COMMENTARY: Delawareans deserve bold action to tackle addiction, heal broken behavioral health system

Each day, more than 246 Americans die from suicide or a drug overdose in the United States. One in five Americans will experience a mental illness this year, half of which will result in a substance use disorder. These staggering statistics can be attributed directly to the rise in opioid and heroin use. In 2016, […]

ISSUES AND ANSWERS: Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long on addiction

Delaware Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, a member of the nursing faculty at the University of Delaware, faculty, shared her views on addiction and the opioid crisis with the Delaware State News. For another perspective, see Monday’s Delaware State News: What’s the state of access to addiction services in Delaware and particularly downstate? Delaware needs to […]

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