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Drug Overdose Deaths

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Drug Overdose Deaths
2020
254
deaths
Data shown is for New Castle County
Percent Change
2011 - 2020
184%
increase from 2011 to 2020
Data shown is for New Castle County
Trend Over Time
2011 - 2020
Data shown is for New Castle County
Rate of Overdose Deaths
2020
44.9
per 100,000 people age-adjusted rate
What is Age-adjusted rate and why does rate matter?
Unadjusted (Crude) Rate
45.5
per 100,000 people unadjusted rate
Data shown is for New Castle County

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Statistics shown in this chart are calculated from data for New Castle County because there are insufficient data for Newark.

All Drug Overdoses (all intents) from 2011 to 2020

Rate of Drug Overdose Deaths per 100,000 People

State of Delaware
2011-2017

Heatmap of Drug Overdose Deaths in State of Delaware

New Castle County
2011-2017

Heatmap of Drug Overdose Deaths in New Castle County

Treatment Providers and Naloxone Distribution Centers

The treatment providers and naloxone distribution centers map is currently offline while we work to bring the provider list back up to date. In the meantime, please see the Help is Here – Treatment & Recovery website to learn where treatment centers are located.

Additional Resources

Help is Here Delaware

Prevention, Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery resources for Delaware

Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

The Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is located in the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). DSAMH serves the adult (age 18 and older) population in need of publicly funded behavioral health services. DSAMH is organized into three operating units. These are the Delaware Psychiatric Center (DPC) and a variety of community-based Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs.

Where to obtain naloxone

National Map of Naloxone Locations

Healthy Homes Prescription Drop Off Locations

All permanent prescription drop-off locations in Delaware

NSC Memorial Site

Memorial map to overdose decedents

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