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Currently, there are over 142 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.

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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:
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