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Talk with your kids

Kids are using prescription opioids because they think they aren’t harmful. Make sure your kids understand these are potent and dangerous drugs, and could be life-threatening.

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Make safe choices to manage pain

Discuss the risks of opioids with your provider and consider using safer therapies to manage your pain.

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Safely store and dispose of drugs

Keep all medications you are using locked up. Any unused medications should be disposed of at state prescription drug drop box locations.

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Get the facts about fentanyl

100 times more potent than morphine, fentanyl is being laced in street drugs, resulting in tragic overdoses and deaths. You can’t smell or taste it, so no one even knows it’s there until it’s too late.

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Be ready to help

Be aware of how people you care about are acting, so you know when you should offer help. Join others who are helping to fight addiction.

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Get more prevention help and support from these organizations.

These local and national organizations and programs offer education and support when you need it.

Name Age Gender Accepts Insurance Locations Phone Website
Delaware Libraries Virtual Library Event Calendar
Age: Gender: Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone: https://news.delaware.gov/2020/04/14/delaware-libraries-shared-virtual-library-event-calendar/
Lincoln Center at Home
Age: Gender: Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone: http://www.lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home
United Way Volunteer Opportunities
Age: Gender: Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone: https://uwde.galaxydigital.com/need/?s=1&need_init_id=2959
University of Pittsburgh Events Calendar
Age: Gender: Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone: https://calendar.pitt.edu/
Name Age Gender Accepts Insurance Locations Phone Website
Addiction Action Committee
Age:Adults Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/pdachome.html
atTAcK addiction
Age:10-17 Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Delaware State Police Troop 2, 100 Lagrange Ave., Newark Phone:302-593-0949 http://www.attackaddiction.org/get-involved/reality-tour/
Child Priority Response Services
Age: Gender: Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone:800-969-4357
Delaware Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts
Age:10-19 Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Online resource Phone: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/facts-and-stats/national-and-state-data-sheets/adolescents-and-substance-abuse/delaware/index.html
Delaware School Survey
Age:11-18 Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone: https://www.cdhs.udel.edu/seow/school-surveys/delaware-school-survey-%28dss%29
Delaware’s 24-Hour Child Priority Response Hotline
Age:Children Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone:800-969-4357 or 911
Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Age:17 and under Gender:All Accepts Insurance:Yes Locations:Statewide Phone:302-633-2600 http://kids.delaware.gov/pbhs/pbhs.shtml
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/prevention.html
Heroin Alert Program
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:At local schools Phone:(302) 395-8062 http://www.heroinalert.org/
Office of Adolescent Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone:855-378-4373 http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone:1-855-DRUGFREE http://www.drugfree.org/Delaware
Prevent Youth Suicide
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://getrightsideup.org/
Red Clay School Nurses
Age:Parents Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://www.smartmovessmartchoices.org/resources
Resources for talking with teens
Age:Parents Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/just-facts/
Strategic Prevention Framework
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/prevention.html
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Hotline
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations: Phone:800-662-HELP (4357)
The Medicine Abuse Project
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://medicineabuseproject.org/
Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign
Age:All Gender:All Accepts Insurance:No Locations:Visit website for details Phone: http://beta.samhsa.gov/underage-drinking
Name Phone Website
Addiction Action Committee
Phone: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/pdachome.html
Angel Program
Phone:302-736-7111 https://doverpolice.org/dover-police-angel-program/
atTAcK addiction
Phone:302-834-8938 http://www.attackaddiction.org/reality-tour/
atTAcK addiction
Phone:302-593-0949 http://www.attackaddiction.org/get-involved/reality-tour/
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions
Phone: http://www.cadca.org/
Delaware Goes Purple
Phone:302-858-4764 https://www.delawaregoespurple.org/default.asp
GetSmartAboutDrugs.com
Phone: http://getsmartaboutdrugs.com/
Hero Help
Phone:302-395-2811 https://www.nccde.org/1266/HERO-HELP-Program
Heroin Alert
Phone: http://www.heroinalert.org/
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program
Phone: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/high-intensity-drug-trafficking-areas-program
Hope Street DE
Phone: http://www.hopestreetde.com/
Project Engage
Phone: https://christianacare.org/services/behavioralhealth/project-engage/
Resources for talking with teens
Phone: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/just-facts/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline
Phone:800-662-HELP (4357)
Sussex County Health Coalition
Phone:302-858-4764 https://www.sussexcoalition.org
The Problem with Prescription Opioids
Phone: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/prescribed.html
TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services
Phone:302-655-1153 http://www.triadde.org
University of Delaware’s Center for Drug and Health Studies
Phone: https://www.cdhs.udel.edu/