Delaware Public Media

Opioid epidemic

Starting this week, doctors in Delaware have new rules governing how they prescribe opiates.

 

The regulations are designed to curb opiate addiction, and apply to both chronic and short-term pain management.  

 


In the summer of 2016 the Dover Police Department teamed up with an addiction recovery center to divert opiate users into treatment and away from crime, jail or death.

 

Less than a year later, police departments around the First State are looking at Dover's ANGEL Program as a model they could adopt.