions per 100 persons between 2010 and 2017.
  6. There were 7,814 people admitted for drug and alcohol rehab in Delaware in 2009.
  7. In 2009, roughly 1,403 of those admitted were due to opiate abuse.
  8. In the same year, 1,668 Delaware residents were admitted for heroin abuse.
  9. SAMHSA reports the rate of heroin use among people over the age of 12 is more than three times the national average.
  10. Delaware Health and Social Services report that, in 2014, only 8 states in the U.S. had an overdose death rate higher than the rate in Delaware.

Helpful advice on finding a center

Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction are truly complex, causing terrible harm to people’s lives and their families. Fortunately, thousands of treatment facilities throughout the U.S. and more specifically located in Delaware are dedicated to starting addicts on the road to recovery and helping them stay on it. The variety of treatment programs is mind-boggling, and the experience of one treatment seeker will differ markedly from that of another. Similarly, the perfect treatment for one recovering addict will be ineffective for another. Our admissions experts are on call 24/7 to help you search.

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: 302-633-2650
  • Delaware State Police: (800) 842-8461
  • Domestic Violence: (302) 762-6110
  • Mental Health Crisis Helpline: (800) 969-4357
  • Rape Crisis: (800) 773-8570
  • Delaware Hotline Suicide Crisis Intervention: (800) 652-2929
  • Poison Control: (888) 222-1222
  • Crisis Intervention Services: https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsamh/crisis_intervention.html
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources
  • Health Resources and Services Administration: https://www.hrsa.gov/opioids