Opioid Use Disorder in Delaware: Policies and Programs
Center for Community Research & Service; Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware
This brief provides an overview of Delaware's response to the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) within its borders. It goes on to discuss efforts to improve engagement in care and touches upon challenges that are faced in the provision of these services, including the COVID-19 pandemic response and documented weaknesses in the state's OUD programming. In doing so, the text describes the intergovernmental relationships among federal, state and local providers that form Delaware's opioid treatment system. These relationships work to increase opportunities for harm reduction through prevention, treatment, and recovery from addiction.