September 7, 2017 – The state of Delaware unveiled a nine-point plan to more effectively curb the drug crisis.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Attorney General Matt Denn cited an excessive amount of opioid prescriptions and limited access to treatment has major factors for the high rate of overdose deaths in the state.
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The report offers recommendations state lawmakers can consider to tackle these issues when they return to Dover in January. Denn said getting more Delawareans treatment for their addictions tops that list.
“Much more needs to be done,” he said. “Here at the Department of Justice, we’ve been vocal advocating for these and other reforms because this epidemic is a human tragedy, a public health crisis and a disaster for the criminal justice system.”
The report recommends an addition $4 million in state funding to bridge the treatment gap. It also calls for a central navigation system for essential services and expanding treatment for people accused of a crime.
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