Delaware, according to the survey from the Delaware Primary Drug Abuse Treatment Episodes in 2010 and from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), showed that Delaware has a very high crucial rate of opiate use that is frequently used above all other drugs, with marijuana and heroin being the next most favored. If you know of someone, maybe even yourself, that is hunting for a Delaware drug and alcohol detox center, Delaware has 39 drug and alcohol detox centers.
In 2006, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), did a yearly one day census that showed there was 4,042 in treatment with 3, 754 were done as outpatient treatment and the number of them that were under the age of 18 years old was 261. In 2007, Delaware had 3, 002 people who attended detox treatment centers. Of that number, 2,119 finished the program, 117 were transferred, 706 quit, 58 were dismissed, and 2 were for other reasons unknown. In 2007, because of drug use being a direct cause, there were 102 deaths, more than firearms and motor vehicle accidents.
Delaware does provide mandatory drug and alcohol education and treatment along with educational programs and mandatory assessments and treatment. Delaware Governor Jack Markell in 2010, authorized the Delaware Office of Controlled Substances to create a new database for prescription information from the state pharmacies to put a constraint on prescription drug use and for those who do doctor shopping. This Delaware Prescription Drug Monitoring Program helps monitor all Scheduled II, III, IV, and V controlled drugs along with providing patient information to pharmacists, law enforcement, patients, prescribers and licensing boards. Delaware also has expanded their training for law enforcement so they can pinpoint drugged drivers. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is inspiring other states to build and put into operation Per Se standards for those who are found to have illegal drugs in one's system while driving.