Substance Use

Delaware Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in Delaware (DE).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Delaware?

Below is a list of three free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in Delaware for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Delaware 211211None
Delaware Health and Social ServicesNorth: (800) 652-2929
South: (800) 345-6785
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Delaware, the First State, to call.

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List of Free Delaware Addiction Helplines

Delaware 211

Delaware 211 offers free 24/7 central call-in line for Delaware residents looking for help for them or a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD).

Delaware Health and Social Services

Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) provides Crisis Intervention Services for adults with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders, who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

The DHSS Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) serves the adult population in need of publicly funded behavioral health services.

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in DE.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in Delaware?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 133 deaths (up 160.8% from 2000)
  • 13.5 deaths per 100,000 people (up 107.7% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 986,809 (up 25.9% from 2000)

Delaware has been struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, leading to overdose deaths and mental health issues. Delaware contributed data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS), which showed that roughly 41% of decedents had a history of a mental health condition or treatment for substance use disorder.

There were 515 overdose deaths in Delaware in 2021, a 15% increase from 2020, which saw 447 deaths. There were 437 overdose deaths in 2019. A report commissioned by leaders of Delaware’s three counties identified nearly 60 ways the state can improve substance use treatment.

A study analyzed oxycodone and hydrocodone distribution trends in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia between 2006 and 2014. Polysubstance use and addiction are on the rise in Delaware, according to a new report.

Delaware County ranked fourth among all 92 counties in total drug overdose fatalities in 2019 through 2020. It is third in the state for acute cases of Hepatitis C, which is often spread by sharing needles in intravenous drug use. An estimated 16% of adults in the county experienced frequent mental distress in 2021.

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