The Opioid Epidemic

JUST ONE ISSUE OF A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM!

The opioid epidemic was a wake-up call and because it is so pervasive and life altering to so many Americans and Delawareans, we often forget the bigger picture around addiction. We focus resources on stopping the death rates through medical assisted treatment, prescription management and naloxone training. These, I agree, are important, and while we are making strides in putting the pieces together to address overdose rates, we are missing the mark when it comes to prevention. With a growing number of mental health related issues among all ages, increased alcohol consumption (a gateway to harder drug use), availability and access to a myriad of drugs and the emerging pipeline of methamphetamines, we may be missing the bigger
picture…Social and Emotional Community Wellness!
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RECOVERY FORUM - NOVEMBER 4, 2021


DelCARES Mental Health Awareness Mini Grant

Using a systems-change, quality improvement approach, DSAMH, partner organizations, and stakeholders will plan, implement, study, and refine approaches for training community-based professionals and military-affiliated families to ensure that Delaware’s communities that are Caring, Aware, Ready, Empathetic, and Safe-DelCARES.