Delaware has just over 35 drug and alcohol rehab centers in the state. These programs provide treatment services to about 4,600 people per day. Delaware has been hit hard by the opiate epidemic – from painkillers to heroin – just like the other states throughout New England.

One of the most troubling aspects of the treatment system in Delaware is that only about 5 percent of the residents receiving help are enrolled in residential or inpatient services. This is approximately half of the national average and is something that state officials should seek to remedy.

If you’re looking for a drug or alcohol rehab for someone from Delaware, you can view facilities by clicking on a city below. You can also call us to speak with a rehabilitation consultant to help connect you with programs and services across the treatment spectrum of care.

Delaware Addiction Treatment Information

In a single-day count, 5,278 people in Delaware were enrolled in substance use treatment, which was an increase from 4,117 people a few years earlier.

Delaware treatment enrollments

Among the people in Delaware enrolled in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program in a single-day count, 48.1% were in treatment for drug use only, 14.1% were in treatment for alcohol use only, and 37.8% were in treatment for both drug and alcohol use.

Delaware rehab percentages

In Delaware, about 52,000 people aged 12 or older were dependent on or abused alcohol within the year prior to being surveyed. About 23,000 people in the state of the same age range abused or were dependent on illicit drugs as well. Neither of these rates changes much over a five-year period.

About 48,000 adults aged 21 or older in Delaware reported heavy alcohol use within the previous month.

Among those aged 12 or older in Delaware with alcohol dependence or abuse, about 6,000 per year received treatment for their alcohol use within the year prior to being surveyed.

In a single-day count there were 2,420 people in Delaware who were receiving methadone as part of their substance use treatment, and 380 who were receiving buprenorphine. Once again, there has been a marked increase in the state of people taking these drug substitutes as part of their treatment.

In Delaware, among those aged 12 or older with illicit drug dependence or abuse, about 6,000 per year received treatment for their illicit drug use within the previous year.

Delaware Drug Rehabs by City

Delaware Addiction Recovery Support

Free State Region (Eastern Maryland & Delaware) Phone: 800.317-3222 http://www.fsrna.org

Delaware State Agency Resources

Delaware Health & Social Services
1901 North DuPont Hwy
Main Bluilding, Room 187
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone Number: (302)-255-9398
Fax Number: (302)-255-4428
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsamh/index.html